Planning and Simulation Engineer

  • Full Time
  • AEROSPACE
  • USA
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Company Details

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals.

About Us

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 by William “Red” Whittaker, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining. Astrobotic is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Astrobotic was selected by NASA in May 2019 for a $79.5 million contract to deliver a suite of NASA instruments to the Moon. This mission will see the Peregrine lunar lander return America to the Moon with 22 payloads representing 5 countries.

In June 2020, Astrobotic was selected for a $199.5 million contract to deliver the NASA VIPER rover to the lunar south pole onboard the Griffin lunar lander. This mission will enable NASA’s objective to map water ice on the lunar surface, which in turn supports NASA’s plans for crewed missions in 2024. As part of Astrobotic’s Planetary Landers Team, you will literally be creating history as we define the benchmark for commercial delivery of payloads to the Moon and beyond.

Job Description

Astrobotic Technology wants you to support the simulation, training, and mission planning efforts behind our multiple Lunar Lander missions.

Your responsibilities:

  • Support Peregrine and Griffin missions by outlining a plan for operator training and mission simulation efforts.
  • Support the continuing development of a simulation platform for both Peregrine and Griffin launch vehicles.
  • Write operations procedures for multiple lunar missions and develop mission timelines.
  • Perform a mission planning console operator role during our upcoming lunar lander missions (creating and updating event timelines, ground station support schedules, and payload activity schedules).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or higher in an Engineering or Space-related technical field (i.e. Aerospace Engineering, Astrodynamics, etc)
  • 4+ years experience in the space industry
  • Prior experience in the space industry with training, simulation, and/or mission planning role
  • Basic knowledge and development experience in one of the following: Python or LabVIEW
  • Space industry Mission Operations experience
  • Basic understanding of spacecraft subsystems (propulsion, power, thermal, communications, etc)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior console operator experience on spacecraft/satellite missions
  • Prior experience with nominal and contingency procedure development for space missions
  • Prior experience in a mission planning, simulation, or training role
  • Experience writing code for testing or simulation platforms in either Python or LabVIEW

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Tagged as: python, simulation, training, labview, mission planning, spacecraft subsystems, astrodynamics, space industry mission operations

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