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Posted: Monday, March 6, 2017 7:25 PM

Requisition ID: 5461
All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)
Responsibilities 13;
Provides professional engineering/scientific support within (research and development) engineering, systems engineering, project engineering, or technology functions/ organizations.


Evaluating rocket propulsion design and performance characteristics and assisting in development of new propulsion systems
Technical evaluation of rocket propulsion systems used for satellite and missile defense programs, as well as launch vehicle upper stages, specifically:
o Use existing tools and help develop new tools and analyses to assess performance, estimate margins, and evaluate anomalies,
o Identify, assess, and help mitigate hardware and operational risks associated with design, components, and interfaces,
o Participate in technical interchange meetings, hardware reviews, flight data reviews, and other similar activities to assess flight readiness of propulsion systems,
o Participate in project teams within or external to the propulsion department
Prepare reports and presentations to communicate results and recommendations to Aerospace program offices, government personnel, and other customers
Provide real:time support to customer test and flight operations
Travel as required in support of other responsibilities
Comply with corporate policies and practices and maintain DoD/SCI security clearance

Qualifications 13;

Bachelors degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering (or equivalent), including coursework in the following:
o Thermodynamics
o Heat transfer
o Fluid mechanics, including compressible flow
o Propulsion system design, combustion/reacting flows, or electric propulsion
At least two years experience OR an advanced degree in engineering
Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct technical tasks to solve technical problems
:Experience utilizing software:based tools (e.g. Matlab) for engineering analyses
:Excellent oral and written communication skills
:Ability to function well in a collaborative environment
:Ability to travel
:Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

An advanced degree in engineering highly desired
Completed course work in physics (esp. laws of orbital motion), rigid body mechanics, control theory, engineering/design highly desired
Experience with spacecraft or similar propulsion systems desired
Experience with space system engineering practices and standards
:Experience working with customers and/or contractors
:Current, active SSBI security clearance

Transcript Requirement 13;
Transcripts are required for this position.
Additional Requisition Details
System Job Title
Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI
Counter Intelligence Polygraph
Relocation Available:
Employment Type:
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


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