Controller, Spacecraft Operations

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  • Operate spacecraft in accordance with approved procedures and the daily operations plan, always remain vigilant regarding data anomalies
  • Give dedicated attention to perform error-free spacecraft commands
  • Keep your knowledge up-to-date and have the awareness to escalate for assistance, when required
  • Continuously monitor spacecraft telemetry and alarm status and respond to alarms or anomalous conditions by following the documented procedures and using good judgement
  • Report any anomaly accurately and precisely in the spacecraft operations logbook
  • Perform tests as described and approved by the Engineering teams
  • Assist in the development of schedules, logs, forms, charts, graphs and other elements designed to provide thorough records of performance
  • Analyse data, reports and logs and propose recommendations for improving the way of working
  • Maximise transponder availability through effective communication of operational issues (ground or spacecraft) to the Network Operations teams
  • Work in a 24/7 shift cycle
    Work very closely with Engineering, Ground, Network and Customer Service personnel
  • Follow instructions and guidance from the senior staff and team leaders
  • Attend regular training sessions to tests for accreditation that the required level of knowledge has been attaint
  • Obtain accreditation as assigned to you by management
  • Train procedures on the Dynamic Spacecraft Simulator on a regular basis
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent level experience
  • Prior work experience in a technical environment
  • Computer literate (MS Office)
  • Track record in working autonomously and delivering on agreed standards
  • Technical knowledge in a related field
  • Driver’s license and personal car
  • This position requires the candidate to access controlled technical data subject to US export control laws.  Therefore, only candidates who are US citizens (by birth or naturalization), legal US permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), US nationals, asylees, refugees, other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, or who can otherwise meet federal export-control authorization requirements, are eligible


  • Transponder availability
  • Meet constellation operational constraints
  • Achieve certification level and maintain it


  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • Access to Microsoft Azure training suite
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programmes (varies by location)
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

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