Sustaining Engineer

Dulles, VA 20166

Posted: 10/20/2020 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 82705

Job Description

As a Sustaining Engineer, you will responsible for ensuring that all operations procedures, technical documentation, training products and flight operations personnel are ready to support on-orbit spacecraft operations.  O&M/SE also manages all on-orbit anomaly investigations, tech refresh activities, and technical information exchanges with our customers.  The team supports on-orbit earth/space science missions and is expanding into further mission types. The successful candidate:
  • Works with a Mission Operations Lead and Program Management to update, review, and validate mission operations procedures in support of on-orbit programs.
  • Works with a Mission Operations Lead to update and review mission operations documentation to be used internally as well as delivered to the customer.
  • Works with a Mission Operations Lead to develop, update, and review training material to be both used internally as well as delivered to the customer.
  • Leads Anomaly Review Boards and works with the Mission Operations Lead to push investigations to closure.
  • Coordinates with subsystems engineers to obtain technical inputs for operations documentation & procedures and anomaly actions



Job Requirements

Principal Sustaining Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent field and at least 5 years’ experience with system and/or hardware design and analysis, or Master's degree Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field and at least 3 years’ experience with system and/or hardware design and analysis; or a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field

Sr. Principal Sustaining Engineer: Bachelor's degree Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field and at least 9 years’ experience with system and/or hardware design and analysis, or Master's degree Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field and at least 7 years’ experience with system and/or hardware design and analysis; or a PhD Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field and at least 4 years’ experience with systems and/or hardware design and analysis.

  • Previous experience in satellite systems engineering is required
  • Ability to work periodic nights/weekends/holidays in support of on-orbit operations anomalies is required
  • US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to obtain DoD security clearance is preferred, but not required
  • Experience with LEOStar-3 satellite systems engineering
  • Experience with the ICESat-2 Satellite
  • Ability to read and interpret scripted languages (e.g. PERL, Python, STOL) is preferred, but not required
  • Previous experience with spacecraft mission planning is preferred, but not required
  • Previous experience performing operations procedure development or update is preferred but not required
  • Previous experience developing cost & schedule estimates is preferred, but not required
  • Experience with satellite ground systems
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