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Mission Operations Engineer

Company: Qwaltec
Location: Lanham
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewQwaltec is seeking a Mission Operations Engineer to provide ground system sustainment and operations support for the NASA NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) on GSMO 3 contract. As part of our team, you'll be asked to: - Become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsible for JPSS Mission Management (MM) software item o Evaluate, assess, and propose functional operability enhancements for MMo Support design and development reviews regarding future builds and capabilities for MM o Influence regression tests and associated artifacts to ensure operability for MM o Provide technical and operational feedback for future releases o Maintain situational awareness of operations as relates to mission planning - Review, assess, and propose edits or enhancements to operational tools and scripts in support of mission planning process for JPSS Supported missions (NPP, J1, & J2) - Participate in the Ground Project Discrepancy Report Board (DRB) o Ensure discrepancies are documented and addressed according to severity and priority o Track Discrepancy Reports (DRs) though the DR lifecycle to ensure timely delivery of fixes to operations o Validate fixes and recommend closure of DRs to the DRB Chairs - Review updates to operational products and processes to support operations o Mature MM Tasks for use in operations o Present test results and artifacts to end customer for review and approval - Ensure the data integrity to future builds are completed to support mission requirements o Support Sprint Demos for MM to assess functionality and operability of proposed software changes o Provide feedback on DR priorities to MM developers via Sprint Demos, quarterly Planning Increment Meetings and Program Monthly Reviews - Develop and execute Functional Check Out (FCO) test procedures against ops simulators for current missions (NPP, J01, & J2) - Develop and execute FCO test Procedures for follow-on missions (J3 & J4) in coordination with Mission Readiness team - Provide technical analysis of simulated and operational data to verify functionality of future releases

Requirements: - Bachelor's degree in a related field (Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Space Systems) - Previous experience with satellite operations, specifically mission planning, preferably on NASA or NOAA programs (preferred) - Experience using mission planning and scheduling tools such as MM (JPSS) or STK (preferred) - Experience using configuration management tools and services such as SharePoint and JIRA (preferred) - General understanding of weather products produced from Polar satellites (preferred) - Familiarity with analysis software, such as Matlab and Simulink (preferred) - Good awareness of satellite operations - Good awareness of orbital mechanics - Good ability to grasp and apply new information quickly - Good ability to handle more complex assignments as experience progresses - Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction - Clear understanding of Microsoft Office applications - Excellent written and verbal communications skills PI197593009

Keywords: Qwaltec, Washington DC , Mission Operations Engineer, Engineering , Lanham, DC

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