Mission Operations Engineer

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Posting title
Mission Operations Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 12 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Some travel may be required. 

Job Description:
Will be a member of the Instrument Operations Engineering Group (398D) and will report to the Technical Group Supervisor.
• Assist the Mission Operations Systems Engineer (MOSE) for Sentinel 6, reporting programmatically to the Mission Systems Engineering (MSE) Lead and administratively to the Instrument Operations Engineering Group Supervisor.
• Support development and implementation of JPL portion of Sentinel-6 mission, including V&V activities.
• Support design, development, and implementation of JPL operations support center, leveraging the multi-mission architecture for altimetry missions.
• Develop and script operations procedures for the instrument(s).
• Adapt existing monitoring tools for displaying and analyzing instrument and spacecraft telemetry.
• Support development of instrument telemetry alarms
• Develop monitoring tools for detecting SEUs.
• Develop derived data algorithms to track data values and load back into ElasticSearch tool.

Required Skills :
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Experience and knowledge in flight project ground and operations systems and products.
• Demonstrated experience in developing procedures and coding procedure scripts, preferably in Python.
• Experience in configuring operations tools such as telemetry displays, alarm definitions, duty roster
• Experience in developing instrument/spacecraft monitoring tools
• Knowledge of telemetry interpretation.
• Can work with VISTA, RAVEN, and AMPCS.

Desired Skills :
• Experience in operating an instrument as a payload on a non-JPL platform (e.g. ISS or foreign spacecraft).
• Experience developing operations for and/or operating a space mission or instrument payload.
• Experience in working closely with instrument and/or science teams to analyze data and recommend/implement changes to improve processes and data products.
• Experience in instrument post-launch activation, commanding, and/or routine monitoring.
• Experience developing operations concepts, processes, and timelines.
• Experience working with science teams responsible for flight instruments.

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