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Flight Operations - Ground System Engineer

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Job ID: 195917
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 24, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an Ground System Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  Potential candidates will serve on the JPSS Flight Operations team.  The position is located in Greenbelt, MD.



The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites. The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Support the Mission Operations Support Team (MOST) in development of ground/spacecraft pre-launch processes and procedures.
  • Interact with MOST Spacecraft/Instrument Systems Engineers to understand the overall mission purpose.
  • Develop and test command procedures, telemetry pages, and other products derived from vendor provided documentation
  • Develop test procedures and test execution for system level, end-to-end tests with the spacecraft.
  • Support mission readiness activities including mission rehearsals, mission timeline development, and post launch test development.
  • Support launch, including shift work, for instrument and spacecraft LEO&A activities.

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    • Bachelors Degree and 5 years of related experience
    • Experience developing test procedures and test execution
    • Experience with mission readiness activities
    • Experience MS Office skills required

    DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

    • 2+ years of ground system operations experience
    • Experience with spacecraft Operations
    • Experience with Raytheon CGS
    • Experience with satellite mission planning
    • Previous experience/proficiency with tools/languages such as STK, MATLAB, ECLIPSE, CECIL, and Perl 
    • Experience with prelaunch campaigns and launch and early orbit operations

    Desired Qualifications

     

    Overview

    SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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