Optical Communications Engineer

Requisition ID: 40363

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

As an optical communications engineer, you will participate in the definition, design, development, and evaluation of advanced optical communication (lasercom) systems. Your systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and/or hardware efforts will impact cutting-edge space and ground lasercom systems.

This position can be filled as an Aerospace Senior Member of Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist

Key Functions

  • Perform analysis, modeling and/or hardware testbed development related to optical communications.
  • Assist in the definition and implementation of research projects.
  • Interface with Aerospace internal and external customers, and external contractors.
  • Document work products in technical reports and/or briefings to customers and colleagues.
  • Perform work as an individual or as part of a team, under the guidance and leadership of experienced staff.


Qualifications

Required
  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience since obtaining a bachelor's degree.
  • Experience with fiber/commercial telecom or free space optical comm.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


Preferred
  • Current and active Secret or Top Secret government clearance.


Required for Consideration as an Engineering Specialist
  • Master's or PhD in electrical engineering or related field from an accredited university.
  • 8+ years of experience since obtaining a bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasking with minimal supervision.
  • Aptitude for leadership and ability to mentor more junior engineers.
  • Experience with fiber/commercial telecom or free space optical comm.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


Preferred for Engineering Specialists
  • Current and active Secret or Top Secret government clearance.
  • RF communication and optical communication experience.
  • Experience with military communication systems.


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : MEMBR-TCH STF SR

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

Access: SCI

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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