Flight Operations - Sr. Ground System Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2020-02-04
SAIC (www.saic.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Lanham
Maryland
20706
United States

Description

SAIC is seeking a Flight Operations - Sr. Ground System Engineer on the OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position has an emphasis on ground system engineering and test services during the continued implementation of upgrades to the Command, Control & Communications (C3S) segment to support the launch of JPSS-2 and future mission capabilities. The position is located in Greenbelt, MD. 

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) nextgeneration operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites. The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: 
- Support the Mission Operations Support Team (MOST) in development of ground/spacecraft pre-launch processes and procedures. 
- Develop test procedures and test execution for system level, end-to-end tests with the ground system. 
- Support mission readiness activities including mission rehearsals, mission timeline development, and post launch test development. 
- Support launch, including shift work, for instrument and spacecraft LEO&A activities. 
- Develop and decompose requirements 
- Oversee MOST testing of ground system design - Interface with the Ground Project to provide feedback on ground system issues 
- Participate in Verification and validation activities including: 
- Writing Test Procedures - Mapping Requirements to procedures 
- Monitoring tests for verification of requirements 

Qualifications

- Bachelors Degree and 10 years of related experience 
- MS Office skills 
- Ground system development and operations engineering experience 
- Direct, relevant experience and familiarization with NASA/NOAA system architecture and organizational structures 
- Experience with Raytheon CGS 
- Experience with prelaunch campaigns and launch and early orbit operations 
- Must be able to pass Government background investigation

Desired Qualifications

 - Experience with Spacecraft Operations 
- Flight system engineering information management 
- Strong ability to lead and interact with distributed team members and different corporate cultures