Product Generation and Applications Project Manager - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Product Generation and Applications Project Manager

This position will support the Product Generation and Applications support activities for the future National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) Operations, Maintenance and Sustainment (OMS) contract activity located in College Park, Maryland.

Satellite products include operational OSPO software applications that generate and distribute satellite-derived products and services to NOAA and other users. These products and applications support critical mission systems and customers, so they must be available, secure, and reliable to deliver high quality and timely products. Environments requiring product and application support include: 1) NOAA’s Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC) and 2) Environmental Satellite Processing Center (ESPC). Services include the geostationary and polar satellite direct broadcasts and rebroadcasts.

Operational software applications manage the ground system components that command, control and communicate with the mission satellites. This includes network and hardware device drivers and interfaces, antenna tracking software, data ingest, processing to level 1B, and distribution systems.

Product Support includes the generation and distribution of satellite-derived products and services to NOAA and other users. Product systems include complete software systems that are required to create products from current, future, and next generation NOAA satellites and non-NOAA satellites. In addition, ESPC software products also include ancillary systems that monitor and archive the data and products. Product system software must meet NESDIS approved software coding and documentation standards and the OSPO Software Configuration Management (CM) Plan and are administered by Government configuration management procedures.


  • Report directly to the OMS PM on all matters related to Product Generation and Applications support
  • Oversees all Products and Applications support activities as scheduled
  • Fulfills necessary personnel resource needs for existing and future task orders including:
  • Maintain ground station software systems that command and control the mission ground systems
  • Manage the applications that support operational product generation, data distribution, websites to customers, databases, or document management systems.
  • Ensure compliance, reliability, availability, and maintainability of operational applications to ingest data, generate, and distribute products
  • Ensure compliance, reliability, availability, and maintainability of command and control, data acquisition, and product generation and distribution functions
  • Provide timely response to telephone or email inquiries requesting support or status updates on specific satellites, products, or services
  • Assist performing user outreach, support Web services, and inform users regarding environmental satellite products and services
  • Represent the OMS Team at technical meetings as required by the Government team to include NESDIS Information Resource Management Advisory Committee (IRMAC) Web Team meetings as needed, weekly and monthly program reviews
  • Manage/oversee personnel training and training plan updates in support of Products and Applications
  • Manage and execute the contract transition of Products and Applications support activity to the OMS contract
  • Manage integration/test activities for Products and Applications
  • Ensure product SLAs are met
  • Identify, mitigate, track, and manage Products and Applications risks associated with the legacy ground system O&M activities – generate weekly risk status information
  • Supervises personnel assigned to the project through subordinate leaders.
  • Has responsibility for day to day contact and communication with senior customer stakeholders
  • Self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills is a must
  • Experience collaborating with Program Offices on Ground Systems Programs


  • Senior Technical Professional: BS in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field and 10+ years of Operations and Maintenance experience supporting ground systems. Specific contract requirements regarding education and experience will prevail.
  • Prior NOAA/NESDIS or NASA including GOES/POES Satellite instrument products and applications experience and experience in managing technical teams is a must

Specific domain knowledge and experience with NOAA/NESDIS legacy ground operations; prior operations and ground systems e

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