Job of the Week: High Performance Software Developer at The Aerospace Corporation

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The Aerospace Corporation is Virginia is seeking High Performance Software Developer in our Job of the Week.

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?


The performance Modeling and Analysis Department (PMAD) focuses on the modeling, analysis, and optimization of orbits, satellite access, and system performance at all levels for space architectures. We develop sensor models and system visualizations; perform system and architecture performance assessments; and perform orbital coverage, geolocation, and communications analyses. We develop and maintain special-purpose software to support our analyses. PMAD software developers apply object-oriented and parallel processing techniques to our software to leverage the corporation’s high-performance computing resources.

Key Functions 

  • Develops high-performance technical computing applications in the areas of space system modeling, architecture performance assessment, and mission planning and scheduling
  • Designs new software tools, and re-factors existing tools, to take advantage of object-oriented structures and software architecting best practices
  • Develops and implements algorithms which exploit high performance compute clusters
  • Works with department analysts to develop new algorithms and processes to extend tool capabilities
  • Works both independently and on small teams; interacts with program office and government customers
  • Contributes to technical reports, user documentation, regular status reports, and other presentations to disseminate findings, guidance, and technical information to as wide an audience as possible

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