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Controller, Spacecraft Operations 1 1

Requisition Number:  17475
Contract Type:  Permanent

Manassas, VA, US


(MANASSAS, VA - Onsite)


As our Controller, Spacecraft Operations, you will be responsible for: (this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Recommend updates to Controllers for operational procedures 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve ground and spacecraft sub-system anomalies
  • Maintain operation activity schedule, deconflict requests, and assure materials are available 
  • Monitor spacecraft telemetry data, transmit commands as required and perform ranging operations

Additionally, you will complete a training plan that will allow you to obtain your Spacecraft Controller Ground System accreditation!  You will also have the opportunity to obtain additional accreditations per subsystem.  If you'd like to be a be a valued member of a team controllers and analysts that lead the 24/7 operation of the GEO/MEO satellite fleet ensuring all planned activities are executed in a timely and safe manner, please keep reading to submit your application!




  • 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
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science/Engineering or similar
  • 2 to 4 years of work experience in telecommunications or a similar field 
  • Ability to work on 24/7 rotating shifts including days, nights, weekends, and public holidays 
  • Ability to work with short notice  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools


  • Moderate experience with satellite and/or ground systems
  • Experience with Python, C+, HTML/CSS/JS, or other programming language 


  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • 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



SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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