Flight Operations Engineer Associate

Job opening ID
2418

Posting title
Flight Operations Engineer Associate

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


Job Description:
The Operations Engineer is a position within the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Mission Operations Team (MOT). A successful candidate will train to become an LRO Operations Engineer. The list below reflects general duties and responsibilities for this position:
•Monitor the health and safety of the LRO spacecraft and ground system.
•Monitor real-time activities and transmit daily loads to LRO.
•Respond to, identify and investigate spacecraft and ground anomalies.
•Write and maintain daily operations records – daily blogs, activity requests, engineering changes, etc.
•Perform daily mission planning activities.
•Perform daily trending and data analysis activities.
•Perform verification testing using the LRO Spacecraft Simulator for all off-nominal activities prior to use on the spacecraft.
•Will work off-nominal hours during special operations
•Will become the MOT resident expert in a specified spacecraft subsystem and science instrument Operations certification – mission planning, trending, and real-time control certifications by start date plus six months Ops Lead certification – operations shift lead by start date plus 18 – 24 months.


Required Skills:
•B.S. in engineering, mathematics, physics or computer sciences with at least one year of related experience.
•Prior experience in spacecraft operations: real-time satellite console (command, control, and telemetry analysis) operations certification.
•Spacecraft subsystem/instrument performance analysis experience.
•Windows and UNIX experience.
•Experience with C, BASH, PERL, and Python Languages.
•Experience with XML and SQL databases
•Good communication skills.
•Self-motivated; able to work autonomously, with minimal direction.
•Works well with a team.

Desired Skills:
•ITOS and STOL experience.
•Experience with data processing, flight dynamics and ground networks.
•Experience with Ilog rule development


Number of positions
1

Location
Greenbelt

State
Maryland