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ISS Flight Controller - Integration & Systems Engineer (ISE)

Last updated: 2019-06-28
Valid to: 2019-07-24
Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Systems Engineer
United States
Job description

Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a qualified candidate to join our team in our Houston, TX office at Johnson Space Center, Flight Operations Directorate, Vehicle Integration and Daily Operations Branch. The ISS Flight Controller will support an integration/liaison function between Mission Control Center - Houston (MCC-H) and Visiting Vehicle control centers known as the Integration and Systems Engineer (ISE). ISE is responsible for integrating visiting vehicle and International Space Station (ISS) command and data flow. ISE represents the needs of the visiting vehicle control team with respect to ISS telemetry formats and select real-time planning functions.

HOURS: This position requires shift work (nights, weekends, and holidays).

SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires access to sensitive and proprietary information; only U.S. Citizens are eligible for consideration. Successful completion of a government background check is required before commencement of employment.

PHYSICAL : Passing and maintaining a Flight Controller Physical is required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS : Successful completion of the ISE training and skill certification process (~ 18-24 months).

Primary Responsibilities:
  • 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 Visiting Vehicle / MCC-H flight controllers on the understanding of each partner's elements and how they relate to each other
  • plan, prioritize, and coordinate tasks and resolve issues within a team environment across multiple organizations
  • perform other duties as assigned
  • Successfully completing the ISE training and skill certification process (~ 18-24 months)
  • Passing a Flight Controller Physical.

Typical Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree, in Engineering (ABET), Mathematics, Physics, or in a similar field of study, and 4 years' related experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, technical, and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, and coordinate a wide range of tasks.
  • Self-starter who excels in a dynamic environment that requires him/her to work effectively both alone or as part of a team.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and operations concepts to exercise effective decision making and initiative in a real-time and fast-paced operational environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working the Commercial Crew Program, Orion Program, Commercial Space Transportation (CST-100) and/or the International Space Station Program.

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