Fleet Operations Spacecraft Engineer (UK) (Multiple Openings)

OneWeb's mission is to enable Internet access for everyone, everywhere.  We want to see the next generation even more connected than the last, and to create opportunities for people today to access the opportunities made possible through the Internet.  To fulfill our mission, OneWeb is revolutionizing the satellite industry and building a global communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world.  OneWeb is creating business solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul.  It’s high speed, low latency  network will offer game-changing Mobility solutions to industries that rely on global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains, and more.

We have more than $3 billion invested from incredible partners including SoftBank, Qualcomm, Grupo Salinas, Airbus, Virgin, Coca-Cola and more.  We have signed our first customer contracts, we have ground infrastructure in Canada, Italy, Norway with more on the way and in February of 2019, we successfully launched our first six satellites into space.  OneWeb is making incredible progress toward reaching our mission and we are looking for more, very talented individuals to help make it a reality.

If building the infrastructure to connect people everywhere is something you would like to make happen, then joining OneWeb may be a great personal and career move.  We can provide an intellectually challenging workplace and fast growing opportunity with a clear purpose.  Come join the team that is making communication ubiquitous on a global scale.

The Fleet Operations UK Satellite Operations Center (UKSOC) Spacecraft Engineer position is a shift position, reporting to the on-shift Mission Director, and works closely with the Spacecraft Operators to respond to satellite anomalies and payload system outages to maintain quality of service of a large constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites.  The chief responsibility of the spacecraft engineer is to maintain satellite payload service performance, health and satellite safety.  The spacecraft engineer is the focal point for anomaly detection and resolution but also analyzes and trends OneWeb satellite data and directs satellite configuration changes to maintain performance within defined parameters.  The spacecraft engineer is the liaison between the satellite control and subsystem and system engineers to resolve satellite issues. The engineer drafts mission planning requests and manual contingency command plans when required.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform on-console satellite engineering support in a shift environment
  • Perform satellite telemetry trending and analysis
  • Respond to satellite anomalies and service outages and facilitates recoveries
  • Build, validate and deliver satellite configurable item changes to maintain satellite performance requirements
  • Draft mission planning requests to perform required satellite commanding

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in:
    • Satellite subsystems including satellite payload RF communication systems
    • Engineering analysis tools
    • Orbital Mechanics of LEO satellites
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take ownership of all aspects of job and take initiative
  • Excellent oral and written skills and communication / briefing skills is essential.
  • A minimum of 3 years of aerospace industry or equivalent experience required and 5 years preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines in highly dynamic environment
  • Multi-satellite LEO constellation operations experience is preferred.

*Must have the right to work in the EEA (European Economic Area)


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