Job Title:

Senior Systems Engineer

Job ID: #386

Job Description:

Omitron is seeking a highly qualified candidate to provide spacecraft systems engineering expertise in support of NASA’s Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF). This facility provides operational flight dynamics support to 35+ satellites in various orbit regimes, evaluates ground- and space-based tracking data, identifies and troubleshoots spacecraft and ground station anomalies, certifies tracking stations, provides launch and early orbit support, and performs a variety of navigation-related analyses. Spacecraft supported include the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), among many others. As a Senior Systems Engineer, the successful candidate will participate as part of the contractor team to maintain top quality operations performance while developing leading edge systems for future NASA missions.


Reports to: Project Manager, FDF Operations

Specific areas of support will include:

  • Leading development efforts for new mission operations support
  • Tracking and maintaining mission requirements
  • Assisting with performance, evaluation, and enhancement of daily spacecraft operations
  • Preparing for launch and early orbit navigation support
  • Overseeing navigation-related analyses, ensuring introduction of new technologies and/or techniques to the FDF and realization of mission requirements
  • Overseeing and assisting with documentation and communication of analysis work via technical conference papers, journal publications, as well as informal forums with the navigation team and associated customers
  • Evaluating current FDF operations processes to identify possible improvements and promote advancements and enhancements
  • Providing senior-level leadership and guidance to junior technical staff

Some travel may be required. Occasional off-hours support will be required.

Hybrid operations environment and remote telework support opportunities.

Job Location: Greenbelt, MD

Required Skills:

  • Experience in space systems engineering
  • Understanding of spacecraft navigation and orbital mechanics concepts
  • Experience designing and leading comprehensive analyses
  • Ability to apply problem solving methodologies to complex and ambiguous problems
  • Experience with technical project management
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in flight dynamics and/or spacecraft operations
  • Knowledge of spacecraft communications and ground systems architecture
  • Experience with ground system development
  • Experience leading Agile development projects
  • Experience developing tools in Python, Perl, and/or Matlab
  • Experience with large scale data analytics and application/development of new algorithms or processes for evaluation
  • Familiarization with NASA tracking networks such as the Near Space Network and Deep Space Network
  • Experience with Windows and Linux environments

Required Experience: 10+ years of professional experience. Master’s degree counts as 2 years professional experience.

Required Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related discipline. Master’s degree desired.

Other Requirements:

US citizenship 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 upon their request.

Company Overview:

Omitron is an Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology small business firm headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with a regional 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. EEO/AA / E-Verify Participation