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Mission Operations Engineer

Company Overview 
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. Here 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 Engineer, you will be working on a variety of government, commercial and IR&D funded space-related projects. Your responsibilities will span the full space mission life cycle (cradle to grave):

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Generating operational concepts; writing requirements; task planning; operational design; integration, testing, delivering, and operating complete mission systems.
  • Based on a particular program’s scope other responsibilities may include developing and training other contractor or customer operators to prepare for operational readiness on an existing or new system. That training will facilitate operating and maintaining both our advanced space vehicles in orbit as well as the supporting  ground systems.
  • You will be the go-to person for our irreplaceable orbiting assets, ensuring their availability to support 24/7 critical mission operations. You will develop mission operational concepts and employment plans for our various customers.
  • Space-ground architecture requirements development will emphasize all software, networks, and material required to perform the space mission.
  • In addition to operating satellites in orbit you will also be involved during ground testing by verifying telemetry and that test or mission objectives are met.
  • Ground integration activities will encompass a variety of host systems including simulated and laboratory environments with interdependent software systems interfacing with subsystems, simulations, physical hardware, and/or mission simulators.
  • As time permits, you will also be involved in internal company planning, proposals and business strategies, and working with company principals as well as customers to assess how we can best leverage company capabilities to provide cost effective solutions for the products and services they need.

Minimum Qualifications               

  • Bachelor's degree or 8+ years of working experience OR an Associate's degree or 10+ years of working experience
  • Experience with RF and Space Communications systems, satellite or UAV command and control
  • Knowledge of satellite systems and interactions
  • Experience operating satellites
  • Current SSBI
  • Comfortable communicating technical details both verbally and in writing. Experience with various MS Office and Adobe products required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Software or Computer Engineering
  • Experience with CCSDS protocols 
  • Experience with GOTS and COTS-based T&C software systems
  • Experience with iterative and agile software development
  • Experience with C, C++, Java or Python
  • Experience with Linux-based systems

Millennium Space Systems delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for demanding 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 demonstrated excellence.

Security Clearances: we are an ITAR-registered company. US citizenship is a requirement for employment, and requires your willingness to apply for and maintain a security clearance. This requirement requires candidates to  submit detailed personal background paperwork and fingerprints used by the US Government to conduct a background investigation. 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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