Flight Dynamics Operations Lead

Professional Greenbelt, Maryland


Job Title:  Flight Dynamics Operations Lead

Job ID: #347

Job Description:

Omitron provides experienced Flight Dynamics expertise to NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) Flight Dynamics Support (FDS) team. The EOS FDS team supports maneuver operations by planning, executing, and calibrating satellite maneuvers including Conjunction Risk Mitigation Maneuvers and routine Station-Keeping maneuvers for Aqua, Aura, and Terra spacecraft. The EOS FDS team provides significant analysis support to ESMO and the associated constellations.  Additionally, the team supports requirements definition, design, configuration, and acceptance testing of multiple software tools, including the Earth Sciences Mission Operations (ESMO) Constellation Coordination System (CCS) and the EOS Flight Dynamics Ground System.

Omitron is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill a full time Flight Dynamics Operations Lead position.  The Operations Lead is responsible for providing flight dynamics expertise, operational support, and leadership with team activities.

Specific areas of support include:

  • Documenting and prioritizing activities and customer requests with other team leads and various stakeholders
  • Coordinating and scheduling all operational activities including nominal drag make-up and inclination adjust maneuvers; contingency activities; and the daily support rotation
  • Working with the other leads and task management to manage all task activities and analyst workloads
  • Providing technical expertise to help train and mentor analysts to ensuring the team maintains a high standard of operational support
  • Supporting routine flight dynamics operations including daily product generation and maneuver planning, execution, and assessment
  • Providing on-call operations support by responding to, and providing necessary support for, any off-hours events which may be required at any time
  • Mission and constellation analysis which may include mission lifetime and decommissioning, mission safety, and constellation safety
  • Developing and maintaining software for flight dynamics products and functions such as Maneuver Planning and Orbit Determination
  • Working directly with several stakeholders to develop mission software requirements
  • Some travel may be required. Off-hours support will be required

US citizenship required / EEO/AA / E-Verify Participation

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work with flight dynamics tools such as FreeFlyer, STK, or GMAT
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective technical writing ability
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Ability to work without constant supervision
  • Understanding of orbit maintenance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with various software languages including Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), FreeFlyer, and Matlab
  • Covariance Propagation Experience
  • Low Earth Orbit Mission operations and analyses
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies
  • Understanding of attitude systems and maintenance

Required Experience:

Applicants should have 4+ year’s professional engineering experience in astrodynamics or spacecraft-related field


Required Degree:

Bachelor’s in Engineering, mathematics, physics or a related field; advanced degree preferred

Job Location:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Security Clearance Requirements:


Company Overview:

Omitron is an Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology small business firm headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with a field office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since 1984 Omitron has provided excellence in engineering services and product development to government and industry customers for both civilian and military aerospace programs.

Omitron recognizes that outstanding people are the key to our success. Our goal is to select highly qualified and motivated individuals and provide them an environment necessary to stimulate and nurture engineering and business objectives. Omitron offers its employees competitive salaries, a full benefits package, and excellent career growth opportunities. We welcome talented professionals who wish to take advantage of the opportunities we offer.