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Job #: R-00001635
Location: Houston, TX
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Candidate will fill a Visiting Vehicle Officer (VVO) assignment within the ISS Flight Dynamics department in support of the IMOC II Contract at Johnson Space Center.

Members of the VVO group are responsible for coordinating and ensuring the safety for the rendezvous and departure of visiting vehicles with the International Space Station (ISS).

The group staffs the VVO console in Mission Control and up to three back room console positions during rendezvous and departure of the Russian vehicles, HTV, Dragon, Cygnus and commercial crew spacecraft.

This includes the development and maintenance of operations products such as flight rules, crew procedures, console procedures, and technical references.

The candidate would be responsible for coordinating with the ISS Program, International Partners, and commercial vendors on new vehicle design and operations.

The group also provides instructors for crew training in visiting vehicle rendezvous, proximity operations and orbital mechanics training as well as flight controller training.

The new candidate will be expected to certify in the flight control and instruction roles.

The candidate must be able to support a flexible workweek as some early morning, late evening, and weekend work may be required.

Travel is also required to coordinate with external partners.

This is an entry-level position.

Typically requires a BA degree and 0 - 2 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.

Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering (ABET).

Knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to real-time operations is essential.

Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, technical, and administrative skills are mandatory.

The candidate must be able to work in a dynamic environment that requires him/her to work effectively both alone or as part of a team.

The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to plan, lead, and coordinate a wide range of tasks.

The candidate must possess the ability and willingness to attain a front-room flight controller certification.

Previous experience in rendezvous trajectory analysis and operations, relative navigation sensors and systems, and spacecraft GN&C is highly desired.

The candidate will also be required to pass a standard flight controller physical examination, pass security clearances and be able to travel.

External Referral Bonus:

Potential for Telework:

Clearance Level Required:
Public Trust


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Aerospace Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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