Principal Satellite Operations Engineer


: $123,230.00 - $176,910.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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Maxar's Mission Engineering and Operations (MEO) organization is seeking experienced Principal Satellite Operations Engineer (C&DH, ACS, Power/Thermal or RF Comm Payload) to join our team in Palo Alto, CA.

Provide Subsystem technical leadership throughout Operations Engineering.
Technical Lead for spacecraft subsystem on-orbit procedures for assigned programs
Manage production and delivery of on-orbit procedures and products for assigned satellite program(s).
Responsible for subsystem technical data and requirements exchange between Operations Engineering and Systems Engineering.
Develop and validate spacecraft on-orbit procedures using Maxars Procedure Authoring Tool (PAT), Dynamic Satellite Simulator (DSS) and Integrated Telemetry and Control System (iTACS) ground system.
Develop and validate on-orbit Automated Procedures (APs) in various scripting languages (such as Python, ARES,) using Maxars Automated Procedure Generator (APgen), Dynamic Satellite Simulator (DSS) and various customer ground systems (KISI, GMV).
Support Maxar mission operations (LEOP and IOT) as Subsystem lead.
Play a key role in new hardware/software implementation on-orbit, and developing new mission designs.
Provide peer review and technical support for on-orbit operation anomalies or customer operation questions for Maxars fleet of 90+ GEO spacecraft.
Provide customer operations training.

Minimum Requirements:
Requires 7 years or relevant experience
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering or related field
Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) and organizational skills.
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, work autonomously, and meet deadlines with exceptional quality.
Associated topics: aeroelasticity, aerospace engineer, aircraft maintenance, aviation, pilot, propulsion, rocket, satellite, space craft, waterjet * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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