Sr. Software/Data Engineer

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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.

We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.

Information Systems and Cyber Division (ISCD) staff couple the latest in information system technologies, such as elastic compute clouds, containerization, microservices, real-time operating systems, and visualization frameworks, with expertise in cyber security, software architecture, software engineering, process improvement, software development, data science, and machine learning to deliver responsive, resilient, high-performance software intensive systems to our IC, DoD, and civilian customers.

The Data-centric Platforms and Architectures Department seeks a creative and enthusiastic cloud-native software developer to join a diverse team of engineers, data engineers, and programmers with a passion for researching, prototyping, understanding, and building data platforms for the space enterprise. Join our team to conduct cutting-edge cloud-native/data engineering and accomplish innovative work on modern data platforms with the ability to scale intelligently!

This role is hybrid, and can work partially remotely, with some onsite presence in El Segundo, CA or Albuquerque, NM.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Working closely with National Security Space, United States Space Force, and other Department of Defense customers
  • Provide in-depth enterprise architecture/cloud modernization expertise to support the proof-of-concept work, and partner directly with customers to prioritize solutions impacting customer adoption to Cloud solutions
  • Guide customers through assessments of their existing legacy application environments, provide recommendations on a prioritization roadmap for application modernization and identify applications for migration to cloud computing models
  • Build modern data platforms and architectures for various data domains. We use the development of these types of data platforms, and architectures to increase velocity and innovation for Aerospace and our customers


This position can be filled as a Software/Data Engineer or Sr. Software/Data Engineer.

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Sr. Software/Data Engineer - Engineering Specialist:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related field(s)
  • Typically, 8 or more years of experience in relevant fields in industry
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Python and/or Java
  • Experience with data architectures and platforms
  • Experience with and understanding of machine learning, and statistics
  • Experience in data visualization technologies and interactive dashboards
  • Technical leadership or responsibility in one or more software development or computer engineering projects
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently and proactively seek guidance as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate and lead teams
  • 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


Minimum Requirements for Sr. Software/Data Engineer - Sr. Engineering Specialist
  • All of the above requirements for Software/Data Engineer - Eng. Specialist
  • Typically, 12 or more years of experience in relevant fields in industry


How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced [Masters, PhD] degree from an accredited program in computer science or other applicable STEM concentration
  • Experience with Systems Engineering data elements relating to requirements, risk, schedule, integration, etc.
  • Cloud application architectures
  • Knowledge of data virtualization and data access


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 : R005816
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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