02 Jan
Modeling, Simulation and Software Engineer
California, Elsegundo , 90245 Elsegundo USA

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. The Enterprise Simulation and Studies Department (ESSD) is responsible for developing and applying high quality modeling and simulation capabilities and software solutions. We place specific emphasis on applying latest computing technologies and Digital Engineering approaches to integrate capabilities to address enterprise-level, cross-mission interdependencies. What You'll Be Doing

  • Be a part of the inception of the USSF becoming a digital force. Bring an innovative and dedicated mindset to create M&S capabilities and leverage the benefits of Digital Engineering to help the USSF (and other National Security Space customers) enter the digital age.
  • Support a wide variety of space program customers as both a developer (algorithm and software development) and an analyst (setting up and executing batch simulation runs, custom post processing, drawing trends and insights) for M&S in the areas of: Enterprise (cross-mission)
  • Multi-domain military operations (air and sea domains), Resiliency (Counterspace, architecture robustness/redundancy) , Space performance (Space Domain Awareness, SIGINT, Special Comms, Directed Energy, Rendezvous and Proximity Operations).
  • Work closely with industry leading engineers and scientists in the development of maintainable, high-performance applications and M&S capabilities
  • Continuous learning in new areas of innovative next generation space programs, missions, and analysis tools to analyze complex enterprise-level problems
  • Work in/across teams on innovative ways to apply the latest computing technology (Distributed Frameworks, Cloud, AI/ML, Digital Engineering/Model Based Systems Engineering, DevSecOps) to M&S
  • Deliver timely completion of developed capability and analysis efforts
  • Deliver high-quality reports and briefings, and present recommendations to customers and Aerospace management
This position is a hybrid work model and can sit partially remotely with some onsite work in El Segundo, CA. What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Engineer
  • Bachelors or advanced degree from an accredited program in computer science, aerospace engineering, mathematics, or related field
  • Two or more years of experience in software engineering, software design and architecting
  • Proficiency in C/C, preferably in C17 or later
  • Comfortable working with and following a large code base in C/C
  • Experience with scripting languages such as MATLAB and Python
  • Experience in distributed frameworks, API development, and cloud technologies
  • Experience in algorithm development, modeling, and simulation
  • Experience in orbital mechanics, orbit determination, geolocation techniques, or satellite communications
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team and manage multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic, self-motivation, and willingness to take initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced degree from an accredited program in mathematics, computer science, aerospace engineering or related field
  • Current/active Top Secret/SCI clearance is highly desired
  • Familiarity with space architecture and mission areas
  • Experience in tracking and estimation theory
  • Experience in practicing professional software development processes
  • Experience in multi-domain military operation research/simulation
Grade-Based Pay Range (Min - Mid - Max)$102,000 - $120,000 - $138,000Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect
We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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