Senior Spacecraft Engineer

EchoStar   •  

Gilbert, AZ

Industry: Telecommunications.


5 - 7 years

Posted 247 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Operations to include spacecraft commanding and station keeping activities according to scheduled and dynamic operational requirements; perform trending and analysis of spacecraft health data, prepare reports, and communicate status of spacecraft, projects, and operational activities to all levels of the organization while focusing on customer service; conduct and manage activities to increase team and personal job skills and professional knowledge.

  • Investigate and analyze long- and short-term spacecraft performance trends. Manage and approve criteria used for monitoring all spacecraft subsystems.
  • Perform 24x7 on-call operations on a rotating basis. Respond to anomalies, provide initial direction to controllers, initiate and lead anomaly resolution efforts.
  • Plan and direct complex payload re-configurations, including integrated activities involving multiple spacecraft and/or functional areas, to support broadcast operations.
  • Support development efforts on new spacecraft. Analyze design review documentation to verify operational requirements are satisfied, participate in ground testing of new spacecraft, support orbit raising activities, and manage in-orbit test and evaluation activities.
  • Manage, evaluate quality, and optimize spacecraft procedures, tools, and the processes needed for efficient execution of operational activities.
  • Apply experience and professional judgment to evaluate, create, and implement innovative strategies to support dynamic operational needs.
  • Conceptualize, develop, and review new processes, methods, scripts, and other tools used by both the engineering and operations teams.

Other duties to include:

  • Plan, execute, and monitor spacecraft maneuvers. Perform maneuver reconstruction, orbit determination, and develop long-term operating strategies. Direct the planning and execution of spacecraft orbit relocation operations, as necessary.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement engineering activities and schedules to support controller, management, and corporate requirements.
  • Re-enforce situational awareness of spacecraft operational activities, broadcast operations, company objectives, and advances in the space and broadcast media industry.
  • May supervise one or more junior level engineers to include responsibilities for personnel issues (hiring, performance appraisals, terminations, etc.).
  • Facilitate and guide professional and technical development of junior team members. Research, develop, and present advanced training materials to meet team and organization requirements.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in engineering or physics from a four-year college or university
  • Five or more years of spacecraft operations and/or flight dynamics experience
  • This position requires ITAR access—candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Fulfill a 24x7 on-call rotation and respond onsite within 30 minutes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Operations or Flight dynamics experience with Space Systems Loral FS1300 or Lockheed Martin A2100 spacecraft highly desired
  • Experience with Kratos ISI EPOCH TT&C / OASYS, MATLAB, and AGI STK software a plus
  • General or specialized knowledge of one or more of the following spacecraft systems and subsystems: Attitude, Propulsion, Power, Data Handling, Thermal, Mechanism, TT&C, and Payload
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business periodicals, technical procedures, or government policy. Able to write reports, correspondence, and operations procedures
  • Attention to detail, pro-active and confident personality with good communication skills
  • Able to work in a multi-team environment
  • Comfortable presenting information and responding to questions from managers, corporate executives, and customers