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Associate Space Vehicle Operations Systems Engineer

Chantilly, Virginia
Job Type
22 Sep 2022
Job Description

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The Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), Space and Launch Division, is seeking an Associate Space Vehicle Operations Systems Engineer (Level 2) to support daily operations at a spacecraft ground station as part of a Mission Operations team in Springfield, VA. The Command and control engineering team is responsible for all aspects of spacecraft operations and maintenance. In addition, our Space and Launch team work with proprietary customers in the development of the next-generation technologies in space. Our group works all facets of spacecraft operations from spacecraft control, spacecraft system engineering, mission planning, and vehicle engineering.

Position Overview:

The Associate Space Vehicle Operations Systems Engineer will be a part of a high-performing team that are immersed in highly complex operational systems. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with software developers, external engineering groups, and our customer to resolve anomalies, integrate new or upgraded systems, and strive for 100% mission success. This role will include a comprehensive On-The-Job training program, where you will learn about our ground software systems, RF signals, antenna systems, and spacecraft orbits.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all aspects of spacecraft operations, including mission planning and/or monitoring and trending the on-orbit spacecraft telemetry looking for adverse trends that could affect operations, as well as planning and execution of all required spacecraft and ground system maintenance and recovery from spacecraft anomalies. This also includes ensuring the integrity of the ground system and operational software to maintain command and control.
  • Coordinate with external groups on current and future ground system testing and integration; spacecraft launch, transfer and initialization (LT&I); as well as participate in war rooms in support of anomaly resolutions.
  • Analyze technical data, verify and sustain specific system configurations in accordance with defined constraints and operational requirements.
  • Coordinate with management and peers to ensure the integrity and continuity of high quality operational products including procedures, tools, detailed event logging, training material and system configuration.
  • Create and collaborate on process improvements that aim to increase operational efficiency, for example, by developing new software tools, creating new operational procedures and increasing system automation.
Work Authorization:

This position requires an active U.S. TS/SCI Security Clearance with the ability to obtain an adjudicated Counter-Intelligence (CI) polygraph (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
  • Bachelors, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  • 1 year or more of experience in a technical or engineering field (typically acquired through various certifications, technical work experience, apprenticeships, technical coursework, and/or military experience).
  • Ability to complete a certification program. Specialized training will be provided (combination of self-study, in-class training, and on-the-job (OTJ) training) in order to learn the necessary skills related to the ground and spacecraft configuration management allowing them to obtain the necessary certifications required for this position.
  • Willingness to work a rotating/variable shift schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
  • Classroom or professional experience working directly with aerospace vehicles.
  • Experience with RF (radio frequency) signals and/or ground communication network systems.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: C, C++, Python, Matlab, Java or Linux.
  • Completed CI or Full Scope Polygraph.
Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 2 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. Master). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

Relocation :

This position offers Relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

3ERP Referral

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 718600256-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Boeing
  • Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent