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Spacecraft Engineer

Position : Spacecraft Engineer
Location : Welcome, MD
ASRC Federal Space and Defense brings a 14-year history of delivering high-performance space systems engineering, integration and satellite operations services to civil and defense agencies. ASRC Federal Space and Defense provides these services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets. We are seeking a Spacecraft Engineers to join our Blossom Point Engineering Team (BPET) at Blossom Point Tracking Facility (BPTF) in Welcome, MD.
Role/Responsibilities:
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
_ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to_ _race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law_ .
Requirements:
+ 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.
Security Clearance
+ Must have an active Secret clearance, and the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly
_ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status._


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