Principal Satellite Network Monitor/Ops Crew - Secret Clearance (Schriever AFB, CO)

    • Colorado Springs, CO

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Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems is seeking a Principal Satellite Network Monitor familiar with Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) mission requirements. Located at Schriever AFB, CO, the selected candidate will be part of the STSS on-orbit operations crew.

Primary duties as a member of the operations crew will consist of:

  • Participate in the technical direction, coordination and management of spacecraft, payload, and ground systems support to STSS flight operations
  • Provide day-to-day expertise monitoring spacecraft bus health and ground system status
  • Execute spacecraft commanding/ground perform files, procedures, memograms, and operations alerts
  • Coordinate with Test Conductor for payload and spacecraft subsystem related activities
  • Review, incorporate, and execute AFSCN (Air Force Satellite Control Network) contacts for mission flight operations
  • Review pass plans for accuracy
  • Perform schedule change actions as necessary
  • Perform validation checks prior to command execution
  • Perform pre-pass checks using AFSCN Remote Tracking Stations (RTS)
  • Ensure successful transmission of commands and receipt of telemetry
  • Assess system state of health and trending of satellite parameters
  • Implement satellite safing procedures, as required
  • Coordinate activities with mission planners and system test team
  • Participate in operations test activities and MDA test events
  • Perform post-pass data archival
  • Troubleshoot satellite and ground system anomalies and recommend recovery actions
This position requires working a rotating shift schedule in support of 24/7 flight operations.



Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science with 5 years relevant space operations experience,
    • OR Master of Science with 3 years of space operations experience
    • OR 9 years relevant space operations experience in lieu of degree
  • Background in space surveillance missions
  • Knowledge of Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) operations
  • Experience in satellite systems command and control operations
  • Willing and able to work a rotating shift schedule in support of 24/7 flight operations.
  • DoD Interim Secret security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active (in-scope) DoD Secret security clearance or higher
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