Satellite Operations Engineer

Professional Beltsville, Maryland


Title: Satellite Operations Engineer (Multiple Positions)     JOB ID #323

Job Description: 

Seeking mid- to senior-level Operations Engineers for the development, test, and mission operations of a NASA satellite mission.  Responsibilities include:

  • Perform pre-launch mission operations preparations including operations concept development, participation in spacecraft integration and test, and development and verification of command procedures and mission operations plans and procedures
  • Participate in ground system integration and test and operational validation of the ground segment, including generation of test plans and procedures and participation in system acceptance testing, ground readiness tests and network readiness tests
  • Participate in the operational validation of the integrated ground, flight and launch segments, including interface tests, end-to-end tests, mission readiness tests, mission simulations, and launch rehearsals.
  • Provide on-console shift support for launch and early orbit commissioning operations and support transition to normal operations
  • Provide operations support including mission planning and scheduling, real-time operations, health and safety monitoring, performance analysis and trending, and anomaly investigation and resolution
  • Participate in generation, maintenance and configuration management of operations procedures and operations products
  • Coordination with NASA customer and interfacing organizations, status reporting


Required Experience:         

Candidate must have at least 3-5 years of experience with satellite mission operations and be familiar with spacecraft systems, ground systems, mission control center interfaces, and ground and mission operations, planning, preparation and certification processes . Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to work in a team environment as well as independently. Candidates must have proven initiative and self-starting skills.

Prior test and flight operations experience on a NASA mission is preferred.  Knowledge of space to ground communications, mission planning, flight dynamics, spacecraft command and control systems, mission data management and storage, ops product generation, trending and analysis, and mission monitoring is also preferred. Knowledge of LINUX, bash, shell, perl scripting, and STOL scripting a plus. 

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

Required Degree:     

BS degree in relevant field (Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Engineering)


Job Location:

Beltsville, MD.  Periodic travel (CONUS) is required.


Security Clearance Requirements:

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.