Fleet Operations Spacecraft Controller (Multiple Openings)

Oneweb Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 7 months ago

OneWeb's mission is to enable Internet access for everyone, everywhere. We want to see the next generation even more connected than the last, and to create opportunities for people today to access the opportunities made possible through the Internet. To fulfill our mission, OneWeb is revolutionizing the satellite industry and building a global communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. OneWeb is creating business solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. It's high speed, low latency network will offer game-changing Mobility solutions to industries that rely on global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains, and more.

We have more than $3 billion invested from incredible partners including SoftBank, Qualcomm, Grupo Salinas, Airbus, Virgin, Coca-Cola and more. We have signed our first customer contracts, we have ground infrastructure in Canada, Italy, Norway with more on the way and in February of 2019, we successfully launched our first six satellites into space. OneWeb is making incredible progress toward reaching our mission and we are looking for more, very talented individuals to help make it a reality.

If building the infrastructure to connect people everywhere is something you would like to make happen, then joining OneWeb may be a great personal and career move. We can provide an intellectually challenging workplace and fast growing opportunity with a clear purpose. Come join the team that is making communication ubiquitous on a global scale.

The Fleet Operations Spacecraft Controller reports to the Fleet Management Mission Director and performs all activities and tasks necessary to control the fleet of OneWeb satellites. Control of the fleet is highly automated and therefore the controller is an expert in operation of the command and control applications software, the satellite subsystems, the mission management software, mission planning system, and interfaces to other elements of the system. The controller facilitates execution of the schedule, manages automation, but predominantly performs manual and contingency commanding as required. Controllers also participate in procedure development, test and validation, automation rule set development, test and deployment.


  • Execute all planned tasks for satellite operations

  • Configure, operate, troubleshoot and resolve issues in the command and control operations applications software.

  • Perform mission planning tasks such as contact schedule and activities modifications

  • Perform assessment of satellite configuration, state of health, and performance

  • Configure, test and verify the new procedures in the command and control system

  • Perform on-console satellite operations in a shift environment

Required Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in:

o Real-time flight operations console expertise

o Satellite command and control operations software and products

o General satellite subsystem operation and maintenance

o LEO satellite operations including launch, in-orbit test, orbital maneuvers, commissioning, and deorbit

o Mission planning and contact scheduling experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take ownership of all aspects of job and take initiative

  • Excellent oral and written skills and communication / briefing skills is essential.

  • Demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines in highly dynamic environment

  • Direct experience in command and control system configuration and operation is preferred.

  • Multi-satellite LEO constellation operations experience is preferred.

  • No visa sponsorship is available for this position

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