At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the sea bed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is seeking an Associate Spacecraft Operation

Mid-Level Spacecraft Operations Support Analyst

Boeing Company • 
Springfield, Virginia, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the sea bed to outer space, you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future with us.

The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is seeking an Associate Spacecraft Operations Support Analyst to join their team in Springfield, Virginia. The candidate will work at a spacecraft ground station as part of a Mission Operations team. The Command and Control Engineering team is responsible for all aspects of spacecraft operations and maintenance.


Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for all aspects of spacecraft operations, including mission planning and/or monitoring and trending the on-orbit spacecraft telemetry looking for adverse trends that could affect operations, as well as planning and execution of all required spacecraft and ground system maintenance and recovery from spacecraft anomalies.  This also includes ensuring the integrity of the ground system and operational software to maintain command and control. 
  • Coordinate with external groups on current and future ground system testing and integration; spacecraft launch, transfer and initialization (LT&I); as well as participate in war rooms in support of anomaly resolutions.
  • Analyze technical data, verify and sustain specific system configurations in accordance with defined constraints and operational requirements.
  • Coordinate with management and peers to ensure the integrity and continuity of high quality operational products including procedures, tools, detailed event logging, training material and system configuration.
  • Create and collaborate on process improvements that aim to increase operational efficiency, for example, by developing new software tools, creating new operational procedures and increasing system automation.

Work Authorization:

This position requires an active Top Secret / SCI U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.) 

Ability to obtain CI Polygraph Pre-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • More than 1 year of experience in a technical or engineering field (typically acquired through various certifications, technical work experience, apprenticeships, technical coursework, and/or military experience).
  • Ability to complete a certification program.  The candidate will be provided specialized training (combination self-study, in-class training, and on-the-job (OTJ) training) in order to learn the necessary skills related to the ground and spacecraft configuration management allowing them to obtain the necessary certifications required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience reading and interpreting technical data
  • Experience working directly with aerospace vehicles
  • Experience working with space and/or antenna systems
  • Experience working with ground communication networks 
  • Completed CI or Full Scope Polygraph

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years related work experience, 9 years related work experience, etc.).

Variable Shift:

Must be willing to work variable shifts, including weekends and overtime. This position may require working a variety of fluctuating schedules (to include 24x7).  The shifts would be rotating shifts which include working days, nights, weekends and/or holidays.

This position offers Relocation based on candidate eligibility

This position offers Referral Bonus for accepted candidates who have a TS Clearance AND an adjudicated CI or FS polygraph already.

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

All information provided will be checked and may be verified

Please apply ASAP for this role as recruitment may close before end date.

Job Requirements:
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Job Ident #: 00000180071
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