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JPSS Satellite Simulator Operations Engineer

Job ID: 217676
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jun 7, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 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 and Lanham, 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 in NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans, coasts, and the space environment which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property. 

Roles and Responsibilities

Primary roles

  • Day to day configuration of multiple simulators, used for the on-orbit S-NPP/JPSS-1 test and the JPSS-2 test environment. Serving as either early or late point of contact and providing on-site or remote support.
  • Occasional overnight shift work support of major test events.
  • Submit weekly reports, including information on accomplishments, problems, risks and mitigation.
  • Writing standard operation procedures and startup scripts to configure the simulators as needed for various operational configurations.
  • Engage with Operations and Ground System 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline.
  • Must be able to work occasional overnight shift work support of major test events.


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