DSN Scheduling Engineer

Job opening ID
1977

Posting title
DSN Scheduling Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
We have an opening for a Deep Space Network Scheduling Engineer who will be responsible for the development and negotiation of the schedule for the DSN resources for multiple flight missions. Specifically, the person will: attend mission-planning meetings to gain understanding of mission requirements and to resolve mission-specific issues, integrate knowledge of spacecraft specifics (mechanical, science requirements, telecommunications) with scheduling requirements, interact frequently with internal and external mission engineers, scientists and all levels of management to ensure that mission requirements are met, and communicate final resource allocations with other schedulers as well as mission personnel. In addition, the person will assist with providing solutions to technical and engineering problems as they relate to DSN scheduling, determine specific mission DSN resource allocations that meet project sequencing or other project specific needs, compute and analyze multi-mission scheduling data and negotiate with other mission schedulers to finalize DSN resource allocations, and develop and deliver the mission tracking schedule and display it in graphical format. 

Require Skills:
•Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 1 year of related experience; or Masters degree in similar disciplines. 

Desired Skills:
•Demonstrated ability to negotiate with peers. 
•Ability to prioritize work to meet commitments with high quality products. 
•General understanding and application of standard principles, processes, concepts and techniques in mission operations. 
•Knowledge of Deep Space Network Operations, current resources and future capabilities. 
•Demonstrated ability to exercise technical judgment. 
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. 
•Experience in handling the scheduling or resource negotiation process for flight missions. 
•Demonstrated ability to analyze flight mission scheduling data.

Number of positions
1

Location
Pasadena

State
California