Eutelsat OneWeb


London, UK or Tysons, VA



Flight Dynamics Engineer

Flight Dynamics Engineer

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Be part of a new era in communications, transforming connectivity with Eutelsat Group – the world’s first GEO-LEO integrated global satellite operator.

As a global leader in satellite communications, we provide infinite connectivity, broadcasting television channels and packages, transmitting news reports, provide wholesale broadband Internet access services.

With Eutelsat Group You’ll Get To:

  • Pioneer the future of Space Technology
  • Bring connectivity to remote frontiers
  • Collaborate with customer-centric experts
  • Embrace cultural diversity in our global team

Where your skills ignite opportunities & you will elevate your skills in a stretching, rewarding, and meaningful environment. At Eutelsat Group, we’re united by inclusion and diversity, striving for gender balance and social responsibility, on Earth and in Space.

Who You Are: You’re passionate about satellite communications and are a self-starter who enjoys technical analysis and tactical mission support.  You’re agile and love the nitty gritty.  You read, learn, examine, and are full of ideas.  You’re sparked by a fast pace and new challenges. You want to make a real difference in the world by joining us on our mission to be the most trusted partner for GEO-LEO global satellite connectivity, finally bridging the digital divide.

Join us today because connecting your world changes everything.

What You’ll Do:

The FD engineer will work according to the shift schedule within the FDE team and report to the FDE manager. He/She will report to the on-shift Mission Director (MD) when on-shift. The Flight Dynamics team provides 24/7 flight dynamics operation support. The FD Engineer must balance the technical requirements of performing flight dynamics analysis with the real-time mission support.

  • Support system readiness, planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation for all phases of spacecraft lifetime; from launch to mission to de-orbit
  • Configure, operate, troubleshoot, and resolve issues in the Flight Dynamics operations applications software
  • Perform on-console Flight Dynamics operations in a shift environment
  • Provide approvals and dispositions for high-importance Flight Dynamics items (such as Evasive Action planning)
  • Monitor the Flight Dynamics application software processes: Orbit Determination, Maneuver Planning, Trajectory Planning, Attitude Planning, Evasive Action planning, and others
  • Generate and verify maneuver plans and assess thruster performance
  • Develop, and maintain Flight Dynamics operational procedures

What it Takes:

  • Minimum BS in Aerospace Engineering, Math, Physics, or other relevant Engineering field
  • Experience in satellite navigation, orbit determination, maneuver, attitude and trajectory planning
  • Experience with:
  • Orbit analysis tools, e.g., GMAT, OREKIT, STK, FreeFlyer
  • One or more of the following: Java, Python
  • Unix/Linux OS based systems
  • Ability to work in an environment with rapidly changing mission/system requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take ownership of all aspects of job and take initiative
  • Excellent oral and written skills and communication skills is essential

What We’d Love:

  • Flight Dynamics Experience
  • Operations experience with multi-satellite LEO constellation operations
  • Professional work experience in LEO satellite navigation, orbit determination, maneuver, attitude and trajectory planning

Where You’ll Be: Satellite Operations Center in London, UK or McLean, Virginia

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