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Aerospace Engineer – Analyst


This is a Contract position in Torrance, CA posted March 26, 2020.

Job Summary We are hiring at Sequoia Research Corporation We are a small aerospace engineering company in the Los Angeles, South Bay Area, that has been in business for over 45 years.

The problems we solve address important challenges in vehicle navigation and aircraft safety as well as fundamental space weather research.

We take pride in the difficulty of the problems assigned to us by our customers, as they are often challenging to frame, let alone solve.

In the past, we have designed and prototyped automated algorithmic analysis and integrity monitoring for the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), constructed the integrity architecture for a Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) and written papers on ionospheric threats and the modelling thereof.

We are actively recruiting engineers with an interest in applying math and physics in a computational setting.

We use Python, MatLab, C/C++, and some FORTRAN to develop algorithms, perform simulations, and analyze interesting data sets.

The candidate should have strong analytical skills, be able to program, and must be a US citizen.

We have found that people with an educational background in physics, chemistry, mathematics or engineering enjoy and thrive on our work.

Our problems are uniquely challenging and require a diverse skillset.

We are looking for all levels of education: Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D., as well as people with years of experience in their respective fields.

Responsibilities and Duties Performing computer simulations with in-house satellite navigation software.

Developing analysis tools in Python and MatLab.

Developing and testing algorithms that enhance performance and integrity solutions.

Engaging in fundamental space weather research.

Presenting various findings to academic/industry colleagues and government sponsors.

Qualifications and Skills Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s in a quantitative discipline such as math, physics, chemistry, engineering, or computer science.

Experience in a compiled language such as C or FORTRAN or a high-level interpreted language such as Python, MatLab, or Mathematica.

Must be a U.S.


Nice-to-have qualifications: Experience in a computational discipline such as computational physics, computational chemistry, engineering, or computer science.

5 years of experience using Linux.

5 years of experience with computer simulations, broadly defined.

5 years developing software and analysis tools adhering to software engineering best practices.

Hands-on experience with large data sets in a variety of formats.

Benefits Flexible work schedule with 3 weeks paid time off in addition to 9 federal holidays.

Competitive compensation with generous retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision.

Excellent Location, a few minutes from the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Redondo Beach.

Job Type: Full-time Education: Bachelor’s (Required) Additional Compensation: Bonuses Benefits: Health insurance Dental insurance Vision insurance Retirement plan Paid time off Flexible schedule