• Operations Lead - Mission and Flight

    Location US-CA-Palo Alto
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Requisition #
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Job Category
    Systems Engineering
  • Overview

    Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more at noblis.org/about.


    Why work at a Noblis company?

    Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.


    Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.


    NASA Ames has an ongoing requirement for scientific research, application development, and deployment of advanced information systems technology.  This is a critical requirement to the NASA mission and other federal government projects.  Join the Noblis team and help NASA research, design and develop next generation technologies that will shape the future of air and space flight missions and operations. 


    Noblis is looking for qualified candidates to fill a Mission and Flight  Operations Lead position that will lead multiple teams of engineers and operations personnel in the areas of research, development, and deployment of tools and aircraft systems in support of NASA’s space, flight, test, and ground missions. The primary place of performance is Mountain View, CA but will support operational needs at neighboring facilities when required.  The Lead will directly report to the Program Manager. This position will provide leadership and direction to teams in the following areas:

    • Perform research in mission operations to include mission design/planning/operations, command planning and sequencing, spacecraft command and telemetry processing, spacecraft simulation testbed development and operation, ground system development, etc.
    • Build, update, and maintain vehicles and equipment for test





    Required Qualifications:

    • BS in a related field and 10 years related experience (or PhD and 5 years)
    • Proven leadership and management experience of multiple concurrent engineering teams
    • History of working within R&D environments and proven record of applying cutting edge science into missions and operations
    • Knowledge and proficiency of NASA research aircraft and aviation systems; Knowledge of NASA flight operations and test program methodology


    Desired Qualifications:

    • MS preferred
    • Pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine ratings
    • Experience working on NASA R&D efforts, flight operations systems, space operations systems, or ground operations systems
    • Recent publications in the operations and software research and engineering domain
    • Recognized thought leader with history of participating in industry events, conferences, and speaking panels


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