Satellite Operations Specialist

    • KBR
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Development testing
Trend analysis
Physical security
Data management
Security clearance
Systems engineering

Job Details


Satellite Operations Specialist

Satellite Operations Specialist personnel perform a variety of increasingly complex operational tasks as they progress in experience and level, supporting assigned on-orbit experimentation, demonstration, and prototype spacecraft and payloads. Personnel performing in this category will have in-depth knowledge of operational systems and be capable of using their skills to make substantive recommendations to improve operational procedures and mission readiness. This position supports the Innovation and Prototyping Directorate of Space Systems Command, and is located at the Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Support Complex (RSC), Kirtland AFB, NM (Albuquerque). This is an operational on-site position, and remote work is not available. This is not a management position.


  • Perform a variety of activities associated with the analysis of both ground operational systems and spacecraft operational systems
  • Participates on assigned projects and missions in addition to supporting user and customer interface meetings, exercises, and rehearsals
  • Performs long-term trending of vehicle telemetry and notification to the government of trends that indicate potential vehicle problems
  • Performs mission and pre-pass planning, scheduling, orbit analysis and orbit product generation functions as well as the required coordination to achieve contact success
  • Performs real-time evaluation, trend analysis, and troubleshooting of spacecraft, payload, and ground systems status in accordance with established mission requirements
  • Issues commands, directives, and other instructions to fixed, deployable, and mobile tracking stations within specific timelines
  • Conduct post-pass critiques with tracking stations and other real-time support work centers and participate in technical meetings
  • Provides 24x7x365 operational support
  • Develops, implements, and maintains standardized operating procedures
  • Performs tasks in accordance with standardized operating procedures
  • Supports management and performance of required shift and crew functions
  • Supports the following during normal daily activities: Test and Evaluation, Crew Force Management, Satellite Telemetry Analysis, Physical Security, Spacecraft Operations, Console Operations, Mission Planning, Technical Data Management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • Active Secret clearance
  • U.S. citizenship

Desired Background:

  • 7 years of directly related experience in space operations, space engineering, or ground systems engineering.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical field
  • Extensive space operations and space engineering experience
  • Proactivity in identifying and addressing challenges to include innovations that result in positive organizational impact

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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