Job Title: Rendezvous & Proximity Operations (RPO) Software Engineer

Job ID: #360

Job Description:

Omitron is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fulfill a full-time position open for an RPO Software Engineer to support NASA’s On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) Ground System Development & Operations Team. This team is responsible for development the OSAM-1 Ground System Software and providing Mission Operations support from pre-launch until spacecraft disposal. Candidate will participate in mission concept of operation development with respect to the ground system. This position will transition from software development to on-orbit spacecraft operations. Specific areas of support will include:

  • Developing ground operations software for monitoring rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO)
  • Collaborate with RPO Flight Team to identify and incorporate required functionality in the ground system
  • Designing additional software/visualizations that are necessary for supervising autonomous rendezvous & capture
  • Conducting requirements analysis, design, prototyping, coding, unit testing, integration and test, documentation, sustaining engineering, and post-launch ops support
  • Participating in concept of operations development for the OSAM-1 mission operations and ground system
  • Participating in Mission Engineering Reviews (CDR, ORR, LRR, etc.)

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

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.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in C, C++, Python, JAVAand Unix
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience with ground system software development
  • Understanding of Software Development Lifecycles
  • Have the ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with optical navigation and 6DOF orbit/attitude estimation from sensor imagery highly desired
  • Experience with FreeFlyer and Matlab is highly desired
  • Experience with spacecraft rendezvous operations
  • Knowledge of Orbital Mechanics

Required Degree & Experience:

Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Engineering, or Physics with a minimum of 5 – 8 years of experience, preferably in a spacecraft operations environment

Job Location:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Security Clearance Requirements:


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.