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Job #: R-00012820
Location: Houston, TX
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Flight Controller to join our team in our Houston, TX office at Johnson Space Center, in the Flight Operations Directorate's, International Liaison Office. The Flight Controller will serve as an International Space Station (ISS) Flight Controller, supporting Mission Operations from Mission Control Center (MCC) - Houston and MCC-Moscow. Duties will require successfully completing the Russian Segment Specialist and Russian Interface Officer training and skill certification process, along with obtaining and passing a Flight Controller Physical.

This position requires shift work (nights, weekends, and holidays). The candidate must be able to support international travel to Moscow, Russia, a minimum of 70 days, no more than 180 days, in a calendar year.

The candidate must demonstrate the abilities to:
  • maintain awareness of multiple technical situations and appropriately prioritize activities
  • understand nominal and off-nominal operations for a technical system and its interaction(s) with other systems
  • manage multiple issues at one time while still coming up with an integrated solution
  • interface with MCC-M / MCC-H flight controller on the understanding of each partner's elements and how they relate to each other
  • demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • plan, prioritize, and coordinate tasks and resolve issues within a team environment across multiple organizations
  • perform other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree, in Engineering (ABET), Mathematics, Physics, or in a similar field of study and a minimum of 8-12 years' experience.
  • Candidate should be a self-starter who excels in a dynamic environment that requires him/her to work effectively both alone or as part of a team. Candidate must be able to apply technical knowledge and operations concepts to exercise effective decision making and initiative in a real-time and fast-paced operational environment
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, technical, and administrative skills are mandatory. Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to plan, lead, and coordinate a wide range of tasks.


This position requires successful completion of a government background check before commencement of employment. If you are not a United States Citizen or Green Card holder, the background check could take 12 to 18 months to complete.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to read and speak the Russian language.


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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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