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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Mission Operations Engineer in Dulles, Virginia

Conducts mission and program specific real time spacecraft and 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 recommends alternate operating techniques to continue maximum mission support. Conducts failure analysis of the performance of the orbiting satellites via telemetry data.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Planning & execution of real-time spacecraft commissioning activities for commercial, NASA and/or DoD space missions

  • Hands on experience commanding satellites and/or developing real-time executable mission plans

  • Thorough understanding of space system components and spacecraft subsystems

  • Familiarity with Mission Operations Centers architectures and interfaces

  • Detailed familiarity with space system operational documentation

  • Solid Understanding of DoD and IC space systems, acquisitionand organizations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Development and testing of real-time executable mission operations procedures and executable scripts

  • Performing data flow testing including ground stations & Mission Operations Centers

  • Space system simulator and test bed operations

  • Space system engineering activities such as requirements management, I&T, architecture, software development of flight/ground software

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Job Category : Engineering