Software Systems Assurance Engineer

    • El Segundo, CA

Requisition ID: 46078

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?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking enthusiastic Software Systems Engineers for an opportunity in the Information Systems and Cyber Division within our Engineering and Technology Group. This position will be located at in El Segundo, California.

The qualified candidates will join the Software Systems Assurance Department, where they will develop tools and conduct analyses that support software engineering for mission-critical space systems, notably satellite ground control networks and flight software for launch vehicles, missiles, and satellites.

This position may be filled as a Member of the Technical Staff (MTS), Associate MTS, or Senior MTS.


Key Functions

  • Design, implement, and maintain software for a variety of engineering applications, helping engineers solve space systems-engineering problems using graphics visualization, database interfaces, data analysis, and test automation
  • Participate in software development activities that may include stand-alone or web-based applications
  • Conduct studies and assessments of software quality, system design adequacy, and compliance with mission requirements
  • Develop innovative tools and techniques to enhance those studies and assessments
  • Training and mentorship will be provided.

Performance standards to be successful in this position include the following:
  • Passion for advancing the state of the art in space technology and aerospace applications
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and proactively seek guidance and feedback
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Character that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity & Objectivity, and Innovation


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field
  • Experience or coursework in object-oriented software programming
  • Leadership or technical responsibility in one or more software development or computer engineering projects
  • Fluency with one or more modern software programming languages
  • Fluency with standard office productivity applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance
  • US Citizenship is required

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.5 or higher
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field
  • Proficiency in Java, C++, or Python programming languages
  • Working knowledge of the several of the following: JavaScript, Angular, MongoDB, MySQL, Docker, Jenkins, Git, and Jira
  • Experience in software testing, verification, and validation
  • Experience with agile software development practices
  • Experience with cloud-based architectures and platforms
  • Experience with data visualization and user interfaces
  • Experience with information assurance and cyber security
  • Experience with modern data analytics (e.g. machine learning, data mining)
  • Experience with airborne vehicle systems and/or spacecraft systems
  • Participation in one or more software development or computer engineering projects in aerospace-related applications (e.g. UAVs, CubeSats, robotics)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively define goals and track progress on tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to apply initiative and creativity to solve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently and proactively seek guidance as needed
  • Active security clearance
  • Two or more years of progressively responsible experience in relevant roles is typical for an MTS. Less experienced candidates are typically considered for Associate MTS roles
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in relevant roles is typical for a Senior MTS
  • Time spent pursuing graduate studies in a pertinent field is typically applicable to the experience-level qualifications listed above

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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: [[relo]]

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.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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 You can also reviewThe Equal Employment Opportunity is the Lawposter andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.

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