27 May 2016

Full-Time HP013 Operations Engineer

ADNET Systems, Inc – Posted by amartzadnetAnywhere

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Job Description

The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD is seeking an experienced Operations Engineer to support, maintain, and improve the full range of operations and performance verification/validation processes for the Fast Plasma Investigation (FPI) instrument.



  • Provide technical support to the MMS/FPI payload and its support equipment including: implementation and further development/refinement of operations; on-orbit verification of requirements; routine maintenance and continuity of operations; and anomaly tracking and resolution.
  • Develop MMS/FPI software systems to improve reliability, efficiency, and accuracy of end-to-end architecture and functionality.
  • Provide engineering support and data reduction to perform statistical and thematic trend analysis on MMS/FPI performance, proposing new methodologies to improve and/or maintain data quality.
  • Provide innovative solutions and continuous process improvements for MMS/FPI calibrations and data validation.
  • Document operation procedures, trends, anomaly resolution, and performance histories in a form that is presentable, sustainable, and offers clarity throughout the team.
  • Communicate with the FPI instrument and science team, and with MMS operations groups at GSFC, payload operations at SWRI, and science operations at LASP.
  • Comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations (NPR2190.1 and NPD 2190.1A.)
  • Conduct assigned duties in a manner consistent with the safety policies defined by the Laboratory. Report safety hazards, potentially hazardous situations, and close calls to the appropriate POC.


  • Bachelors degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent).
  • Minimum 7 years operations experience with other spacecraft missions and satellite subsystems, with on-orbit instrument operations preferred.
  • Understanding of NASA Systems Engineering process (NPR 7120.5) and experience with developing LOP’s consistent with this approach.
  • Skill and innovation in operational aspects of NASA mission subsystems, with knowledge of the MMS mission and its SOC being especially desirable.
  • Demonstrated programming skills, with proficiency utilizing Python, IDL, and the GSFC Common Data Format (CDF) being especially desirable.
  • Ability to develop specialized data products, statistical analyses, processes, and procedures as required supporting instrument performance V/V and anomaly investigation and resolution.
  • Demonstrated skill communicating professionally and effectively.
  • Ability and desire to gain:
  1. detailed knowledge of the design specifics, operational procedures, and anomaly resolution processes for the FPI instruments (DES, DIS, and IDPU).
  2. detailed knowledge of FPI flight operation systems, protocols, schedules, requirements and limitations, and the principles and history of the FPI operation macros and tables and their update/build/validation procedures.
  3. detailed knowledge of DES/DIS calibration challenges and procedures.


**This job is with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s SESDA 3 contract and therefore requires US citizenship or US Permanent Resident**


Join the NASA family.

Team ADNET brings over 25 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET has now expanded into Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

Team ADNET is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA’s vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET Systems, Inc. offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate.

Annual Leave/Sick Leave
Military and Family Emergency Leave
Paid Holidays
Swag Bags
Performance Bonuses
Medical and Dental Plans
Direct Deposit Payroll
401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
Tuition Reimbursement
In-house Seminars/Workshops/Classes

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