Flight Operations Engineer

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Posting title
Flight Operations Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen and Registered for Selective Service
Ongoing position
W2 with full benefits
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

Job Description:
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
• 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
• OpsLead certification – operations shift lead by start date plus 18 – 24 months.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
- The Operations Engineer position requires the candidate to have the following skills and qualifications:
• B.S. in engineering, mathematics, physics or computer sciences with at least one year of related experience.
• Good communication skills.
• Self-motivated; able to work autonomously, with minimal direction.
• Works well with a team.
• Prior experience in spacecraft operations: real-time satellite console (command, control, and telemetry analysis) operations certification is required.
- The following are skills desired for this position:
• ITOS and STOL experience.
• Experience with data processing, flight dynamics and ground networks.
• Experience with Ilog rule development.
• Spacecraft subsystem/instrument performance analysis experience.
• Windows and Linux experience.
• Experience with C, BASH, PERL, and Python Languages.
• Experience with XML and SQL databases

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