JPSS Spacecraft Communications Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2021-06-25
SAIC (www.saic.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Lanham
Maryland
20706
United States

Description

SAIC is seeking a Spacecraft Communications Engineer on the NASA OMES II contract in support of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Lanham, MD, but is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation 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.  

This is a system engineering position working with the Mission Operations Support team (MOST) on JPSS-2.  Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the JPSS-2/3/4 Spacecraft Communications subsystem to support the JPSS Mission Operations Support Team (MOST).
  • Crosstrain and backup a designated JPSS-2/3/4 subsystem to support the JPSS Mission Operations Support Team (MOST).
  • Support the MOST in all readiness activities to include; Joint Compatibility Tests (JCTs), Mission Rehearsals (MRs), Day-In-The-Life (DITL) and daily operations testing.
    • Readiness activities require working 12-hour shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays for up to 7 days.
  • Support the MOST in Launch and Early Orbit (LEO) activities.
    • This includes from launch to handover to NOAA, which is 90-days.
    • Launch and Early Orbit activities require working 12-hour shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays for the duration of the 90-day period.
  • Support product development of the Communications subsystem products.
  • Support the development of operations tools.

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and 3 years or more related experience.
  • 1 year of spacecraft operations experience at the subsystem level or higher.
  • Must be able to pass a Government background investigation.
  • Must be able to support 24/7 operations (12-hour shifts) during testing and rehearsals as well as the 90-day LEO&A period.
  • MS Office skills required.