Flight Dynamics Engineer

Professional Greenbelt, Maryland


Job Title:  Flight Dynamics Engineer                                      JOB ID#: 313

Job Description:

Omitron is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill a full time Flight Dynamics Engineer position.

This position provides 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 ESMO Constellation Coordination System (CCS) and the EOS Flight Dynamics Ground System.

Specific areas of support will include:

  • Routine flight dynamics operations, maneuver planning, execution, and assessment
  • Mission and constellation analysis which may include mission lifetime and decommissioning, mission safety, and constellation safety
  • Mission contingency and anomaly resolution
  • Provide on-call operations support; respond to, and provide necessary support for any off-nominal events which may be required at any time
  • Document and communicate analysis work via technical conference papers, journal publications, as well as informal forums with the flight dynamics team and associated customers 
  • Development of requirements and testing for the flight dynamics ground system and constellation coordination website

Some travel may be required. Off-hours support will be required.

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

Required Skills:

  • Background or coursework in orbital mechanics
  • Demonstrated ability to work with flight dynamics tools such as FreeFlyer, STK, ODTK, or GMAT
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective technical writing ability
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • Covariance Propagation Experience

Required Experience:

Applicants should have 0 – 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.