Spacecraft Operations Engineer
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Spacecraft Operations Engineer
At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the sea bed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.
The Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) organization is seeking a Spacecraft Operations Engineer to join their team in Springfield, Virginia OR Las Cruces, New Mexico.
The candidate will work at a spacecraft ground station as part of a Mission Operations team. The Command and control engineering team is responsible for all aspects of spacecraft operations and maintenance.
Position Duties include, but are not limited to:
- 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.
This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.
US – Ability to obtain Final Clearances (Pre-Start)
Ability to obtain a TS/SCI with CI Polygraph U.S. Security Clearance
- Ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance prior to starting.
- Ability to complete a certification program. The candidate will be provided specialized training (combination 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.
- Classroom experience or experience working directly with Aerospace Vehicles is preferred, but not required.
- This position may require working a variety of fluctuating schedules (to include 24x7). The shifts would be rotating shifts which include working days, nights, weekends and/or holidays.
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.
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.
Contingent Upon Program Award
No, this position is not contingent upon program award
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.