Satellite Systems Engineer
Description: Candidate will perform 24X7 rotating shift console operations for a complex satellite system to include new system activations. Conducts mission/program-specific real time spacecraft/satellite flight operations during readiness, execution, and evaluation phases. Develops detailed plans and procedures to provide maximum mission support in areas such as orbit dynamics, satellite performance analysis, command and control of on-orbit satellites. Provides technical direction for on-orbit mission support, plans for critical vehicle malfunctions and provides alternate operating techniques to continue maximum mission support. Provides failure analysis of the performance of the orbiting satellites via telemetry data. Utilizes system software to accomplish all spacecraft control tasks and recommends improvements. Analyzes and validates software performance. Performs flight length orbit adjust and daily special event studies.
During the initial training period, the successful candidate will learn 24X7 operations and concurrently may support operations tools creation, data analysis and maintenance. Working in a 24X7 role, the candidate will become certified in entry-level and advanced positions. Once certified, the individual will be responsible for ensuring the execution of planned activities and taking corrective actions in response to anomalies and system degradations or failures. Perform analysis of segment and interfaces to ensure system is operating nominally. Interfaces with internal and cross-site personnel to conduct mission operations. Acquires, applies, and disseminates technical skills and job knowledge to accomplish assigned tasks. Position requires the completion of formal training program and certification to perform duties.
Position will require on-call support as well as periodic off-hour shifts in support of mission activities.
Desired Skills: • Willingness to work rotating shifts
• 24X7 work experience
• Satellite operations experience
• Matrix mathematics, vector analysis, and an understanding of physics (including the application of conservation of energy and angular momentum)
• Knowledge of feedback control systems, direction cosine matrix, Euler angles, quaternion math, and classic mechanics
• Experience with astrodynamics and orbital mechanics including classical orbital (Keplerian) elements
• STK/orbital analysis program experience a plus
• Microsoft Office proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
• Satellite maneuver tools/techniques
• Experience with operating LM Horizon C2 system
• Knowledge of basic coding skills in one or more programming language
• Experience with MATLAB, SQL, HTML, Python, UNIX/Linux
• Previous operations experience
• Experience establishing customer intimacy
• Problem solving, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work across sites in a multi-contractor team
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline. 2+ years of experience can be used in lieu of a degree.
•Selected candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI level security clearance.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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