Orbital ATK Sr Vehicle Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sr Vehicle Engineer

Locations:Colorado Springs, CO

Categories: Engineering and Sciences


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Job ID:ETF20181605-45727

Sr Vehicle Engineer – Colorado Springs

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


Demonstrates in in-depth understanding of geosynchronous spacecraft systems and space vehicle operations. Monitors vehicle state of health across all subsystems. Performs short and long-term telemetry trending. Tracks space vehicle configuration, to include both hardware, software, and configurable item parameters. Has the ability to lead anomaly resolution efforts. Makes modifications to existing operations procedures to incorporate lessons learned from in-flight performance. Develops new procedures as required. Mentors newer members of the flight operations team. Verifies spacecraft commands before they are sent to the vehicle.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires BS & 4 years or Masters Degree & 2 years or equivalent combination of education & experience.

  • Requires a current TS/SCI clearance

  • Requires the ability to work nights and weekends in support of real-time satellite operations

  • Experience with real-time satellite operations is required

  • Experience with Linux desired, but not required

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:3-5 Years