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Flight Operations Engineer

Company name

Greenbelt, MD, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Aviation

Posted on
Nov 17, 2020

Valid Through
Mar 02, 2021



Posting title

Flight Operations Engineer

Roles and responsibilities

Must be a US Citizen and Registered for Selective Service

Ongoing position

W2 with full benefits

Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

Job Description:

A successful candidate will train to become an LRO Operations Engineer. The list below reflects general duties and

responsibilities for this position:

• Monitor the health and safety of the LRO spacecraft and ground system.

• Monitor real-time activities and transmit daily loads to LRO.

• Respond to, identify and investigate spacecraft and ground anomalies.

• Write and maintain daily operations records – daily blogs, activity requests, engineering changes, etc.

• Perform daily mission planning activities.

• Perform daily trending and data analysis activities.

• Perform verification testing using the LRO Spacecraft Simulator for all off-nominal activities prior to use on the


• Will work off-nominal hours during special operations

• Will become the MOT resident expert in a specified spacecraft subsystem and science instrument

• Operations certification – mission planning, trending, and real-time control certifications by start date plus six months

• OpsLead certification – operations shift lead by start date plus 18 – 24 months.

Required Skills:

• Must be a US Citizen

• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

- The Operations Engineer position requires the candidate to have the following skills and qualifications:

• B.S. in engineering, mathematics, physics or computer sciences with at least one year of related experience.

• Good communication skills.

• Self-motivated; able to work autonomously, with minimal direction.

• Works well with a team.

• Prior experience in spacecraft operations: real-time satellite console (command, control, and telemetry analysis) operations certification is required.

- The following are skills desired for this position:

• ITOS and STOL experience.

• Experience with data processing, flight dynamics and ground networks.

• Experience with Ilog rule development.

• Spacecraft subsystem/instrument performance analysis experience.

• Windows and Linux experience.

• Experience with C, BASH, PERL, and Python Languages.

• Experience with XML and SQL databases

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Columbus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. If you are disabled and require accommodation or assistance in applying for a position or completing an application please call Ryan Nagahiro, Recruiting Manager at 310-356-5660 to complete over the phone or in-person. EEO/AA/MFDV


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Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

1960 E. Grand Ave. Suite 1000

El Segundo, CA 90245

© Copyright 2015 by Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.




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