Entry Level LRO Operations Engineer at Centauri (Washington DC)

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Entry Level LRO Operations Engineer

KBR is looking for someone to train to become an Operations Engineer with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team. LRO is a NASA robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the moon in an eccentric polar mapping orbit. LRO data is essential for planning NASA's human and robotic missions to the Moon. This position is within the LRO Mission Operations Team (MOT).

***Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident***

This is an onsite position

In compliance with the U.S. federal government's vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

Responsibilities:
  • Monitor the health and safety of the LRO spacecraft and ground system.
  • Monitor real-time activities and transmit daily loads to LRO.
  • Respond to, identify, and investigate spacecraft and ground anomalies.
  • Write and maintain daily operations records - daily blogs, activity requests, engineering changes, etc.
  • Perform daily mission planning activities.
  • Perform daily trending and data analysis activities.
  • Perform verification testing using the LRO Spacecraft Simulator for all off-nominal activities prior to use on the spacecraft.

The LRO Operations Engineer will:
  • Work off-nominal hours during special operations
  • Become the MOT resident expert in a specified spacecraft subsystem and science instrument

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:
  • B.S. in engineering, mathematics, physics, or computer science
  • 0 - 2 years of experience in spacecraft operations: real-time satellite console (command, control, and telemetry analysis)
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated; able to work autonomously, with minimal direction
  • Works well with a team

Desired Experience & Skills:
  • Operations certification is highly desired
  • ITOS and STOL experience
  • Experience with data processing, flight dynamics and ground networks
  • Experience with Ilog rule development
  • Spacecraft subsystem/instrument performance analysis experience
  • Windows and UNIX experience
  • Experience with C, BASH, PERL, and Python Languages
  • Experience with XML and SQL databases

Certifications:

Operations certification - mission planning, trending, and real-time control certifications by start date plus six months

OpsLead certification - operations shift lead by start date plus 18 - 24 months.

In compliance with the U.S. federal government's vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

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.
More Information on Centauri
Centauri operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Chantily, VA, Lexington Park, MD, King of Prussia, PA, Lincoln, MA, Beavercreek, OH, Ann Arbor, MI, Colorado Springs, CO, Albuquerque, NM and Carlsbad, CA. Centauri was founded in 1998. It has 474 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 178 open jobs at Centauri, click here.
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