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Parsons Corporation Mission Planner (Ops Engineer) in Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Mission Planner/Operations Engineer (OE) to join our team! In this role you will get to support operations of experimental satellite systems. The OE will support Concept Exploration, Mission Readiness activities and Satellite Operations for unique, one-of-a-kind satellite systems at Kirtland AFB, NM in support of SSC’s Innovation & Prototyping Delta.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Responsible for participating in space mission Pre-Launch, Launch and Early On-orbit Checkout, and On-Orbit operations activities, to include participation in mission rehearsals and exercises.

  • Obtain certification as a space mission operations engineer on multiple experimental satellite missions.

  • Release satellite commands, directives, and other related information to the global Satellite Control Network (SCN), other Government, and/or commercial satellite operations organizations.

  • Conduct post-pass critiques with tracking stations and other network support centers as required during daily operations.

  • Provide evaluations of the ground system and network status, troubleshoot problems, participate in resolution activities, and document the problems.

  • Execute memograms or procedures to recover spacecraft or ground system from anomalies.

  • Perform daily updates of spacecraft activity logs and report contact statistics into a government-provided database.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of mission-specific documentation including procedures, on-console handbooks, support plans, Operations Directives (OD), test plans and anomaly response plans.

  • Assist in the development and validation of changes to mission operations requirements.

  • Evaluate proposed operations concept changes.

  • Perform testing activities under the guidance of a test lead.

  • Perform OE training as an instructor if so qualified.

  • Identify opportunities for system automation.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • H.S. diploma.

  • Current DoD Final Secret security clearance.

  • Proactivity in identifying and addressing challenges to include innovations that result in positive organizational impact.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.

  • Associate’s degree or higher.

  • Prior spacecraft operator experience or other technical system operator experience.

  • Ability to quickly connect in-person and in writing, and to actively listen and perceive the needs, values, or opinions of others.

  • Demonstrated leadership accomplishments professionally and personally.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:


This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$56,900.00 - $99,600.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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