Engineering Specialist

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.

    Job Summary

    The Vehicle Systems Division (VSD) sits at the center of the ideas and data behind current and future systems supplying innovative research and development; technical evaluations during the acquisition process; conceptual and detailed design; assembly, integration, and test; and operational support. Comprised primarily of highly-trained mechanical and aerospace engineers, VSD provides national expertise in the areas of vehicle engineering; guidance, navigation, and controls; robotics; electro-mechanical devices; embedded systems; fluid mechanics; propulsion; thermal control; orbital mechanics; mechanisms; structures; structural dynamics; and dynamic environments.

    The E lectromechanical Control Department (ECD) performs both technical studies and characterization tests of control system hardware, in which you will support customer programs. ECD specializes in hardware used for spacecraft and launch vehicles , as well as terrestrial and aerial applications . We specialize in mission critical control sensors and actuators, including Electric Motors, Gyroscopes and IMUs, Accelerometers, Gimbals, Steering Mirrors, Encoders & Resolvers, Star Trackers, GPS Receivers, Capacitive & Inductive Sensors, and Reaction Wheels.

    This is a full-time position which will follow a hybrid work model, offering partially remote work as business needs allow. V arious nationwide locations available.

    What You'll Be Doing

    • As an E ngineering S pecialist in ECD, you will conduct technical studies and experimental investigations to support customer programs , interacting with government customers, program management, and contractors
    • Technical studies often involve evaluation, analysis, modeling or simulation of control systems and their components
    • Experimental investigations in the Mechatronics Research Laboratory (managed by ECD) and/ or other Aerospace labs may include control sensor and actuator performance evaluation, controller design and implementation, or data reduction and visualization associated with the study of key components including Electric Motors, Gyroscopes and IMUs, Accelerometers, Gimbals, Steering Mirrors, Encoders & Resolvers, Star Trackers, GPS Receivers, Capacitive & Inductive Sensors, and Reaction Wheels.
    • Support multiple programs , clearly communicating the results of studies while work ing with both internal and external customers and stakeholders as a technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or project leader
    • You should have strong people skills which includes: coaching, mentoring, training, motivating and directing employees to optimize workplace productivity and promote professional growth

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor 's degree in a STEM field or equivalent
    • Typically (8) years of applicable professional or educational experience is required

    • Familiarity with laboratory experimentation, developing test strategies, experiment design, and integration and test
    • A strong working knowledge of electronics, mechanical design, control systems, inertial sensors , and actuators applicable to spacecraft and/or launch vehicles
    • Experience performingtechnical tasks, leading technical teams, and effectively supporting multiple programs , customers, and contractors
    • Proficiency with some of the following tools: MATLAB/Simulink, dSPACE , LabVIEW, SolidWorks, C/C++, Python
    • Willingness to occasionally travel and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately 10% (as required)
    • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security 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:

    • Advanced degree in a STEM field or equivalent
    • Expertise in electric motors and drive electronics, specifically brushless direct-current electric (BLDC) motors , servo and stepper motors, direct drive and geared, servo control , electronic circuit design and analysis , modeling and simulation of motors
    • Demonstrated ability to provide innovative solutions to challenging technical problems
    • Demonstrated experience mentoring and building a product team
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of customer, corporate staff, and contractors
    • Active Secret c learance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI s ecurity c learance , which is issued by the US government. U.S . citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

    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)
    $105,000 - $140,000 - $185,000

    Pay Basis: Annual

    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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