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Posted by: Aerospace Corporation on Nov 27, 2017


Location:

El Segundo, CA

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 34902 
All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  
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 clandestine 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?
Responsibilities
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Electro-Optical Engineer Graduate Intern for an internship opportunity. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.

The qualified candidate will become part of the Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department and will support design and performance characterization of state-of-the-art image sensors for future space missions.

KEY FUNCTIONS
Supporting optical design and testing of customer sensor systems Participating with an interdisciplinary team in ongoing research or technical programs with academic collaboration partners Applying standard techniques and procedures to carry out a series of prescribed scientific and/or engineering tasks Training and mentorship will be provided.

Qualifications
Performance standards to be successful in this internship position include:
Strong written and oral communication skills Good theoretical understanding of optical system engineering including analysis and testing Good analytic skills in electro-optical sensor performance including radiometry, stray light, optical design, and testing Demonstrated strong analytic problem solving skills in visible and infrared electro-optical sensor performance, including radiometry, pan chromatic, multi-, and hyperspectral image processing and exploitation Strong computer programming skills in an engineering application environment such as MATLAB, ENVI/IDL, or Mathematica Must work well in a team environment Must possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree completed and currently enrolled at an accredited college/university degree program pursuing a Master or PhD degree in physics, optical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science or related program Good theoretical understanding of optical system engineering including analysis and testing Good analytic skills in electro-optical sensor performance including radiometry, stray light, optical design, and testing Demonstrated strong analytic problem solving skills in visible and infrared electro-optical sensor performance Strong computer programming skills in an engineering application environment such as MATLAB, ENVI/IDL, or Mathematica Demonstrated experience with optical design code such as CodeV and/or Zemax, experience with stray light code such as FRED, and other related optical software packages such as LightTools and SolidWorks. Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills Minimum GPA 3.0 Must be able to obtain a security clearance US Citizenship required Completion of courses in optical engineering (fundamental topics in optics such as radiometry, stray light, optical design, and testing) and ability to analyze basic optical systems Demonstrated experience with optical design code such as CodeV and/or Zemax, Novice-level experience with stray light code such as FRED, and other related optical software packages such as LightTools and SolidWorks. Demonstrated experience with C++, Java, Python, Mathematica, or MATLAB and ability to independently develop and test beginner-level software Successful completion of a design project in field of study, demonstrating application of technical knowledge to real-world problems.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
GPA 3.5 or higher Active security clearance
Temporary housing assistance is not available.

The Aerospace Corporation functions as the nation's independent testing, assessment, and research center for national security space systems, specializing in advanced military space systems. Aerospace offers summer internship positions at our headquarters in El Segundo, California, and our campuses in Chantilly, Virginia, Colorado and New Mexico to give students the opportunity to work in the scientific, technical, or administrative areas of the company.

Transcript Requirement
Transcripts are required for this position.

 
Additional Requisition Details
System Job Title:   TECHNICAL INTERN REQ  
Clearance Requirement: None 
Access: None  
Polygraph: None  
Employment Type: Temporary  
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

HR. Website URL:

https://careers.aerospace.org/go/View-All-Jobs/2443100

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About Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center. It provides guidance and advice to military, civil, and commercial customers ensuring the success of complex, technology-based programs. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States.

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