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Principal Satellite Network Monitor

Northrop Grumman
Colorado, United States

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems is seeking a Principal Satellite Network Monitor familiar with Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) mission requirements. Located at Schriever AFB, CO, the selected candidate will be part of the STSS on-orbit operations crew.

Primary duties as a member of the operations crew will consist of:

Participate in the technical direction, coordination and management of spacecraft, payload, and ground systems support to STSS flight operations
Provide day-to-day expertise monitoring spacecraft bus health and ground system status
Execute spacecraft commanding/ground perform files, procedures, memograms, and operations alerts
Coordinate with Test Conductor for payload and spacecraft subsystem related activities
Review, incorporate, and execute AFSCN (Air Force Satellite Control Network) contacts for mission flight operations
Review pass plans for accuracy
Perform schedule change actions as necessary
Perform validation checks prior to command execution
Perform pre-pass checks using AFSCN Remote Tracking Stations (RTS)
Ensure successful transmission of commands and receipt of telemetry
Assess system state of health and trending of satellite parameters
Implement satellite safing procedures, as required
Coordinate activities with mission planners and system test team
Participate in operations test activities and MDA test events
Perform post-pass data archival
Troubleshoot satellite and ground system anomalies and recommend recovery actions

This position requires working a rotating shift schedule in support of 24/7 flight operations.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science with 5 years relevant space operations experience,
OR Master of Science with 3 years of space operations experience
OR 9 years relevant space operations experience in lieu of degree
Background in space surveillance missions
Knowledge of Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) operations
Experience in satellite systems command and control operations
Willing and able to work a rotating shift schedule in support of 24/7 flight operations.
DoD Interim Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Active (in-scope) DoD Secret security clearance or higher

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