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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Aerospace & Aeronautics
Structural Engneer, Electronics Packaging
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The Aerospace Corporation | El Segundo, California
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Job Description

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 projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and international organizations in the national interest.

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.
  • Provide technical support and expertise in the areas of structural integrity and survivability of electronic components for launch vehicles and spacecraft considering shock, random vibration and thermal cycling environments.
  • Create finite-element models and execute analyses to investigate failures, verify margins, and provide rationale for design improvements.
  • Review and assess contractors' analyses and test plans.
  • Develop requirements for accelerated life tests.
  • Work with other experts in related technical disciplines on readiness review and anomaly resolution teams.
  • Document and communicate findings and recommendations.


Security Clearance: Secret
Requisition Number: 7286


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science and two years experience required.
  • Advanced Degree in Engineering or Science highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles of structural mechanics, including analysis and testing of electronic units used on launch vehicle and spacecraft structures subject to shock, vibration, and thermal environments.
  • Some familiarity with finite-element analysis techniques and simulation tools (such as ABAQUS, NASTRAN, ANSYS) and computer aided design software (such as ABAQUS-CAE, I-DEAS, PATRAN) desired
  • Candidate must possess strong written and oral communications skills, ability to initiate and complete tasks, and interact effectively with a broad range of organizations.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD clearance.
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.

About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation, a world leader in the application of space technology, provides advanced scientific and engineering services for space and related high technology systems. As an independent, nonprofit corporation operating a federally funded research and development center, Aerospace performs objective technical analyses and assessments for a variety of government, civil, and commercial customers.