Mission Operations Development Engineers

Phoenix, AZ 20166

Posted: 10/06/2020 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 82689

Job Description

  • Be capable of leading a diverse team of engineers/operators
  • Provide mission operations support to client's satellite programs. 
  • Support system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones. 
  • Work with systems engineers to develop operational documentation for use during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites. 
  • Conduct testing using simulators and resolve discrepancies. 
  • Develop and test command procedures, telemetry pages, and other products derived from vendor provided documentation
  • Develop test procedures and test execution for system level, end-to-end tests with the spacecraft.
  • Support mission readiness activities including mission rehearsals, mission timeline development, and post launch test development.
  • Support launch, including shift work, for instrument and spacecraft LEO&A activities.
  • Monitor vehicle state of health across all subsystems.
  • Perform short and long-term telemetry trending. 
  • Track space vehicle configuration, to include both hardware, software, and configurable item parameters. 
  • Support anomaly resolution efforts. 
  • Make modifications to existing operations procedures to incorporate lessons learned from in-flight performance.  Develop new procedures as required. 
  • Provide status reporting through both the functional and program reporting branches.
  • Provide support to multiple programs.
  • Maintain standards associated with the established Integrated/Developmental Operations functional group processes.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to the mission operations team.
  • Support internal and external customer meetings through proficient verbal and documented (MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel) communications.
  • May require shift work and travel ~ 10% of the time for simulation and launch support. 

Job Requirements

  • MUST have Active TS/SCI Clearance
    Principal Missions Operations Development Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related discipline and 5 years’ experience; 3 years with Masters; 0 years with PhD.
  • Sr. Principal Missions Operations Development Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related discipline and 9 years’ experience; 7 years with Masters; 4 years with PhD
  • Ability to work within a group of diversified individuals with varying backgrounds to achieve mission success.
  • Prior experience conducting on-orbit mission operations or resolving satellite/ground system anomalies.
  • Experience with at least one S/C Subsystem (ADCS/GNC, command and data handling, communications, power, Thermal, flight software, orbital planning and dynamics, etc.)
  • System engineering experience or significant classwork in system engineering or system design
  • Experience writing technical documents for internal or external customers
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including ability to make persuasive presentations to external customers at milestone reviews 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Support of readiness activities to include; Mission Readiness Tests (MRTs), Mission Rehearsals (MRs), Day In The Life (DITL) and daily operations testing.
  • Experience with spacecraft launch campaigns
  • Prior experience with virtualized deployment of LINUX based ground control software onto a ground system infrastructure
  • Experience with MAESTRO command and control software
  • Familiarity with training and certification programs for space system operators
  • Experience working on government systems and/or government process environment

    For more info email: [email protected]
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