EOS Deputy Operations Manager

    Greenbelt, MD

    Job Description


    EOS Deputy Operations Manager

    The EOS Deputy Operations Manager (EOS DOM) will support the Ground Systems and Mission Operations (GSMO2) Contract at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Earth Observing System (EOS) Flight Operations Team (FOT).

    The EOS DOM, under the direction of the EOS Operations Manager and reporting to the EOS FOT Manager, is responsible for oversight of the real-time spacecraft operations for the EOS spacecraft's, as well as introductory supervisory aspects of personnel management for all assigned direct reports.

    Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Directing the EOS Operations Team (EOS OCEs and Operations Engineers) activities including:
      • The health and safety evaluation of spacecraft subsystem performance
      • Completing daily load uplinks (Stored Command & Ephemeris/NAV loads)
      • Executing special commanding requests such as drag make up maneuvers or inclination maneuvers, as scheduled
      • Responding to out of limit conditions by taking pre-authorized action
      • Managing the onboard solid-state recorder and ensure that all science data is captured on the ground
      • Facilitate process improvements for EOS Operations
      • Assigning/Developing projects and tasks to improve operational efficiency, effort or accuracy in their daily tasks
      • New-hire training and certification
      • Update/Maintenance/Creation of spacecraft documentation (SOPs, R&Is, MIRs, etc) to maintain information to current level and disseminate information to other FOT stakeholders
      • Other, as required
    • Augment the operations expertise provided by the OCEs, Operations Engineers (OEs) and Planning & Scheduling (PAS), with broad operational knowledge and overall mission perspective. When appropriate, delegate technical and reporting and responsibilities to OCEs, OEs and PAS.
    • Coordinate with the Mission Directors, ESMO Management, FOT Management, Software Development and Ground System Engineering and other mission stakeholders to help maintain ground system hardware/software delivery schedule, negotiate Online operations resource contention and mitigate risks in performing ground system activities thereby ensuring safe operations for all missions.
    • Coordinate and perform hardware, software & interface tests as directed
    • As an FOT leader, ensure that we continue to deliver a quality product to our customer. Work in concert with the entire team to ensure that sound engineering and operations processes are practiced and continuously improved. Coordinate and collaborate with the other FOT leadership members to effectively and safely implement the EOS mission requirements.
    • Conduct supervisory aspects as assigned such as: personnel yearly goal objectives and performance assessments, personnel mentoring/development, timecard approval, company policy training and all other Honeywell and FOT management duties as assigned for all direct reports.
    • New-hire training and certification
    • Represent the EOS missions at routine, ad hoc, and other periodic meetings, including but not limited to:
    Mission Director Meeting (a.k.a. Top Ten)

    Ground System Activities

    Monthly Status Review

    Command Authorization Meetings

    FOT Automation Meeting

    FOT Configuration Control Board

    EMOS Configuration Control Board

    Discrepancy Review Board

    Root Cause and Corrective Action Review Board

    Annual Reviews

    Other, as required

    Education / Experience Required:
    • BS in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline
    • Minimum of 3 -5 years of spacecraft operations experience including spacecraft subsystem engineering experience
    Preferred Experience:
    • Previous EOS Flight Operations experience
    • EOS Tri-Mission OCE certification
    Scheduled Weekly Hours:

    Posting ID: 556644351Posted: 2020-05-21