Aerospace (501+ Employees, 7% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

3% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 7% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | NA Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

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.

Job Title: Propulsion Research Engineer

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 Combustion and Dynamics Engineering section, within the Propulsion Department, develops analytical and experimental tools to analyze and improve combustion and dynamic systems. As part of our lean, high-performance team, you will collaborate with aerospace companies and laboratories across the country to research, develop, and execute innovative propulsion system concepts for the next generation of space systems. Your work will enable our customer to make critical decisions and deliver exquisite national capabilities to space on time, every time.

This is a full-time position based in El Segundo, CA, with a hybrid work model that combines part-time remote work with regular onsite laboratory work.

This position is available as a Member of Technical Staff or Senior Member of Technical Staff

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Developing and executing laboratory experiments that support fundamental and applied research into chemical propulsion technologies
  • Writing technical reports and papers to communicate results to our customers and publish in scholarly journals
  • Crafting briefings to communicate results and recommendations to technical management, program offices, government personnel, and at technical conferences
  • Collaborating effectively with contractors to scope research efforts needed to improve the performance and reliability of propulsion systems

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:

Member of Technical Staff

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field or equivalent is required
  • Typically, 2 years of applicable professional or educational experience is required
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, conduct, and execute tasks to solve technical problems
  • Experience designing and analyzing aerospace hardware with common software tools (e.g., MATLAB, Solidworks, Ansys)
  • Experience with common measurement sensors, experiment controls, and data acquisition tools (e.g., LabVIEW)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, customers, and external contractors
  • Ability to work in a laboratory setting
  • Ability to communicate requirements, deadlines, and priorities to machinists and laboratory technicians
  • Willingness to occasionally travel and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately 10% (as required)
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Same requirements as a Member of Technical Staff noted above, in addition to:

  • Typically, 5 years of applicable professional or educational experience is required

How You Can Stand Out

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

Member of Technical Staff or Senior Member of Technical Staff

  • Advanced degree in a STEM field or equivalent is highly preferred
  • Experience designing and testing high pressure systems and/or high-speed rotating machinery
  • Experience with oxygen systems
  • Experience with high temperature reacting flows

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 [email protected]. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Tagged as: 501+ Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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