The Spacecraft Engineer (SE) is responsible verifying the health and safety of spacecraft. SE will review and analyze logs, trends and other tools utilized in a fully automated command and control system. Perform anomaly investigation and resolution of spacecraft and ground faults. Create, modify and maintain software scripts and procedures used in automated satellite tracking and monitoring. Interface with customers. Work closely with the spacecraft owners and get approval prior to any changes in the architecture to make sure faults do not get introduced into the spacecraft. Work with the factories and software teams through all stages of spacecraft life. Participate in the testing of new versions of the command and control software. Recommend to the technical staff and Station Manager any changes that can make the system perform better or reduce labor hours or streamline the process. Serve as part of an on call team and respond to critical errors at any time of the day
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or a minimum of 5 years experience in the command and control of satellites.
Experience in the resolution of technical problems and the development of systems for use in spacecraft communication is desirable.
Previous experience providing engineering in satellite ground station and instrument control systems.
Experience with Linux or similar operating systems
Knowledge of industry practices, techniques, standards and proficiency with C, C++, Java and other high level languages.
Experience or classwork covering writing scripts (examples: shell scripting, Python, etc.)
Experience or classwork covering interacting with databases (examples: Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, etc.).
Understanding of networking technology, TCP/IP and common internet application protocols.
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Experience relevant to satellite communication systems is especially desirable.
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