Space Vehicle Modeler & Analyst

The Aerospace Corporation - Chantilly, VA4.0

30+ days agoFull-time
Requisition ID: 42270

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia)

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?


In this position, you will apply your experience in the field of spacecraft modeling and simulation to work on satellite-level, subsystem-to-subsystem, and satellite-to-system integrated modeling and analysis, primarily across a range of intelligence community programs, but with opportunities in civil and defense agency programs also. Aerospace’s broad reach across the U.S. space systems enterprise will give you a unique opportunity to follow your own interests and identify ways that you can uniquely contribute based on your own skills and experience.

Key Functions

You will be the point-of-contact for detailed technical analyses and assessments to:

validate requirements
assess capabilities and margins
identify failure modes
investigate issues and anomalies

Analysis topics you will work on may include:
optimal satellite pointing and planning
estimation and calibration
satellite data processing


Bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, or an appropriate technical discipline with at least five years of engineering work experience or education equivalent
Two or more years of experience in space systems modeling and analysis with computer programming of models, simulations, and/or data processing
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, leadership, and communications skills, and a willingness to network
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


Graduate-level degree in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, or an appropriate technical discipline, with thesis
Current Top Secret/SCI
Experience with rotational dynamics and kinematics, statistics and error evaluation, geometric optics and imaging systems
Familiarity with Object Oriented programming principles, software configuration management, and basic software design
Familiarity with Linux and high-performance computing environments
Ability to work closely with senior Aerospace/government management
Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBR-TCH STF SR

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

Access: SCI

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: Yes

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.

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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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