Concept Design Center Coordinator (Data Engineer)
El Segundo, CA 
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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 Systems Engineering Division (SED) provides unmatched experience in systems engineering to the U.S. government and to numerous public and private agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations, consortia, and commercial companies involved in the advanced application of space technology. From systems architecture development to system analysis and optimization, astrodynamics, orbital debris, navigation, failure analysis, mission assurance, cost and schedule assessment, and economic market analysis, SED exploits an incredibly broad array of engineering and business disciplines against a diverse and dynamic portfolio of programs and national challenges.

One of the key capabilities at The Aerospace Corporation is the Concept Design Center (CDC), which is an internationally recognized center of excellence in collaborative, concurrent design of space and ground systems that draws on technical experts from across the corporation. The CDC uses a concurrent engineering method and analytical models to develop concept designs of space systems that estimate performance and life cycle costs (see our CDC video at ).

What You'll Be Doing

  • Create and maintain capabilities that make CDC compatible with Aerospace's digital engineering environment, specifically:
    • CDC database used for real-time data exchange between different tools during collaborative design studies
    • Collaborative simulation capability... connecting simulation tools with a cloud environment
    • CDC web services interface to enable Aerospace users to search, mine, and access concept study data
    • Web interface to "onboard" customers seeking CDC services
    • Mechanism for "Digital Deliverables" such as dashboards that dynamically organize study data and display results (vs. traditional document reports)
    • Mechanism to pull data into a corporate data warehouse so others can use data for their analyses
    • Repositories for space system descriptive models, including SysML models of spacecraft and architectures
  • Help develop CDC teams, facilities, and processes to improve support to Aerospace customers
  • Maintain multi-site and virtual CDC capabilities. CDC lab facilities are in multiple locations, and unclassified studies may also be performed by teams from home.
  • Identify opportunities to implement Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and practices in the studies

    *This position is available as Level or Level 2*

    What You Need to be Successful

    Minimum Requirements for level 1:

    • BS in a relevant engineering discipline (Data Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science).
    • Experience creating and maintaining databases, web services interface, and APIs
    • Familiarity with data standards, data exchange standards, digital engineering, cloud-native software development, cloud-native data engineering, data warehouses, and distributed systems
    • At least 5 years experience in data engineering and/or data management.
    • Must be willing to train staff to promote CDC awareness and implementation
    • This position requires the 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.

    Additional Minimum Requirements for level 2:

    • At least 8 years experience in data engineering and/or data management. Some experience may be waived with MS or higher degree in a relevant discipline.

    How You Can Stand Out

    It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

    • Masters degree or higher, and/or combination of desired major and minor (e.g. Aerospace Engineering major and Data Engineering minor)
    • Computer programming, modeling and simulation skills.
    • Software, Languages, and Databases: Kafka, Java, C++, Python, Syndeia, OpenMBEE, Tableau, SysML, MagicDraw (Cameo, Collaborator), Sparx EA, Matlab, InfluxDB
    • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Digital Engineering, machine learning, software tool interconnectivity, OSLC, AWS
    • Experience with concurrent engineering methods and tools
    • Active TS/SCI clearance

    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 The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law andthe supplement, as well as the.

    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, and that produces superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    Master's Degree
    Required Experience
    5+ years
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