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Satellite Simulator Operations Engineer

Job ID: 198140
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 20, 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 a Satellite Simulator Operations Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Suitland, MD. This is junior level position; only 2 years required.

 

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 responsibilities include:

 

  • Day to day configuration of 9 different simulators, used for the on-orbit S-NPP test and the JPSS-1 test environment. Serving as either early or late point of contact and providing on-site and telephone support.
  • Occasional overnight shift work support of major test events.
  • Submit weekly reports, including information on accomplishments, problems, risks and mitigation.
  • Planning and Scheduling use of the single S-NPP EDU simulator among multiple teams.
  • Writing standard operation procedures and startup scripts to configure the simulators as needed for varying operational configurations.
  • Engage with Operations and ground engineers to ensure knowledge transfer between simulator needs and flight-like operations limitations.
  • Perform maintenance activities on all simulators to ensure highest availability to users.

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s degree 

• Must be able to work occasional overnight shift work support of major test events.

Desired Qualifications

 

DESIRED SKILLS:

• Understanding of ground systems and operations

• Linux SSOE

• Familiarity with simulator configuration and operation
• Experience with NASA system development practices and approaches



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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