Satellite Systems Engineer/Operator

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado is seeking a junior spacecraft systems engineer/operator to participate in the development and operations of state-of-the-art space mission systems for present and upcoming NASA space science projects. LASP is one of the top space science research institutes in the country with facilities in Boulder, Colorado employing approximately 500 scientists, engineers, support personnel, and students. This individual will work closely with scientists, engineers and other space system mission operators in the development, operation, and maintenance of spacecraft mission operations. This person may also supervise one or more student assistants.

Job Duties:

Supports mission operations concept development. Assists with the integration and functional test of the flight and ground segments. Conducts real time spacecraft/satellite/instrument flight operations during readiness, test and evaluation, and operational phases. Develops plans and procedures to provide maximum mission support in orbit dynamics, satellite performance analysis, and command and control of on-orbit satellites and payloads. Provides technical direction for on orbit mission support, supports vehicle anomalies and recommends alternate operating techniques to continue maximum mission utilization. Provides technical analysis of the performance of the orbiting satellites and payloads. Utilizes system software to accomplish all spacecraft control tasks and recommends improvements. Analyzes and validates software performance to meet specific satellite mission requirements.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, computer science, a physical science, or related field
  • A minimum of three years of experience with spacecraft or space instrument operations
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple job tasks
  • Ability to work within a team environment, but self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills

Due to U.S. Export Control Requirements, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Qualifications:

Desirable but not required:
  • Computer programming

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 - Cover Letter. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 14, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: FreyaOlso

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00731761