EOS Operations Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee

United States


EOS Operations Engineer

The EOS Operations Engineer(s), under the technical direction of the EOS Operations Manager or Deputy Operations Manager, is responsible for monitoring the health-and-safety of NASAs Terra, Aqua, Aura satellites, while assisting with all aspects of EOS operations.

Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Perform Online Operational shift work for the EOS spacecraft if needed

  • Health and safety evaluation of spacecraft subsystem performance
  • Manage the onboard solid-state recorder and ensure that all data is captured
  • Daily load verification and uplink (Stored Command loads & Ephemeris/NAV loads)
  • Execute special commanding (i.e. spacecraft maneuvers, instrument activities)
  • Respond to Real-Time and Back-orbit out of limit (OOL) conditions
  • Respond as required to off-hour anomalies
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the other FOT leadership members to effectively and safelyimplement the EOS mission requirements.

Assist with the EOS Operations training and certification plan

  • Assist with Contingency Operations Readiness Exercises (COREs)
  • As a senior Online Engineer act as a role model and mentor to the Online Operations team toensure that the EOS Online team continues to deliver a quality product
  • Work in concert with the Online Engineers to ensure that sound engineering and operationsprocesses are practiced and continuously improved

Facilitate process improvements for EOS operations

  • Assist OCEs with additional projects and tasks including automation tools/scripts
  • Augment the Online Engineering expertise provided by the Online Engineers, with broad operational knowledge and overall mission perspective

Update/Maintenance/Creation of spacecraft documentation

  • SOPs, R&Is, MIRs, etc. to maintain information to current operational level
  • Disseminate information to other FOT stakeholders

Coordinate with the FOT Management, Software Development and Ground System Engineering and other mission stakeholders to help maintain ground system hardware/software delivery schedules

  • Perform hardware, software & interface tests as directed by the Operations Manager
  • Assists in reducing operations resource contention and mitigate risks in performing groundsystem activities thereby ensuring safe operations for all missions

Support EOS Automation development

  • Automation testing (I&T and OPS testing)
  • Evaluate new ways for implementing automation or streamlining Operations
  • Develop, maintain, and improve tools to automate EOS Operational processes
  • Assist with automation related training

Represent the EOS missions at routine, ad hoc, and other periodic meetings, including:

  • Weekly Operations status meetings
  • Ground System Activities
  • FOT Automation Meetings
  • FOT Configuration Control Board (CCB)
  • Discrepancy Review Board (DRB)
  • EMOS Configuration Control Board (ECRB)

Required Education/Experience:

BS degree in engineering or applied science with at least 1 year of related experience.

In lieu of formal education, 9 years of directly related work experience.

Specific contract requirements regarding education and experience will prevail.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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