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Top 5 Positions the Space Industry is Hiring Like Crazy

The space industry is evolving. Space probes governed by AI and manned missions to distant planets are future possibilities. All this, along with a rebound in the U.S. military market, is spurring job growth in the industry. Here are five roles aerospace companies are clamoring to fill this year.
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Cyber Architect

Protecting space vehicles from cyberattacks is a top priority. To shield these systems, companies are hiring cybersecurity talent to develop innovative solutions, research vulnerabilities and reverse engineer software. And bonus—there is job security in cybersecurity. According to analysis by Cybersecurity Ventures, the unemployment rate in this area is zero.

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Test Technician

Every space vehicle must undergo extensive testing to ensure it will work flawlessly. Typically, a spacecraft will go through nearly 200 tests to validate the entire system prior to launch. To enter this field, you usually need experience with electronics assembly, test instrumentation and data acquisition

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Software Developer

There will be an estimated one million more computing jobs than applicants who can fill them by 2020, according to Code.org. That makes sense if you consider that a computer (or satellite) is only as good as its software. You can enter this field from a variety of educational backgrounds, including computer science, systems engineering, electrical engineering, physics, and math.

Consider acquiring a security clearance for more job opportunities in this field.

Radio Frequency Engineer

Radio Frequency Engineer

Since radio frequency signals are the sole means of communication between a spacecraft in orbit and mission control, this is a very important position. This individual is typically responsible for designing, constructing and maintaining the wireless communication equipment found aboard a spacecraft.

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

This is a broad role. You can find yourself designing production layouts for large assemblies, testing and transporting mission critical hardware, or creating processes to reduce costs and improve product quality. It’s a great fit for those of you who like to be a "jack of all trades." Just be sure to have a strong background in mechanical manufacturing, aerospace engineering or spaceflight hardware.

Currently, Lockheed Martin has several openings for College Student Manufacturing Engineers.

At Lockheed Martin, we support a multitude of space missions, exploring the solar system, predicting the weather and delivering precise GPS, so whether you have dreams of being a cyber warrior or just like building things, there’s a spot for you here.