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Peraton Corporation Database Engineer - Space Missions in Greenbelt, Maryland


We are seeking a Satellite Database Engineer in Greenbelt, MD to join our team at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, supporting the Omnibus Multidisciplinary Engineering Services II (OMES-II) contract.

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites. The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property.

This is an engineering position working with the Mission Operations Support team (MOST) on JPSS.


What you’ll do…

  • Become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the verification and validation of satellite databases to support the JPSS Mission Operations Support Team (MOST)

  • Support the MOST in meetings with vendors with regards to database contents

  • Coordinate with spacecraft, instrument, and ground system vendors as required

  • Provide support during database installation and testing of post deployment checkout

  • Coordinate with NASA I&T engineers to understand developments during spacecraft assembly

  • Interface with other spacecraft Subsystem SME’s as well as Spacecraft and Instrument SME’s for database feedback

  • Support the development of database-related software tools

  • Support other duties as assigned


You’d be a great fit if you have…

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years or more related experience; Masters and 2 years or more related experience

  • 2 years of Spacecraft subsystems or operations experience in operations or I&T

  • 2 years of experience/proficiency with tools/languages such as XML, Perl, etc

It’d be even better if you…

  • Have a demonstrated track record of working on Spacecraft subsystems

  • Have good team building skills

What you’ll get…

  • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching

  • Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing

  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Company-paid infertility treatments

  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities

  • The ability to influence major initiatives

SECURITY CLEARANCEThis position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

About Peraton

At Peraton, we’re at the forefront of delivering the next breakthrough in national security, every day. We’re the partner of choice to help solve some of the world’s most daunting challenges. How? By thinking differently. We’re not mired in the past. We look at all problems with fresh eyes. We look past the obvious to bring the best talent, tech, and ideas together to completely transform how problems are solved. So bring your unique ideas, your entrepreneurial spirit, and your drive to succeed. Get ready to be part of something bigger. Get ready to do the can’t be done.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Job LocationsUS-MD-Greenbelt

Posted Date1 day ago(9/16/2020 6:43 PM)

Requisition ID2020-9813

CategoryInformation Technology

Clearance StatusAbility to Obtain

Security ClearanceSecret

Mission AreaSpace