Communications Services Engineer

Professional Greenbelt, Maryland


Job Title: Communications Services Engineer

Job ID: #348

Job Description: Omitron is seeking an experienced and highly capable Systems / Integration Engineer to fulfill the role of Human Space Flight (HSF) Communications Services Engineer on the Flight Dynamics Support Services III (FDSS-III) contract at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Spaceflight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Specific areas of support will include:

  • Identify, validate and implement solutions to assure successful support of various crewed and robotic missions operated by NASA, International Partners, and commercial entities fulfilling objective in low-earth and lunar orbits.
  • Provide support in the acquisition, maintenance, and protection of resources in order to ensure that space communications systems can operate to their fullest capacity.
  • Author, review and extract critical information from Requirements Documents, Interface Control Documents (ICDs), Test Plans, Verification Matrices, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and other technical documentation.
  • Participate in Systems requirements reviews, Preliminary & Critical Design Reviews, Technical Interchange Meetings and peer reviews.
  • Author and refine operations processes through rigorous peer and external reviews.
  • Perform anomaly analysis and implement corrective actions where needed.
  • Support HSF objectives at national / international working group meetings and reviews.
  • Resolve usage problems and promote the efficient use of the NASA resources.
  • Participate in national and international groups to promote HSF customers interests.
  • Serve as a member and advisor in various working groups and advisory panels of national and international significance as necessary to assure mission success.
  • Coordinate across NASA centers, organizations and internal group elements.
  • Some travel may be required. Potential off-hours work may be required when working with International Partners

Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of communication systems such as digital modulation, spread spectrum signals, signal detection, forward error correction, interference analysis, baseband filtering, and data formatting and packetizing.
  • Exhibits a professional demeanor that enhances productivity, promotes teamwork and cooperation.
  • Possess an understanding and application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in a segment of Satellite Communications, such as Space to Ground, baseband processing, or other specialty.
  • Familiar with CCSDS standards.
  • Ability to formulate and perform analysis choosing from available tools such as Matlab, STK, Excel, etc.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills along with the ability to work in a dynamic team environment virtually as well as in-person.
  • Ability to conduct planning activities and negotiate satellite network coordination agreements.
  • Ability to perform fault isolation and recovery to reported anomalies, independently developing solutions and then presenting a comprehensive review for implementation.
  • Experience writing and maintaining requirement documentation

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

Desired Skills & Knowledge:

  • The ability to perform, review and validate Radio Frequency interference & compatibility analysis, Power Flux Density analysis or Spectral analysis for Space based communication systems
  • Verify the performance of Radio Frequency (RF) communication links and creating link budgets using analytical methods or by applying analysis to simulation tools.


Bachelor’s of Science (Required) or a Master’s of Science (Desired) from an accredited institution in Engineering, mathematics, physics or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Candidate must have at least 5 years (Required) to 10 years (Desired) of progressive experience with satellite mission operations and be familiar with a minimum of one of the following specialties: spacecraft systems, ground systems, mission control center interfaces, mission planning, mission operations, or certification processes.
  • Prior flight operations experience on a NASA mission is preferred.

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • US citizenship required. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the Secret (Required) or Top Secret (Desired) level.
  • For compliance with new Executive Order 14042 regarding Government Contractors, you will be required to provide documentation of Full Coronavirus Vaccination Status to Omitron, and to the designated personnel of the subcontracting, contracting and/or federal officials.

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. 

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.