NOPS Advanced Planner - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States


SAIC is seeking a NOPS Advanced Planner to perform mission preparation and integration of launch activities, initialization and early on-orbit network operations readiness for end-to-end performance during critical early orbit operations; as well as perform AFSCN mission operations concept of operations development and maintenance. 
Specific tasks include:
-Transition new on-orbit programs and future ground systems to applicable National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Operations Squadron (NOPS) work centers

- Transition Service Level Agreements from requirements to operations, leveraging NOPS Architecture and Program Integration Support

- Interact with NOPS Operations and Launch Support (NOALS—O&M contractor for NOPS) Chief Architect and other stakeholders to evolve NOPS architecture to meet emerging customers’ needs

- Interact with Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and United States Space Force (USSF) stakeholders to convey requirements and establish capability to support future AFSCN advanced capabilities from NOPS

- Perform architecture analyses and risk assessments; make recommendations on improvement or mitigation options

- Assess new capabilities for technical performance, security, and cost suitability; make recommendations for implementation

- Develop and vet requirements to drive material solutions; track procurement and project status

- Engage stakeholders across NRO Enterprise and mission partners to formulate implementation strategies

- Prepare briefings, memoranda, agreements and other documentation for NRO leadership decision making


Clearance required to start TS/SCI with Polygraph

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, math, or comparable technical experience.  
10+ years experience and must possess familiarity and a working knowledge of the Air Force Satellite Control Network.  Applicant must possess excellent written and communication skills. 

Desired Qualifications