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at The Aerospace Corporation in California (Published at 02-12-2019)

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California) 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? Responsibilities Analog, microwave, and digital engineering collide on the high-speed electronics information super-highway in space. We collaborate with companies to assist in the development of their state-of-the-art technologies. We then apply these technologies, our knowledge, and our laboratory facilities to solve hard problems in RF and optical communication systems and high-speed data links for national security space applications. Modeling, simulation, and hardware prototype and testbed realizations take place in our labs. Our academic-like collegial atmosphere encourages collaboration with and two-way learning between our engineers and you.

Key Functions

  • Apply high-speed engineering principles and analyses to optical, mixed-signal, and high-speed electronics circuits from board design to system integration
  • Analyze analog, digital, and mixed-signal design with optoelectronics, A/D, D/A, FPGA, and ASIC to provide performance assessment and corrective recommendation
  • Design board-level mixed-signal and high-speed electronics from schematic to layout for internal research and technology insertion risk evaluation
  • Design and construct measurement setup using standard lab instruments to perform experiments
  • Provide technical assessment in hardware anomaly and assistance in reaching the best resolution
  • Document work products in briefings/reports to assess technical issues and remedial solutions for peer review and program customers
  • Interface with Aerospace internal/external customers and external contractors for technical exchanges
  • Work on a diverse set of hands-on projects in a dynamic and multi-tasking environment with rapid varying requirements and tasks
  • Travel to contractor and customer sites as needed to provide technical support

This position can be filled as an Aerospace Member of the Technical Staff or Sr. Member of the Technical Staff Qualifications


  • Advanced degree from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering or another related discipline
  • 3 years of experience with an emphasis on high-speed electronics or mixed-signal systems
  • In-depth operational knowledge of discrete electronics, A/D, D/A, FPGA, and ASIC
  • Comprehensive understanding of signal integrity and power integrity in mixed-signal and high-speed electronics
  • Experience with analysis, characterization, and troubleshooting of high-speed interface and mixed-signal electronics
  • Experience with board development from requirements, design, schematic, layout, assembly, to testing
  • Experience with CAE tools for schematic capture, board layout, logic simulation, and circuit simulation
  • High motivation and a desire to learn and carry out tasks with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and multi-tasking environment
  • Willing to work in lab and be comfortable in a team with diverse backgrounds and expertise
  • Strong interpersonal skills with effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance with SCI / SSBI access which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
  • PhD degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with jitter analysis on oscilloscope
  • Experience with HyperLynx, ADS or Microwave Office
  • Experience with Simulink, VHDL design, simulation, and verification
  • Experience with microwave circuit design principles
  • Experience using network and spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and arbitrary waveform generators
Qualifications for consideration as a Sr. MTS

Required (In Addition)

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and up to 3 years of experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with research
  • Demonstrated ability with several of the ?Preferred? experience skill sets
  • Demonstrated skills to work in a rapid varying requirements environment and complete open-ended tasks
  • Completion of assigned tasking with minimal supervision

Additional Requisition Details Clearance Requirement: Top Secret Access: SCI Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph Relocation Available: [[relo]] Employment Type: Regular Work Schedule: Full Time
Company Statement The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others. From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world. All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance. U.S. citizenship is required for those positions. 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 poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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