ManTech Spacecraft Operations Engineer in Chantilly, Virginia

Entering ManTech s 50th year, we hold the distinct honor of being named a “Top 100 Global Technology Company by Thomson Reuters. We have earned this and many other accolades over the years for our dedication to serving the missions of our nation s most important customers: U.S. Intelligence, Defense and Federal Civilian agencies. All know us as a trusted partner offering best-in-class solutions in cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, and systems and software engineering tailored to meet their specific requirements.

Become an integral part of a diverse team in the Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group. Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, mission oriented Spacecraft Operations Engineer, in the Chantilly, VA area, with strong Customer relationships. At ManTech, you will help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

The IOS Division provides mission solutions to a wide range of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. This division consists of a team of technical leaders that deliver advanced technical solutions to government organizations. Our customers have high standards, are technically adept, and use our products daily to support their mission of protecting national security. Our contributions to our customer s success is driving our growth.

A qualified candidate will possess knowledge and experience in the following:

•Experience with all aspects of spacecraft command & control.

•Expertise in leading testing, verification & validation, and CONOPS efforts.

•Experience with NRO and DoD communications architectures and timelines.

•Experience with communicating advanced concepts in written and oral communications to all levels of Government .

•Familiarity with space control concepts, MPOPS (or IPS).

•Ability to support both the acquisition of and risk reduction for novel payloads, operational courses of action, and anomaly resolution.

•Ability to work independently in pursuit of customer objectives both within the NRO and with external mission partners.

•Ability to support multiple programs simultaneously to convey and convince strategic partners about investment and implementation plans.

•Ability to think creatively in pursuit of customer near-term objectives with near-term timelines.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Support the planning, testing and demonstration of space systems and subsystems.

•Support the development and integration of advanced processing algorithms using data from prototype demonstrations.

•Evaluate testing methodology and techniques to improve the development of Enterprise and resiliency concepts.

•Assist in the development of a demonstration roadmap for the Enterprise.

•Analyze and recommend alternative testing methods and concepts to achieve near-term objectives for high profile missions.

Security Clearance Requirement:

Active/current TS/SCI with CI Polygraph is required.


Position Requirements:

•B.Sc. in Engineering, Physics, or related discipline (M.S. is preferred). Extensive government systems engineering experience and/or industry experience may compensate for advanced degrees.

•3-5+ years of system engineering experience in IC or DOD satellite or space surveillance programs.

•3-5+ years of experience in engineering development, integration, testing and/or V&V of space surveillance systems or subsystems is strongly preferred.

•Effective interpersonal skills, ability to coordinate and manage planning activities with multiple contractors.

•Strong briefing and written communications skills.

•Occasional travel within CONUS.

•Strong working knowledge of MS Office products.


Equivalent Experience/Education, Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience

07-09 years w/Bachelors Degree

Position Type





For more than 40 years, ManTech employees have been solving complex problems for the national security community. We are comprised of approximately 10,000 talented employees around the world. We adhere to the simple, no-nonsense values on which ManTech was founded more than four decades ago, aligning squarely with the mission objectives of our customers. As our customer base continues to expand and diversify, we continue to diversify our workforce and solutions. Half our employees have a military background, and more than 70 percent hold a government security clearance. As a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions for the nation's defense, security, space, and intelligence communities; we hold nearly 1,000 active contracts with more than 40 different government agencies.

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