Orbital Safety Analyst

Vandenberg, CA
Full Time
Entry Level

Job Description:

Omitron is seeking candidates for an engineering operations position in orbital analysis, space defense and satellite collision avoidance. The engineer provides expertise to solve various operational orbital mechanics problems and to process data for orbit states and predictions. Coordinates and integrates relevant information and findings across multiple functional areas to develop and deliver products enabling customer situational awareness and decisions. Potential for broadening into other areas related to conjunction assessment, proximity operations and various technical tasks related to orbit analysis. Crew work or occasional work outside of normal duty hours may be required.

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This position requires a TS/SCI clearance.

Skill Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of orbital mechanics and astrodynamics.
  • Understanding of space object tracking sensors, networks and data.
  • Familiarity with Linux-based OS, Particularly Red Hat and/or Fedora
  • Familiarity with Space Force’s Astrodynamics Support Workstation software or similar tools.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of orbital mechanics and astrodynamics to operations, including orbit determination and maintenance, general and special perturbation-based data and formats, orbit decay, and orbital maneuvers for station keeping and change of station.
  • Understanding of space object tracking sensors, networks and data, including capabilities and limitations
  • Desirable - Experience in orbital or space science data and non-regular data message management
  • Ability to create short programs in Perl or other scripting languages to automate data processing.
  • Familiarity with Linux-based OS, particularly Red Hat or Fedora
  • Ability to apply orbital mechanics to real world problems. General understanding of methods of orbit determination and prediction, and use of orbital state data
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and be proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint).
  • Ability and willingness to multi-task, and be capable of applying innovative analysis in a dynamic work environments to solve customer problems.


Required Experience:

Five or more years of space-related experience involving Space Situational Awareness, satellite catalog maintenance, orbital analysis, and collision avoidance. Real-time analysis and solution of technical and operational problems is required for this position.


Required Degree:

Technical B.S. Degree in one or more of the following preferred: Aerospace or Engineering, Space Operations, Physics.

Security Clearance Requirements:

Candidate must possess active TS/SCI clearance

Employment with Omitron is contingent upon meeting and maintaining eligibility requirements


Job Location:

Dahgren, VA, or Vandenberg, CA

Benefits include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • HSA or FSA accounts
  • Company paid ST/LT Disability and AD&D insurance
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Leave and Sick Leave
  • 401k with company match
  • Supplemental Insurance options like AFLAC
  • Education Assistance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance

Company Overview

Welcome to Omitron! A quick background on us before getting into the fun stuff. Omitron is an Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology small business with locations all over the US. Our headquarters is located in Beltsville, Maryland with a regional office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and so many other locations we don’t have the space to list them all. We’ve been around for over 35 years since 1984 to be exact. Omitron has provided excellence in engineering services and product development to government and industry customers for both civilian and military programs and is recognized across the industry for that excellence.

Our motto is Ensure Mission Success. We recognize that outstanding people are the key to our success, so we take our time in selecting highly qualified and motivated individuals. We make sure to provide them with an environment necessary to stimulate and nurture continued growth.

To provide that environment, Omitron offers its employees competitive salaries, a full benefits package (that our employees rave about), and excellent career growth opportunities. Omitron also strives to foster a fun and welcoming work culture, the various offices often hold moral events (paintball anyone? Or how about a nice picnic?) in addition to holiday parties and the like.

Omitron is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. We strongly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. EEO/AA. E-Verify Participation.

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