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Ground Systems Telemetry & Control Engineer

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Job ID: 212204
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 24, 2021
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 Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Ground System Telemetry and Control Engineer for the OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Lanham, MD.

This position is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

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.


This is a senior ground system engineering position with an emphasis on ground system engineering and test services during the continued implementation of upgrades to the Command, Control & Communications (C3S) segment of the ground system for the NPP and GCOM missions as well as implementation of the JPSS-1 and future mission capabilities. Specifically, the candidate will be working on the Stored Mission Data (SMD) analysis of the JPSS missions. 


The candidate shall have a strong technical base in the following areas: 

- Spacecraft technical information engineering 

- Ground system development and operations engineering

- Earth observing mission system engineering skills

-Requirements development

-Ground system design

-ConOps development

-Interface design



  • Bachelors’ degree and 14+ years’ experience.
  • Direct, relevant experience and familiarization with NASA/NOAA system architecture and organizational structures
  • Ground system engineering experience
  • Experience in ground system development, installation and test
  • Writing test procedures 
  • Mapping requirements to procedures
  • Verification of requirements


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