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Satellite Controller
Suitland, MD

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Job Description

ASRC Federal Technical Services is seeking a Satellite Controller to perform real-time 24/7 operations in support of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-N satellite constellation and Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite in Suitland, MD as a member of the Engineering and Mission Operations Support Services -- V (EMOSS-V) contract at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility.

The GOES-N/DSCOVR Satellite Controller will be responsible for understanding and operating the flight systems and ground systems to include Space/Ground links, Ground Station support equipment, Data delivery systems, data processing systems, all ground software, hardware and architecture, interfaces.


Duties can include, but are not limited to:

* Respond to Flight and Ground System anomalies.
* Manage and configure Flight and Ground Systems.
* Coordinate with Engineering and Mission Planners for specialized activities.
* Coordinate deviations from planned operations as well as anomaly responses or diagnostic mode.
* Write, track and report Incident Report.
* Maintain and validate shift logs.
* Coordinate support and system resources.
* Create and maintain Ground Ops Products (SOPs, etc.) as required.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

* The position is staffed 24/7 and ability to work shift work is required. Work in typical office building.
* Associates Degree -OR- HS diploma plus 4 years of relevant experience.
* Relevant military experience and training in satellite operations or similar field.
* Transitioning veterans with relevant work experience are highly encouraged to apply.
* Must meet US citizenship requirements and pass a government background investigation.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

* 0-3 years satellite operations center experience supporting operations.
* 0-3 years satellite operations and or science data processing experience.
* Knowledge of complex, distributed ground systems to include satellite ground station equipment and procedures,
* Familiarity with network (LAN/WAN) architecture, protocols and equipment, Linux,
* Satellite Operations knowledge and experience is a plus.
* Knowledge of Ground System and Satellite operations or I&T experience a plus.
* Knowledge of software and system test and validation processes.
* Operations procedures (SOP) development and validation.
* Experience in dealing with science data processing systems.

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