Satellite Operations Specialist

Colorado Springs, CO
United States

Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes TS/SCI with SSBI less than 5 yea
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

LinQuest is seeking a Satellite Operations Specialist to join our team in Colorado Springs, CO. Initial training for this position will take place in Albuquerque, NM, which will take 3 to 6 months.


  • You will function as a Satellite Operations Engineer and perform real-time satellite contacts, configuring command and control ground equipment during pre-pass, pass and post-pass periods
  • You will support system readiness, planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation for satellite launch and early orbit operations, on-orbit operations, and end-of-life retirement and disposal
  • Perform mission and pre-pass planning, scheduling, data trending and analysis, real-time operations, and spacecraft anomaly resolution.
  • Establishment, implementation, and maintenance of standardized operating procedures
  • Conflict resolution to support the acquisition, tracking, commanding, control, and telemetry data acquisition for space vehicles
  • Mission data reduction and analysis and data delivery to the customers
  • Operational transition of satellites to different ground support complexes as required
  • You will develop automated operations procedures and tools
  • Implementation of anomaly response plans including participation in tiger-team discussions, recovery actions proposal and evaluation, implementation of approved solutions and anomaly report generation
  • Accomplishment of long-term trending of vehicle telemetry and notification to the government of these trends that indicate potential vehicle problems
  • Real-time evaluation of spacecraft, payload, and ground systems status in accordance with established mission requirements
  • Initial troubleshooting of operational problems, assisting in determination of root causes, documentation of these problems, and participates in corrective and prevention activities
  • Position will require shift work or support during offshift hours
  • Ability to use Microsoft products
  • Ability to use COTS software products
  • Ability to be an effective team member
  • Ability to present briefings, discuss and coordinate problems and recommend solutions
  • Requires real-time problem solving skills and ability to follow procedures, checklists and contingency plans
  • Associates Degree in technical field or equivalent experience; Bachelor's Degree in technical field preferred (Engineering, Math, Physics, Computer Science, etc.)
  • 2 years previous work with satellite and/or payload operations, scheduling, deconfliction and mission planning
  • US Citizenship and active DoD TS/SCI Clearance is required to be considered for this position

Preferred Experience:

  • Ability to script and program (Perl, C#, others)
  • Experience operating multiple satellite families in different orbits (LEO, HEO, GEO)
  • Familiarity with AFSCN and TDRSS
  • TS/SCI with SSBI less than 5 years old and SCI eligibility preferred