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Trajectory Analyst

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally. The Trajectory Design and Optimization Department has an entry-level career opportunity for a Trajectory Analyst to provide analysis and--optimization support for contested space applications. In this role, you will support conceptual design/technology assessments, pre-launch analysis for on-contract programs, launch and mission ops, and end-of-life phases. Mission applications include spacecraft, launch, missile, and re - entry vehicles, for Earth-centric and interplanetary missions. You should feel comfortable interfacing with both internal and external customers. At The Aerospace Corporation, we are committed to providing a safe and diverse workplace for all employees who 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. Key Functions

  • Develop and apply advanced techniques for solving flight mechanics and astrodynamics problems
  • Perform trajectory simulation and performance optimization of launch vehicles, upper stages, missiles, spacecraft, and re-entry vehicles
  • Implement optimization theory including calculus of variations approaches and/or non-linear programming
  • Analyze and optimize chemical propulsion, low thrust propulsion, and hybrid propulsion orbit transfers
  • Support launch vehicle ops and spacecraft orbit transfer campaigns Qualifications Required
    • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field or equivalent is required
    • Minimum of (2) years of engineering or applicable professional or educational experience is required
    • Experience with flight mechanics, trajectory modeling and simulation, orbit mechanics, optimal control
    • Experience modeling launch vehicle and missile trajectories, particularly to non-traditional orbit regimes and modeling the target vehicle's dynamics
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with program office and customer personnel
    • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance Preferred
      • Master's degree or higher in STEM field or equivalent is preferred
      • Strong background in orbital mechanics, aerodynamics, dynamics, and physics
      • Strong programming skills, preferably with familiarity in: C, C++, Fortran, Python, MATLAB and/or UNIX is highly desirable
      • Experience using optimal control software packages like GPOPS-II is preferred
      • Graduate level course work in orbital mechanics, numerical methods, and optimization
      • A current and active TS/SSBI (SCI) security clearance with--a Counterintelligence Polygraph , which is issued by the US government is strongly preferred Grade-Based Pay Range(Min - Mid - Max)$67,573 - $117,940 - $168,307Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
        • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
        • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
        • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
        • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
        • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
        • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute
        • Paid holidays and paid time off
        • Flexible spending accounts
        • Relocation assistance (if applicable)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--ieo.mailbox@aero.org . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and-- the supplement , as well as the-- Pay Transparency Policy Statement .-- Posted 24 Days Ago Full time R001292 About Us A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in the national security of space. We are The Aerospace Corporation. We take 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? Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to obtain a Security Clearance. U.S. citizenship required for those positions.

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