GPM Operations Systems Engineer (RT Operations Engineer) - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


GPM Operations Systems Engineer (RT Operations Engineer)

KBR is looking for an Operations Systems Engineer to support the Ground Systems and Mission Operations (GSMO) contract at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Flight Operations Team (FOT). Report to the GPM FOT Lead Operations Engineer on all matters related to GPM mission operations.


  • Support RT Operations as scheduled and cover scheduled vacancies as necessary
  • Represent GPM Flight Operations Team at technical meetings as required by the GPM Mission Director. This may include a variety of Technical Interface Meetings (TIMs), Anomaly and Failure Review Boards (FRBs), Command Authorization Meetings (CAMs), and Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings
  • Monitor the health and safety of the GPM spacecraft and ground system.
  • Monitor real-time activities, as required, and support special activities as necessary (DV, Yaw Maneuvers, DPR External Calibrations, etc.)
  • Respond to, identify and investigate spacecraft and ground anomalies.
  • Generate weekly reports, CAMs, Monthly Status Reviews (MSR), Annual Operations Status Review, etc.…
  • Support MSR as required to discuss assigned systems/subsystems
  • Generate MOCRs, OARs, Event Reports, and Anomaly Reports as necessary
  • Perform daily trending and data analysis activities for assigned instruments/subsystems
  • Perform verification testing using the FlatSat for all off-nominal activities prior to use on the spacecraft.
  • Support GPM Automation development and testing
  • Support FOT in nominal, critical, and contingency operations
  • Maintain LOPs, STOL procedures, displays, the training program and other operational tools, processes, and artifacts required for the on-going success of GPM.
  • Train other FOT members
  • Complete required certification tests in a timely manner
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Will be required to be on-call one week per month (Monday – Monday), with additional off-nominal hours possible during special operations (including weekends and holidays)

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • BS in engineering, applied science, or related field
  • 2-5 year of progressive related experience
  • Specific contract requirements regarding education and experience will prevail

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Prior spacecraft Flight Operations Team engineering experience
  • Domain knowledge and experience with GSFC spacecraft operations, especially prior flight operations and ground system experience is desired
  • Spacecraft subsystem engineering leadership experience
  • Experience with the ASIST® Telemetry and Command System

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