Job Description: Job Summary: Join our Space Science and Engineering team in Boulder, Colorado. You and your team will be working on a variety of exciting space projects. Your responsibilities will span the full mission life cycle: generating operational concepts; writing requirements; task planning; operational design; integration, testing, delivering, and operating mission systems. You will work closely with the Mission Operations Manager and the Mission Operations team. Provide mission operations support to SwRI Satellite programs. Support system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones. Work with systems engineers to develop operational documentation for use during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites. Conduct testing using simulators and resolve discrepancies. Develop and test command procedures, telemetry pages, and other products derived from vendor provided documentation. Develop test procedures and test execution for system level, end-to-end tests with the spacecraft. Support mission readiness activities including mission rehearsals, mission timeline development, and post launch test development. Support launch, including shift work, for instrument and spacecraft LEOps activities. Monitor vehicle state of health across all subsystems and perform short and long-term telemetry trending. Track space vehicle configuration, to include both hardware, software, and configurable item parameters. Support anomaly resolution efforts. Make modifications to existing operations procedures to incorporate lessons learned from in-flight performance. Develop new procedures as required. Provide status reporting through both the functional and program reporting branches. Provide support to multiple programs. Maintain standards associated with the established Integrated/Developmental Operations functional group processes. Provide mentoring, guidance and manage tasks for the mission operations development team. Support internal and external customer meetings through proficient verbal and documented (MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel) communications. May require shift work and travel ~ 10% of the time for simulation and launch support. Work with and train undergraduate students.
Education/Experience: Requires a BS degree in Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, Engineering Physics or closely related with at least 5 years of experience. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Must have experience with ITOS/Galaxy, Systems ToolKit, Linux/Unix, DOORS. ITOS/Galaxy is the command and control system we use in mission operations, similar to AMMOS or OASIS (other SW tools for mission operations). Must have familiarity with STK in spacecraft simulation, ephemeris/attitude propagation, and communication analysis. Must be familiar in working in a Linux environment; being able to change directories, move/copy/find files, find strings within files, and use of vi is important. Must have experience in the tracking database solution SWRI uses for mission projects; DOORS. Must be able to use DOORs for editing and tracking requirements and their verification. Must have experience creating reports, writing papers, and creating review products. The use of Excel is needed for tracking spacecraft communication contacts, timing between them, and the various configurations of the spacecraft. Shift work required.
Special Considerations: Work assignment is in Boulder, Colorado. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section.