Space Network Operations Manager

Leidos

4.1

(20)

Webster, TX

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  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
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  • Leidos offers programs to help employees prepare for over 95 industry-standard professional and technical certifications.
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    Position summary

    Manage the operational configuration of the ground network data and communications systems to ensure readiness for various missions, simulations, and test activities.

    • Be available 24/7 for personnel supporting these networks globally during real-time operations.

    • Develop and execute procedures to monitor, control, and direct ground systems resources for test, simulation, or mission operations objectives, including direct interaction with operations, maintenance, and sustaining engineering.

    • Configure and manage the ground data systems/communications.

    • Ensure the availability and operability of connectivity to ground data facilities and all inter-center interfaces to/from:

      • External Partner Control Centers
      • Visiting Vehicle Control Centers
      • Payload Operations Control Center
      • NASA Centers, Ground Network stations, and facilities
      • NASA Space Network terminals
      • Department of Defense C-band Radar tracking network stations and control center
      • Spacecraft launch and landing facilities
    • Establish and maintain technical competency and cognizance of control center systems, support plans, problems, and resolution status. Participate in the training and certification process, continually receiving training on new systems, capabilities, and missions/increments, and provide knowledge transfer training to peers.

    • Coordinate, control, monitor, and ensure the integrity of the configuration, distribution, and operations of all data communications equipment (physical and cloud-based) and their interfaces to MCC and as needed between International Partners, ISS network, internal and external users (e.g., Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), European Space Agency (ESA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

    • Ensure continuity, availability, and integrity of distribution systems required for International Space Station (ISS) real-time mission, simulations, and test activities, including visiting vehicles.

    • Rotate between all shifts and work weekends and holidays on a periodic basis.

    • Coordinate, control, and monitor the configuration and operation of all LAN/WAN, data communications circuits, and equipment between JSC, GSFC, GN/SN, KSC, DSN, and MSFC during ISS mission, simulations, and test support.

    • Initiate activities and configure equipment for use in accordance with operational schedules.

    • Participate, update, and generate inputs to documentation reviews, including Mission Operations Handbook (MOH), Flight Control Operations Handbook (FCOH), NOC Local Operating Procedures, etc.

    • Serve as a technical representative at technical meetings, conferences, or working groups related to maintaining or updating a flight-ready system, and provide technical presentations when required.

    • Participate in the training of NOC trainees in assigned areas of the Network Operations Controller Training and Certification Plan.

    • Identify data communications equipment and circuit problems, initiate and lead fault isolation efforts until resolution.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

    • 5+ years of experience designing, developing, operating, and maintaining space to ground networks.

    • Experience with Ground Network/Space Network digital communications; Satellite or Ground Communications Technical Control Facility maintenance or operations, or other related digital communications operational disciplines. Responsible for the ground systems infrastructure and ground communications necessary to perform planning, training, testing, and execution.

    • Experience with:

      • Spacecraft ground processing systems
      • Telemetry, command, or trajectory data systems
      • Spacecraft simulator systems
      • Space-to-ground communication systems
      • Large network data transport systems
      • International Space Station communication systems
    • Strong decision-making and problem-resolution capabilities

    • Demonstrate good PC skills and familiarity with networks

    • Flexible and dynamic work schedule

    • Team-oriented

    • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills

    • Excellent project management skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience supporting space mission operations and / or space mission ground stations

    • Experience with hardware and software testing

    • Real-time operations

    • ICDs - Interface Control Documents

    • Integration and verification

    • Ground Station hardware

    • Base Band units (BBUs)

    • AWS Cloud Infrastructure

    • RF Systems

    • Mission Control Center Systems

    • Experience with NASA missions

    Original Posting Date:
    2024-07-05
    While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

    Pay Range:
    Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

    The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

    Why you should apply for a job to Leidos:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
  • 70% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 85% would recommend this company to other women
  • 85% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Our Women’s Network is one of nine employee resources groups that provides support for onboarding, networking & professional development.
  • Leidos offers programs to help employees prepare for over 95 industry-standard professional and technical certifications.
  • Leidos offers a voluntary well–being benefit program to help support employees on their personal wellness journey and earn rewards.