Junior Flight Operations Engineer

Professional Greenbelt, Maryland


Job Title:  Junior Flight Operations Engineer                                     Job ID #316

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.

Job Description

Omitron is seeking a Junior Engineer to provide flight dynamics and satellite operations support to NASA’s Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF). In the FDF we provide operational support to multiple expendable launch vehicle and human space flight missions including the International Space Station, the Atlas, Delta, and Vulcan launch vehicles, Cygnus, Dream Chaser, and Dragon cargo vehicles, Soyuz, Starliner, and Dragon 2 crewed vehicles, as well as several others. We are also performing analysis and mission preparation activities in support of the upcoming lunar missions comprising NASA’s Artemis program.


Specific areas of support will include:

  • Mission operations support including planning, real-time console operations, and anomaly investigation and resolution; mission operations includes off-hours and occasional shift work
  • Orbit determination support for the ISS and all visiting spacecraft
  • Expendable launch vehicle and payload support beginning pre-mission and continuing through launch and early orbit
  • Troubleshooting and recovery during fast-paced, real-time mission activities
  • Overseeing and conducting flight dynamics-related analyses; researching and introducing new technologies and/or techniques to the FDF
  • Documenting and communicating analysis work via technical conference papers, journal publications, and presentations
  • Support software development lifecycle, including requirements definition, acceptance testing, and deployment

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


Skill Requirements

  • Understanding of orbital mechanics
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages including Python, and/or MATLAB
  • Working knowledge of STK
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate an ability and willingness to multi-task, and be capable of applying innovative ideas to solve problems

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Windows and Linux environments
  • Working knowledge of the Space and Near Earth Networks
  • Working knowledge of FreeFlyer


Required Experience:

No prior experience required, however, engineering and/or flight operations experience is preferred. Relevant coursework or previous experience in orbit determination, spacecraft acquisition data, and satellite tracking desired.

Required Degree:

Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science.

Job Location:

Greenbelt, MD

Security Clearance Requirements:

Must be eligible to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance