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Sensor Engineer

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: January 25, 2023

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. The Electronics and Sensors Division (ESD) is a world-class engineering and scientific leader in electronics and remote sensing systems. The Advanced Sensor Engineering Department (ASED) is a group of engineers and scientists actively engaged in developing the next generation of remote sensing systems of national importance. ASED members develop and test prototype sensors, model system performance, explore new phenomenology, and assess the performance of Electro Optical/Infrared sensor components through modelling and simulation.What You'll Be Doing

  • Model EO/IR sensor performance for remote sensing applications.
  • Develop prototype payloads for airborne flight and cubesat applications.
  • Perform laboratory and field testing of advanced EO sensors and other technologies, developing new testing capabilities as necessary.
  • Document and present findings to colleagues and customers
  • Travel as necessary to support customer requirements (BASIC QUALIFICATIONS* Bachelor's degree in, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution with at least 2 years relevant work experience.Or* Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institutionWhat You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in in Remote Sensing, Imaging Science, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or another related discipline.
    • At least 2 years of experience with at least one of the following:
      • Performance modelling of remote sensing EO/IR systems.
      • Design and development of EO/IR remote sensing systems.
      • Integration & Test of EO/IR remote sensing systems
      • Strong scientific programming skills, for example Python, Matlab, IDL, or C++.
      • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
      • Strong written and oral communication skills.
      • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
      • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government.U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
        • An advanced degreein Physics, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering, or appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution.
        • At least 5 years of experience with at least one of the following:
          • Performance modelling of remote sensing EO/IR systems.
          • Design and development of EO/IR remote sensing systems.
          • Integration & Test of EO/IR remote sensing systems
          • Experience with production of space qualified hardware
          • Experience with CAD, machining, and 3-D printing.
          • Current TS/SCIWays 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 respectWe 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 Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly , Sensor Engineer, Engineering , Chantilly, Virginia

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