Space Domain Analyst

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Aerospace Corporation
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.

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Job Summary

The Systems Performance, Estimation, and Algorithms Department (SPEAD) performs concept development, systems engineering, architecture analysis, algorithm development and evaluation support for national security space customers. SPEAD efforts are focused on Radar, Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) sensors in support of space domain awareness (SDA), space protection and security, Electronic Warfare (EW), and missile warning/missile tracking (MW/MT) missions. The selected candidate will provide space domain analytical support, algorithm development and operations-focused software engineering, and modeling and simulation (M&S) analysis for space surveillance systems, space protection and space threat susceptibility, vulnerability analysis and resiliency assessment to government customers in the area of SDA, space control, and battle management and C2 (BMC2). Candidate will interact directly with government customers as well as Aerospace program office personnel in the Colorado Springs area and collaborate closely with Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) and program office personnel in El Segundo, CA, Chantilly, VA, and other locations.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of SDA, BMC2, space control, along with development and use of models for SDA analysis
  • Provide space domain awareness operations-focused algorithm development, evaluation, and M&S support for national security customers
  • Lead ETG teams in the development of algorithms and M&S capabilities for SDA, BMC2 and space control mission areas
  • Provide timely and relevant responses to national security customer questions through analysis efforts, and be able to produce high quality presentations which translate complex analytic results into simple concepts that can be understood at all levels
  • Provide independent assessments and lead studies with teams of analysts derived from the most capable government/FFRDC/SETA/contractor sources


What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, science, computer science, or other technical discipline
  • Four or more years of relevant technical experience after a bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated experience in modeling, simulation, analysis, and/or algorithm development for space domain awareness and space security missions
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following computer languages/tools: Java, Python, Matlab, C++/C
  • Demonstrated technical leadership ability, with good interpersonal communication and briefing skills along with the ability to work independently and interact effectively with high level government, Aerospace, and contractor personnel
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI 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:
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Master's degree in engineering, mathematics, science, computer science, or other technical discipline, and/or demonstrated experience within the BMC2, SDA, or space control mission areas with at least eight years of applicable experience
  • Proficiency in Java and Python, Agile development, and software testing
  • Operational experience as an orbit analyst, space control operator, battle manager in the air, maritime, or missile domains (e.g. AWACS, AEGIS, etc.), or an Air Force weapons school graduate
    • Experience with, or understanding of, EW and/or passive RF collection modeling
    • Experience with space surveillance network sensor operations, or other Space Object Surveillance and Identification (SOSI) network sensor operations


Grade-Based Pay Range

(Min - Mid - Max)
$67,573 - $117,940 - $168,307

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 The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .


Company Information

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 government 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?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R005572
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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