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Posted by: Science Systems and Applications, Inc. on Aug 02, 2022


Hampton , VA

Job Description:

Science Systems And Applications Inc. (SSAI) is seeking an Instrument Engineer to support the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) project at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). The individual will join a team of engineers and scientists to support the instrument operation planning, commanding and related activities to operate the CERES instruments on Terra, Aqua, S-NPP and NOAA20 spacecrafts. The candidate will contribute to the development of procedures for performing special maneuvers to meet science objectives. He/she will also work on operations related documentation and support the development of various software tools to aid the monitoring of instruments.

Required Qualifications

BS in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace engineering, Physics or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Familiarity with Microsoft Operating System and MS Office software

Technical writing and verbal communication skills

Should be a US person (citizen/permanent resident)

Desired Qualifications

MS in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace engineering or Physics

Spaceflight Mission Operations experience

Spaceflight Instrument operations experience

Programming skills

Familiarity with Systems Tool Kit (STK)

EOE, including disability/vets

Pay Rate:


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About Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is a customer-centered and employee-focused science and technology company headquartered in Lanham, Maryland. We are a leading provider of scientific research and development (R&D), engineering, and information analytics services across the range of Earth and space science disciplines. We have a staff of highly qualified science, engineering, and IT professionals. Their activities range from cosmological studies to learn more about the birth of the universe to examining anthropogenic changes in Earth systems. Our personnel published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers every year. We have scientists in the field who support research operations around the world, and engineers in laboratories who are building and preparing the next generation of space-based instruments. Our IT staff specializes in high-performance computing, systems administration, and network security. We create and implement data systems and applications to manage, archive, and distribute critical data. Despite our diverse skill sets and backgrounds, one theme unites us all—a genuine passion for science and technology.

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