Mission Operations Engineer (R0000210)

Houston, TX

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest, and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the Moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is a leading-edge space company. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of our mission supporting NASA various space programs.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history. 

Intuitive Machines is seeking a Mission Operations Engineer to coordinate multi-mission training and develop products for an integrated operations and engineering team.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and maintain procedures for multiple spacecraft subsystems and other mission elements (Lunar Landers, Surface Vehicles, Communication Satellites, Ground Network, Simulator Operations) 

  • Assist with identification of operational constraints from multiple integrated missions, including systems requirements, payload integration, and personnel/console team availability 

  • Participate in planning, scripting, and execution of training simulations to support Intuitive Machines flight controllers and engineers 

  • Provide mentorship and support of real-time operators to build and maintain effective operations teams across all IM programs 

  • Develop integration products including test plans, regulatory documentation, system architecture and design solutions as related to operations, interface definitions, mission timelines, and procedures and other mission elements (Lunar Landers, Surface Vehicles, Communication Satellites, Ground Network, Simulator Operations)  with a focus on training/pre-mission support 

  • Eligible to cross-train in real-time support positions as required 

  • Draft and maintain lessons and procedures for multiple spacecraft subsystems 

  • Assist with real-time operations

Required Education/Experience/Skills

Education:

B.S. in science/engineering or a related technical field

Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in real-time human or robotic spacecraft operations with focus in one of the following technical disciplines: 

  • Communications operations (scheduling of ground and relay assets, managing a spacecraft comm system and customers real-time)  

  • GNC/Trajectory operations  - Spacecraft core systems (C&DH, Power, Thermal, Life Support, Propulsion, etc.)  

  • Operations Planning

Communication:

Excellent verbal and written communication

Required Skills:

  • Use and editing of organized operations or mission timelines 

  • Planning and use of organized training scripts 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication  

  • Development and execution of both technical and team coordination procedures 

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, high stakes environment 

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Desired Skills

  • Flexibility and creativity to seek, create, and utilize operations and systems engineering practices that suit a lean and agile lunar operations company without sacrificing technical excellence and integrity 

  • Spacecraft integration and testing 

  • Development of spacecraft preliminary designs including architecture studies, design analyses and budgets, and systems requirements and specifications 

  • Experience translating design information and technical documentation into functional operations protocols, procedures, and mission sequences/timelines 

  • Experience with documentation and collaboration tools such as Confluence, Jira, MS Office (MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel)

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Intuitive Machines is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.   However, due to restrictions imposed through contracts supporting the U.S. Government, some positions require U.S. citizenship. Candidates for certain positions may be required to obtain a U.S. government security clearance.