Classified IT Design Engineer

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

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.

Job Summary

In this role, you will use your strong knowledge of IT buildouts within large construction projects, classified space physical layouts, network and space security authorization, network infrastructure technologies, and systems integration engineering to help Aerospace build next-generation facilities to meet evolving customer mission needs across the enterprise.

Work Model

Hybrid: Primarily onsite at El Segundo, Chantilly, or Colorado Springs locations with some remote work allowed

What You'll Be Doing
  • Work with Aerospace facilities and security personnel as well as contractors to review construction designs and advise on feedback and modifications
  • Engineer design alternatives based on government customer requirements
  • Coordinate installation of data, telecommunications, and monitoring networks and circuits with Aerospace IT groups
  • Proactively communicate and coordinate challenges and mitigations within any project
  • Develop enterprise-wide standards for areas such as wiring
  • Assist with security submittals


What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Staff IV:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Currently holds or have held a TS/SCI clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • 10 years of experience participating in IT infrastructure buildout for large corporate facilities
  • Familiarity with ICDs 703 and 705, CNSSAM TEMPEST/1-13, and Best Practice Guidance for Architectural Radio Frequency Shielding
  • Background in networking, audio visual, or telecommunications systems


Minimum Requirements for Staff V:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Currently holds or have held a TS/SCI clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • 15 years of experience participating in IT infrastructure buildout for large corporate facilities
  • 5 years of experience leading IT infrastructure buildouts for large corporate facilities
  • Experience implementing elements of ICD 703, ICD 705, CNSSAM TEMPEST/1-13, or Best Practice Guidance for Architectural Radio Frequency Shielding
  • Extensive background implementing large networking, audio visual, or telecommunications systems


How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Current TS/SCI clearance with SSBI and CI polygraph
  • Graduate degree from an accredited program in computer science, computer engineering, construction engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Industry-recognized certification from BICSI in relevant areas
  • Experience in large IT infrastructure buildouts supporting Department of Defense customers or contractors
  • Experience managing contractors


We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

(Min - Mid - Max)
$115,000 - $150,000 - $190,000

Ways 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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