Engineering Manager - Software Radio Prototypes

Full Time

    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.

    The Communication Software Implementation Department (CSID) at the Aerospace Corporation provides proof-of-concept studies, novel algorithms, and prototypes using software-defined radios, reconfigurable hardware transceivers, wireless communication and navigation systems to enable the Space Enterprise's mission success. We are recognized experts in applying non-classical approaches, such as machine learning, to solve real-world problems in satellite communication, signals intelligence, anti-interference, and other mission areas.

    CSID goes beyond analysis and simulation to push the leading edge by building working intelligent communication prototypes using software-defined radios. The domain for our larger engineering division, Communication Technologies and Engineering Division, focuses on main-mission communication satellites, wideband links, command and telemetry, and terrestrial networks, along with their enabling technologies.

    This position will be a hybrid work model and offer partially remote with some onsite work required in either El Segundo, CA, Colorado Springs, CO, or Chantilly, VA.

    What You'll Be Doing:
    • Provide insight into the organization's objectives and goals, with a focus on coordinating their implementation and execution with subordinates, peers and management
    • Engage in mentoring activities that promote a culture of inclusivity and growth both within, and across, organizational boundaries
    • Recruit, hire, mentor, and lead staff to create cutting edge prototypes in all areas of digital communication using best available technologies
    • Conduct staff performance reviews and recommend performance improvement, career development, salary and promotion actions.
    • Ensure the technical quality of deliverables (reports, software, hardware, services, etc.) to customers.
    • Implement corporate policies, practices, and operating processes; and recommend improvements to higher management.
    • While this is a management position, the selected candidate is expected to get involved in a diverse set of technical projects. We go beyond analysis and simulation to build working intelligent Communication prototypes. You also need to be excited about exploring fields and concepts that may be out of your comfort zone.

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, oranother related discipline
    • 5 or moreyears of progressively responsible engineering experience in software development, signal processing systems, space systems and/or communication systems
    • Strong technical experience in Digital Signal Processing, Machine Learning or Digital Communication
    • Strong technical leadership skills with demonstrated project management experience, from project ideation to execution and Aerospace-quality product delivery
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with corporate, customer, and contractor management and staff
    • Demonstrated effective mentorship, career development, and interpersonal skills directed toward junior engineers
    • This position requires the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
    • TS/SCI clearance
    • 6-years of progressively responsible engineering experience in software development, signal processing systems, space systems and/or communication systems
    • Experience developing digital communication prototyping using GNU Radio, SDR#, SoapySDR, X-Midas, etc.
    • Experience leveraging DevOps/SecDevOps pipelines for software projects and/or ML Ops tools
    • Experience in Data Science which includes: data-centric problem formulation, data cleaning hands-on experience as well as classification, regression and reinforcement learning knowledge
    • Strength in more than one of the following programming languages/libraries: Python, C/C++, TensorFlow, scikit-learn, Keras, Theano, PyTorch, Veles, etc.
    • Experience with Air Force and/or NRO space programs
    • Advanced degree (Master or PhD) in relevant engineering disciplines

    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)
    $103,285 - $168,019 - $232,752

    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 . You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .
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