Flight Dynamics Engineer
Company: DISH Network
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Dish Spacecraft Operations is looking for an experienced
Spacecraft Engineer who will plan, support, execute, and oversee
flight dynamics operations on a fleet of geosynchronous spacecraft.
Duties include performing spacecraft commanding, stationkeeping,
spacecraft subsystem procedures, anomaly response, and trending and
analysis of vehicle health data, with a primary focus on flight
dynamics. Additional responsibilities include preparing reports and
communicating status of spacecraft, projects, and operational
activities to all levels of the organization while focusing on
customer service. This position is available in Gilbert, AZ or
- Oversees, plans, executes, and monitors spacecraft maneuvers.
Performs maneuver reconstruction, orbit determination, and prepares
short-term station-keeping strategies.
- Participates in the planning and execution of spacecraft
orbital relocation operations, close approach analysis, and deorbit
activities, as necessary
- Evaluate spacecraft performance and troubleshoot operation of
all spacecraft subsystems to optimize quality of service and extend
spacecraft mission life
- Maintain situational awareness of both spacecraft and broadcast
operations while coordinating and implementing routine and
non-routine spacecraft commanding requirements
- Provide direction and support to spacecraft controllers during
- Perform 24x7 on-call engineering support on a rotating basis.
Respond to anomalies, provide initial direction to controllers,
initiate and support anomaly resolution efforts.
- Create, review, and maintain spacecraft operational procedures
in accordance with established operational policies and
- Review, edit, and publish operations activity schedule. Update
spacecraft status reports.
- Plan and direct basic payload reconfigurations to support
- Support new spacecraft development efforts. Review
requirements, participate in ground testing of new spacecraft, and
support in-orbit test and evaluation activities.
- Investigate and analyze long- and short-term spacecraft
performance trends. Manages and approves criteria used for
monitoring all spacecraft subsystems.
- Research, develop, and present basic-level training materials
to meet initial or recurring requirements
- Conceptualize, develop, and review new processes, methods,
scripts, and other tools used by both the engineering and
- May assist with hiring, onboarding, and mentoring interns
including guiding and assigning work on occasion
- Bachelor's degree (BS) in engineering or physics from an
accredited 4-year college or university
- Minimum of 3-7 years of spacecraft engineering experience
- Must be U.S. person (e.g., U.S. citizen or lawful permanent
resident) as position requires access to U.S. export restricted
- Ability to fulfill a 24x7 on-call rotation and respond onsite
within 30 minutes
- Mathematical Skills-Ability to work with mathematical concepts
such as probability, statistical inference, calculus, differential
equations, and fundamentals of plane/solid geometry and
trigonometry. Uses and applies concepts such as integration,
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to solve problems
and reach conclusions.
- Engineering Skills-Ability to apply engineering principles and
scientific methods, such as laws of mechanics of particles and
solid bodies and application of these laws to real-world
- Reasoning Skills-Ability to define problems, collect data,
establish facts, apply visual and spatial reasoning, and draw valid
engineering conclusions. Ability to interpret and extensive variety
of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to utilize mathematical and computational tools to
solve engineering problems
- Flight Dynamics experience with MAXAR FS1300 or Lockheed Martin
A2100 spacecraft highly desired
- Spacecraft engineering experience with MAXAR FS1300 or Lockheed
Martin A2100 spacecraft highly desired
- Experience working with Kratos ISI EPOCH TT&C and OASYS,
MATLAB, AGI STK software a plus
- General or specialized knowledge in one or more of the
following spacecraft subsystems: Attitude Control, Propulsion,
Power, Data Handling/Onboard Processing, Thermal, Mechanisms,
TT&C, Payload, Flight Dynamics and Orbit Mechanics a plus
- Attentive to details, proactive, and confident personality with
good communication skills
- Able to collaborate in a multi-team environment to plan and
accomplish tasks and meet objectives
- Communication Skills-Ability to understand, analyze and
interpret business periodicals, technical procedures, or government
policy. Able to write reports, correspondence, and operations
procedures. Uses effective written, visual presentation, and oral
strategies to communicate technical problems and concepts to a
range of technical and non-technical audiences.
Compensation: $75,000.00/Yr. - $97,000.00/Yr.
From versatile health perks to new career opportunities, check out
our benefits on our careers website.
Employment is contingent on Successful completion of a
pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test. - provided by
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