Sr. Software Architect

Requisition ID: 37981

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 clandestine 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

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Sr. Software Architect to support software focused General Systems Engineering and Integration (GSE&I) for ground and space systems. This group provides expertise in the areas of software architecture, software engineering, ground and space software, software engineering lifecycle, tools, and analysis. This role will offer technical analysis and recommendations to internal and customer stakeholders on mission-critical solutions.

Key Functions

  • Plan and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and adaptation/modification of technical solutions, industry standards, methods, and criteria. Devises new approaches to problems encountered. Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on matters of importance.
  • Perform analytical studies, conducts tests, develops details of specifications, prepares details of analytical report findings, assists in planning and development of studies and design projects.
  • Diagnoses software requirements, standards, and cyber-security conformance issues; participates in the development of design improvements;
  • Develop and enhance the state of Software Architecture and Engineering practice through the adoption, tailoring, and development of new/emerging analysis, development, and evaluation methods.


Qualifications

This position can be filled as an Engineering Specialist or Sr. Engineering Specialist.

Required for Engineering Specialist:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related technical discipline
  • 8 or more years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years hands-on experience designing, writing, testing, and fielding software using one or more of the following languages: C/C++, SQL, Java PHP, C#, Python
  • First-hand experience developing software using both agile and waterfall approaches to software development
  • Excellent technical written and oral communication skills
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance


Required for Sr. Engineering Specialist
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related technical discipline
  • 12 or more years software development experience
  • 5+ years hands-on experience designing, writing, testing, and fielding software using one or more of the following languages: C/C++, SQL, Java PHP, C#, Python
  • Knowledge & Experience in Negotiation
  • Experience developing software using both agile and waterfall approaches to software development
  • Excellent technical written and oral communication skills
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance


Preferred
  • Advanced technical degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related discipline
  • Experience design and evaluating software architectures using one or more of the following methods: ATAM, SAAM, ARID
  • Experience in technical leadership in a software or systems engineering and /or program management environment.
  • Expertise/knowledge using quantitative approaches to support technical decisions and developing metrics
  • Expertise/knowledge real-time space and ground systems, including, program management, risk assessment, and process improvement
  • Expertise/knowledge of service oriented architectures, cloud computing service models, and software ecosystems
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers.
  • Strong technical mentoring skills
  • Familiarity with DoD and Intelligence Community programs and current SBI is highly desirable.


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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : ENGRG SPECIALIST

Clearance Requirement: Secret

Access: None

Polygraph: None

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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