Satellite Flight Controller 17-052

Location:Leesburg, VA
Benefits:Excellent Benefits on Day One!
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:255 - Satellite Development & Operations

The position supports real time operations, monitoring, and command and control of the Iridium satellite constellation at the Iridium Satellite Network Operations Center. Candidate will work alternating 12-hour shifts in a 24-hour multi-satellite operations environment.



  • Execute and perform telemetry verification of all satellite commanding performed in support of controlling the Iridium Satellite constellation.

  • Create, review, and execute real-time spacecraft commanding pass plans and coordinate their execution as part of routine operations and anomaly resolution activities.

  • Perform real-time satellite state of health evaluation, trending, and analysis for first level satellite sub-system engineering troubleshooting.

  • Conduct satellite software uploads and switchovers to the updated software, verifying the integrity of all products and commands loaded to the spacecraft

  • Support real-time anomaly investigation and resolution and follow established Fault Escalation policies and procedures.

  • Support process improvement initiatives by properly documenting all satellite events through the anomaly and issue reporting process, participating in procedure development and reviews.

  • Create accurate, timely, and descriptive satellite event logging for all satellite or system events.

  • Perform real-time commanding for the Block 1 and NEXT Satellites through COMET and InControl COTS products

  • Obtain qualification to perform Launch and Early Orbit Operations as a LEOP Flight controller.


All applicants must complete Iridium Satellite Flight Operations Specialist (FOS) certification. The certification process is a 6 - 9 month, average, combination of in-house classroom training and On-the-Job (OJT) apprenticeship culminating in formal job task demonstration and examination. The applicant must be proficient in the UNIX operating system, as well as standard PC usage and applications. Candidates should be highly motivated as they will be tasked with also learning and participating in the launch and early orbit operations for the Iridium NEXT constellation.

Experience/Education Requirements

Minimum of a BS in engineering or related technical area, or the equivalent work experience in a network operations or spacecraft operations environment.

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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