Job Title: Satellite Operations Engineer

Job ID: #358

Job Description:

Omitron is seeking a Satellite Operations Engineer to provide conjunction assessment support, space situational awareness, and satellite operations support to NASA’s Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis (CARA) Team at Goddard Space Flight Center. The CARA Operations Team monitors and assesses potential collision threats for over 70 NASA missions, provides real-time support related activities, and advises these missions on potential avoidance maneuvers. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in Conjunction Assessment and have a strong desire to support NASA operational mission activities.

Specific areas of support will include:

  • Mission operations support including planning, real-time console operations, and anomaly investigation and resolution; mission operations includes off-hours and occasional shift work
  • Troubleshooting and recovery during fast-paced, real-time mission activities
  • Overseeing and conducting flight dynamics-related analyses; researching and introducing new technologies and/or processes to the larger team
  • Support software development lifecycle, including requirements definition, acceptance testing, and deployment

Skill Requirements:

  • Understanding of orbital mechanics and orbit determination process
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate an ability and willingness to multi-task, and be capable of applying innovative ideas to solve problems

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Windows and Linux environments
  • Working knowledge of the Space and Near Earth Networks
  • Working knowledge of Matlab and MySQL

Required Experience:

No prior experience required, however, engineering and/or flight operations experience is preferred. Relevant coursework or previous experience in orbit determination and space situational awareness desired.

Required Degree:

Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science. However, relevant experience in satellite operations can be applied in lieu of a degree.

Job Location:

Greenbelt, MD

Security Clearance and Additional Requirements:

A security clearance is not required.

For compliance with new Executive Order 14042 regarding Government Contractors, you will be required to provide documentation of Full Coronavirus Vaccination Status to Omitron, and to the designated personnel of the subcontracting, contracting and/or federal officials.

US citizenship required / EEO/AA / E-Verify Participation

Company Overview:

Omitron is an Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology small business firm headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with a field office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since 1984 Omitron has provided excellence in engineering services and product development to government and industry customers for both civilian and military aerospace programs.

Omitron recognizes that outstanding people are the key to our success. Our goal is to select highly qualified and motivated individuals and provide them an environment necessary to stimulate and nurture engineering and business objectives. Omitron offers its employees competitive salaries, a full benefits package, and excellent career growth opportunities. We welcome talented professionals who wish to take advantage of the opportunities we offer.

Omitron is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. We strongly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply. E-Verify Participation.