In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering.
Innovative solutions require highly creative, resourceful, and motivated employees. We consider a challenging and rewarding work environment an essential part of maintaining a workforce that encompasses the best and brightest talent in our industry.
The corporation employs 3,900 employees, with 73% of those being technical staff. Within the technical staff, more than 750 hold Ph.Ds.
Our experience and knowledge span all facets of space systems, including systems engineering, testing, analysis, and development; acquisition support, launch readiness, and certification; anomaly resolution; and the application of new technologies for existing and next-generation space systems. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists and engineers in the world.
Aerospace employees are creative, motivated, dedicated, and empowered to ensure the highest levels of individual and organizational performance. Our diverse team of committed employees takes great pride in delivering technical leadership and innovative solutions on programs of national importance.
Working at Aerospace means ensuring the safety and success of every government, civil and commercial space mission. You’ll work side-by-side with some of the brightest minds in the field who will support you on whatever path your career takes. As an independent nonprofit, we deliver objective analysis, searching for technical truth and tackling the most complex challenges to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. space enterprise.
Our Corporate Values
The corporation’s commitment to its core values has made it the leading architect and principal technical resource for programs of national significance.
Aerospace’s Office of DEI and Executive Diversity Council established a new strategic framework to augment and reinforce our efforts in creating long-lasting impact for a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people are empowered to bring their best selves to collaborate and create the best solutions for our customers.
The Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers 2024 list was compiled through an independent survey among 50,000 Americans who worked for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers and to nominate other organizations, and the rankings were based on number of recommendations a company received.
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.