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Mission Operation Flight Director

Job ID: 2117357
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Nov 24, 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

Description

SAIC is seeking a Flight Director on the OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position has an emphasis on ground system engineering and test services during the continued implementation of upgrades to the Command, Control & Communications (C3S) segment to support the launch of JPSS-2 and future mission capabilities.  The position locations are in Lanham, MD and Suitland, 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.
  • Coordinate test procedure development schedules and test execution for system level, end-to-end tests with the ground system.
  • 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.
  • Participate in Verification and Validation activities.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

- Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience.

- 2 years of spacecraft operations experience.

- Strong communication and coordination skills.
- Must be able to pass Government background investigation. 

- MS Office skills.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

- Knowledge of system engineering and integration tools.

- Launch operations experience.



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Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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