Senior Site Reliability Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA

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Requisition ID: 52201 

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 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?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking applicants with an in-depth knowledge of cloud technologies and solutions, focused on software development with state-of-the-art technologies.


The qualified candidate will be an Engineering Specialist in the Cloud Platforms & Architectures Department.


Key Functions

  • Develop software for various cloud-related prototyping activities
  • Manage systems that provide software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities to project teams across Aerospace
  • Implement DevSecOps technologies to securely streamline development, testing, build, and deployment of applications
  • Work in a fast-paced, feature-driven environment, experimenting with state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies to rapidly develop prototypes that demonstrate the capabilities of these technologies
  • Research and experiment with bleeding edge technologies
  • Lead not only local project teams, but project teams at other national offices as well





  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field(s) from a recognized institution
  • 8 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Experience writing code in Java, Go, Shell, Perl, Python, or a similar language
  • Experience in data structures, algorithms, and software design
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux systems management
  • Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks
  • Experience with cloud and virtualization technologies, such as Docker, Kubernetes, and VMware technologies
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. US citizenship is required to obtain a clearance.



  • Interest in designing, writing, and/or troubleshooting software and systems in a distributed Linux environment
  • Experience managing server rooms
  • Familiar with DevSecOps tools, such as Jenkins
  • Active Secret security clearance


Performance Standards

  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational, time management, and project management skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational need
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • 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


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

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.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

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

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