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Lead Engineer - Sr. Research Engineer - Sr. Research Scientist - Mission Operations - Boulder, Colorado

Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Who We Are:

As a recognized leader in space science research and spacecraft instrumentation, avionics, and electronics, we are helping to reveal the secrets of our solar system and the universe.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Assist in the leading of the Mission Operations section which operates the CYGNSS constellation and will launch the PUNCH mission.
  • Assist the department in writing future mission proposals to grow the Mission Operations section, specifically in the Aerospace. space mission design, trajectory analysis and design, space vehicle navigation, and flight dynamics.
  • Serve as a reviewer as needed for engineering reviews.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Daily operations of 8 spacecraft. Check Command Uploads, Data downlink, spacecraft health and trending. Perform trending and analysis of spacecraft/payload performance and assist with anomaly investigations
  • Work with Mission Planning, Flight Controller teams in successful operation of spacecraft. Monthly report generation for NASA and other customers.
  • Evaluate software updates to mission planning, data processing, command, control, and telemetry system. Improve Mission Operations by evaluating deficiencies, new requirements, and participate in proposals for future missions.
  • Create and maintain requirements for ground and flight segments and assist with requirements verification and validation.
  • Support integration and test of spacecraft.


  • Requires a Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, or Engineering Physics
  • 5 years: Mission Operations, Science Operations
  • Constellation experience or interest in related principles
  • Mission Design, flight dynamics and GN&C work

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