Orbital Analyst- Space Domain Awareness

Professional Vandenberg, California


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Orbital Analyst Space Domain Awareness (SDA)

 Job ID: #341

Job Description:

Omitron is seeking candidates for an engineering operations position in orbital analysis, space defense and satellite collision avoidance. The engineer provides expertise to solve various operational orbital mechanics problems and to process data for orbit states and predictions.  Coordinates and integrates relevant information and findings across multiple functional areas to develop and deliver products enabling customer situational awareness and decisions. Potential for broadening into other areas related to conjunction assessment, proximity operations and various technical tasks related to orbit analysis. Crew work or occasional work outside of normal duty hours may be required.

This position requires a TS/SCI clearance and Polygraph.
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Skill Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of orbital mechanics and astrodynamics.
  • Understanding of space object tracking sensors, networks and data.
  • Familiarity with Linux-based OS, Particularly Red Hat and/or Fedora
  • Familiarity with Space Force’s Astrodynamics Support Workstation software or similar tools.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of orbital mechanics and astrodynamics to operations, including orbit determination and maintenance, general and special perturbation-based data and formats, orbit decay, and orbital maneuvers for station keeping and change of station.
  • Understanding of space object tracking sensors, networks and data, including capabilities and limitations
  • Desirable - Experience in orbital or space science data and non-regular data message management
  • Ability to create short programs in Perl or other scripting languages to automate data processing.
  • Familiarity with Linux-based OS, particularly Red Hat or Fedora
  • Ability to apply orbital mechanics to real world problems. General understanding of methods of orbit determination and prediction, and use of orbital state data
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and be proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint).
  • Ability and willingness to multi-task, and be capable of applying innovative analysis in a dynamic work environments to solve customer problems.

 Required Experience:

Five or more years of space-related experience involving Space Situational Awareness, satellite catalog maintenance, orbital analysis, and collision avoidance. Real-time analysis and solution of technical and operational problems is required for this position.

Required Degree:

Technical B.S. Degree in one or more of the following preferred: Aerospace or Engineering, Space Operations, Physics.

Security Clearance Requirements:

Candidate must possess active TS/SCI clearance

Employment with Omitron is contingent upon meeting and maintaining eligibility requirements


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Company Overview: 

Omitron is an Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology small business firm headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with a regional 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.

Omitron is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. We strongly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply. E-Verify Participation.