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Job #: R-00001538
Location: White Sands, NM
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

We are seeking a Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer to join our team at White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM. Leidos is part of Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) team that is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA's worldwide satellite communication networks. The Spacecraft Systems Engineer will join a team of engineers dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) fleet.

This position requires the ability to obtain a Secret clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • This position will be responsible for the following:
  • Perform daily monitoring and trending of TDRS spacecraft state-of-health data.
  • Develop procedures for performing spacecraft activities, including battery management, station-keeping maneuvers, and momentum unloads.
  • Lead spacecraft activities as a Test Conductor, providing engineering guidance to the Satellite Controllers.
  • Perform payload performance tests to verify the TDRS payload is meeting required specifications.
  • Analyze and identify spacecraft anomaly root causes, then plan and execute recovery actions.
  • As experience is gained, provide on-the-job training to peers.
  • Occasional work during nights or weekends is required when executing activities or anomaly recoveries.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Typical Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field and 5+ years of relative experience.
  • 1+ years of experience in digital signal processing.
  • This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Secret security clearance.
  • MS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
  • Proficiency with Systems Tool Kit, FreeFlyer, MATLAB, Python, or LabVIEW.
  • Previous spacecraft operations, design, or test experience.
  • Experience with spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, power sensors, and/or other RF equipment.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with peers and TDRS management.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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