Mid-Level Orbital Analyst

Colorado Springs, CO
Full Time
Mid Level

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 orbital analysis.  This position may on occasion require some crew-based shift work.

US citizenship required /EEO/AA/E-Verify Participation
This position requires a TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly.

Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics and astrodynamics.
  • Understanding of space object tracking sensors, networks, and data, including capabilities and limitations.
  • 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.
  • Desirable - Experience in orbital or space science data and non-regular data message management.
  • Ability to create short programs in Perl, Python, or other scripting languages to automate data processing.
  • 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 environment 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. or M.S. degree in one or more of the following preferred: Aerospace or Engineering, Space Operations, Physics.

Security Clearance Requirements:

This position requires a TS/SCI clearance w/ CI Poly. 

Employment with Omitron is contingent upon meeting and maintaining eligibility requirements.

Location of Work:

National Space Defense Center, Schriever Space Force Base, CO

Salary Range:

$115,000 - $150,000



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