Abile Headquarters

Network Operations Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
Posted Date 5 days ago(5/29/2020 8:36 AM)
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Information Technology


Abile Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Network Operations Engineer supporting an Intelligence Community Customer. 


The right candidate will possess the below skills and qualifications and be ready to handle all responsibilities independently and professionally.


  • We are seeking a Network Operations Engineer (NetOps Eng) to join our team in Greenbelt, MD. This position involves providing satellite network operations and engineering expertise for support of ongoing missions as well as upcoming new Human Space Flight (HSF) missions.


  • The HSF Team is responsible for the overall technical authority and technical responsibility providing engineering experience in support of the TDRS Space Network (SN) and Near Earth Network (NEN) Ground Stations operations; and network fault detection, isolation and recovery, in support for NASA’s HSF missions.

  • Knowledge of command and control center uplink and downlink operations.

  • Familiarity with developing test plans for communication networks and RF systems.

  • Working with mission customers and mission ops service providers

  • (network elements) to develop and execute mission operations plan

  • Familiar with developing briefing messages and operational status reports.

  • Provide input to and support Mission Operations Reviews

  • Schedule support of NEN Ground Stations

  • Provide SN scheduling support

  • Leading operations team during mission operations

  • Supporting any efforts to determine Root Cause and Corrective Actions (RCCA) for items affecting HSF network operations

  • Develop local operating procedures

  • Interfacing with customers and other project teams within the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with specific projects

  • Real time support of spacecraft operations

  • Analysis and refinement of on-orbit operations processes

  • Support SN and NEN systems, engineering development, testing, and flight operations

  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports


Clearance Required: This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship. 


Degree and Years of Experience: 

  • BS degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science or mathematics. In lieu of formal education, eight (8) years of directly related experience is allowable (an associate degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience).
  • 3 years of engineering experience.

*Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

Required Skills:

  • Additional related experience is a plus.
  • Experience and knowledge of NASA’s Human Space Flight Network and associated communication systems.
  • Prior experience in RF communications.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

About Abile Group, Inc.

Abile Group, Inc. was formed in July 2004 to partner with the Intelligence Community and their Contractors in the areas of Enterprise Analytics & Performance Management, IT & Systems Engineering and Program & Project Management. We have significant experience with the Federal Government and are an EDWOSB dedicated to our employees and clients.  We are looking for high performing employees who enjoy providing advice and guidance along with solutions development and implementation support, crafted by combining industry best practices with the clients’ subject matter experience and Abile’s breadth of expertise. 

EEO Statement

Abile Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or national origin.


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