Millennium Space Systems

Mission Operations Lead Engineer

Ground Mission Operations - El Segundo, CA - Full Time

Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

Job Summary
As a Mission Operations Lead Engineer, you 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. 


  • Train operators for operational readiness. This includes operating our satellites in orbit, as well as the supporting ground systems.
  • Be the go-to person for our orbiting assets, ensuring their availability to support 24/7 critical mission operations. You will work directly with customers to ensure project needs are met.
  • Develop space-ground architecture that will emphasize all software, networks, and material required to perform the space mission, including interfaces to external entities.
  • Design, document, test, and verify space-to-ground interfaces.
  • Perform ground integration activities, including software systems interfacing with subsystems, simulations, physical hardware, and/or mission simulators.
  • Perform internal company planning, proposals and business strategies.  You will work with company principals to assess how we can best leverage company capabilities to provide cost effective solutions for our customers.

Minimum Qualifications          

  • B.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Software or Computer Engineering
  • Experience with operation of space systems or UAVs
  • Experience with GOTS/COTS-based T&C software systems
  • Experience with simple scripting
  • Experience writing operations documentation
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance required
  • Comfortable communicating technical details both verbally and in writing. Experience with various MS Office and Adobe products required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Software or Computer Engineering
  • Experience with C, C++, Java or Perl; LabVIEW and MATLAB
  • Experience with CCSDS protocols 
  • Experience with XTCE, CGA or ITOS
  • Experience with iterative and agile software development
  • Experience with Linux-based development

Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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