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Satellite Flight Operations Engineer

Falls Church, VA 22041

Posted: 04/17/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 28702

Job Description

Position Title: Satellite Flight Operations Engineer 

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire Satellite Flight Operations Engineer opportunity located in Falls Church, VA.   

Job Responsibilities:
  • Satellite Command and Control Operations: Using command and control software tools, monitor satellite operations, perform manual commanding, review satellite telemetry, respond to anomalies, and communicate status.
  • Processes and Procedures: Inform the development and follow key processes and procedures to optimize satellite operation efficiency and ensure safety standards are met.
  • Tool Development and Enhancement: Contribute to the design, improvement, and maintenance of command-and-control mission software tools and dashboards, actively participating in requirement generation and development activities.
  • Satellite System Analysis: Evaluate satellite health and performance, identifying issues and areas for improvement. Identify performance trends, troubleshoot anomalies, and propose optimization strategies.
  • In-orbit commissioning: Implement satellite in-orbit commissioning plans, including initial contact, performance testing, and early operations. 


Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a degree that you can demonstrate is relevant to this job profile.
  • Passion for space exploration and satellite technology, with a keen interest in contributing to using space to improve life on Earth.
  • Demonstrated mentality of continuous learning and skill development.
  • Demonstrated independent thinking and initiative in problem solving scenarios, contributing to the resolution of complex technical problems.

Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Location: Falls Church, VA

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Meet Your Recruiter

Laura Duarte

I have worked in Technical staffing for over 17 years in the Pacific NW primarily, and Nationally. My specialty is finding candidates for contract, contract to hire and direct hire jobs in Technical & Engineering fields for some of the greatest Hardware & Software product development companies around. I listen to what you are looking for and will ensure your resume looks great.  I am honest and communicative throughout the hiring process. I am passionate about putting our Veterans back to work, and helping underrepresented people get into STEM careers.


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