DISH Network L.L.C.

  • Flight Dynamics Engineer

    Location US-WY-Cheyenne | US-AZ-Gilbert
    Job ID
    Spacecraft/Satellite Engineering
  • Summary

    Dish Spacecraft Operations is looking for an experienced Flight Dynamics Engineer who will plan, support, execute, and oversee flight dynamics and spacecraft subsystem operations.  This position is available in Gilbert, AZ or Cheyenne, WY.


    Operations to include spacecraft commanding and station-keeping activities according to scheduled and dynamic operational requirements; perform trending and analysis of spacecraft health data, prepare reports, and communicate status of spacecraft, projects, and operational activities to all levels of the organization while focusing on customer service; conduct and manage activities to increase team and personal job skills and professional knowledge.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Primary Responsibilities: 

    • Oversee, plan, execute, and monitor spacecraft maneuvers. Perform maneuver reconstruction, orbit determination, and develop long-term operating strategies.  Direct the planning and execution of spacecraft orbital relocation operations, as necessary.
    • Evaluate spacecraft performance and troubleshoot operation of all spacecraft subsystems to optimize quality of service and extend spacecraft mission life.
    • Investigate and analyze short and long-term spacecraft performance trends. Manage and approve criteria used for monitoring all spacecraft subsystems.
    • Perform 24x7 on-call operations on a rotating basis. Respond to anomalies and provide initial direction to controllers.  Initiate and lead anomaly resolution efforts.
    • Manage, evaluate quality, and optimize spacecraft procedures, tools, and the processes needed for efficient execution of operational activities.
    • Apply experience and professional judgment to evaluate, create, and implement innovative strategies to support dynamic operational needs.
    • Conceptualize, develop, and review new processes, methods, scripts, and other tools used by both the engineering and operations teams.
    • Support development efforts on new spacecraft. Analyze design review documentation to verify operational requirements are satisfied.  Participate in ground testing of new spacecraft, support launch and orbit-raising operations, and manage in-orbit test and evaluation activities.

     Other Duties to Include: 

    • Plan, coordinate, and implement engineering activities and schedules to support controller, management, and corporate requirements
    • Provide direction and support to spacecraft controllers during operational activities
    • Re-enforce situational awareness of spacecraft operational activities, broadcast operations, company objectives, and advances in the space and broadcast media industry
    • Facilitate and guide professional and technical development of junior team members
    • Research, develop, and present advanced training materials to meet team and organization requirements

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    Basic Requirements: 

    • Bachelor's degree (BS) in engineering or physics from an accredited 4-year college or university
    • 5 to 8 years of flight dynamics and spacecraft operations experience
    • Must be U.S. person (e.g., U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident) as position requires access to U.S. export restricted materials
    • Ability to fulfill a 24x7 on-call rotation and respond onsite within 30 minutes 

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Flight dynamics and operations experience with Space Systems Loral FS1300 or Lockheed Martin A2100 spacecraft highly desired
    • Experience with KRATOS EPOCH TT&C / OASYS, MATLAB, and AGI STK software a plus
    • General or specialized knowledge of one or more of the following spacecraft systems and subsystems: Attitude, Propulsion, Power, Data Handling, Thermal, Mechanism, TT&C, and Payload
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business periodicals, technical procedures, or government policy. Able to write reports, correspondence, and operations procedures
    • Attention to detail, pro-active and confident personality with good communication skills
    • Able to work in a multi-team environment
    • Comfortable presenting information and responding to questions from managers, corporate executives, and customers



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