Cosmic AES Job Openings

Systems Engineer - El Segundo, CA

El Segundo, CA

About Cosmic AES

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  As a company focused on cutting-edge development, Cosmic AES delivers powerful, adaptable solutions leveraging existing non-proprietary technologies to meet our customers' mission needs and objectives. Our management philosophy of a flat innovative company utilizing Agile Development and the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for development allows us to quickly adapt to customer needs and the changing DoD mission environment. Cosmic AES invites you to become part of our family of groundbreaking engineers with a passion for conquering the nations’ toughest challenges.

Position Description

Cosmic AES is looking for Systems Engineer to support the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SY). SMC/SY equips the joint warfighter with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. The directorate executes cradle to grave responsibility for weapon system development, fielding and sustainment.  The candidate will support the Space Test and Training Range (STTR) program.  The STTR is DoD’s only Space Range and is operated by the 25th Space Range Squadron, Schriever, AFB, CO. The STTR ensures safe and secure operations and provides its customers with realistic space environment to support test, training, and exercise activities. As such, this position requires an individual with extensive experience in technical programs, program management, and systems engineering used in developing space systems and ground systems.  Specific experience in the development and operations of satellite communications systems, geosynchronous satellite operations, and/ or small satellite development/ operations is desired. 

Job Duties 

  • Perform technical support and risk assessment and evaluation of program management execution and technical review execution.

  • Coordinate Government activities and contractor, sub-contractor and vendor efforts throughout system’s life cycle.

  • Support the development of acquisition planning briefs and documents.

  • Support and facilitate the development of CONOPs.

  • Provide technical and acquisition support to Government and contractor milestone review to assess progress, issues and requirements traceability.

  • Provides advice on: acquisition strategies for next generation systems, program execution issues and recommendations; strategic messaging and expectation management to operational user, SY leadership and key stakeholders.

Required Qualifications :

  • US Citizen.
  • Current Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience.

  • Experience developing and managing Project Management products like the Program Management Plan, Program Roadmaps, Integrated Master Schedules, Roles & Responsibilities Matrix, Work Breakdown Structures, Projects Management Organizational Structures.

  • Experience organizing external and internal project stakeholders towards achieving project goals and objectives.

  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings.

  • Experience working with diverse Engineering Staff with multiple areas of expertise.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with multiple Program/Project Management methodologies: e.g. Waterfall, Agile.

  • Experience implementing and managing systems engineering processes.

  • Experience on USAF Acquisition Programs focused on space system research, development, test, and evaluation.

Cosmic AES offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package which includes: 401k plan, profit sharing, flexible work schedules, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, long and short-term disability, company paid life insurance, referral bonuses, and tuition assistance. For further information on Cosmic AES, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), please visit us at:

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