Flight Controller

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado is encouraging applications for a spacecraft systems engineer/operator to develop and operate state‐of‐the‐art space mission systems for present and upcoming NASA space science projects. This individual will work closely with scientists, engineers, and other space system mission operators in the development, operation, and maintenance of spacecraft mission operations.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP is one of the top space science research institutes in the country with facilities in Boulder, Colorado employing approximately 500 scientists, engineers, support personnel, and students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Develop scripts and maintain procedures for testing and mission operations.
  • Conduct real time spacecraft/satellite/instrument flight operations.
  • Assist with the integration and functional test of the flight and ground segments of the mission.
  • Troubleshoot and investigate mission anomalies.
  • Troubleshoot problems with operations systems.
  • Utilize system software to accomplish all payload control tasks and recommend improvements.
  • Analyze and validate software functions to meet specific mission requirements.
  • Perform routine trend analysis on spacecraft telemetry.

What You Should Know

  • Due to U.S. Export Control Requirements, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.
  • Support on-call operations during off-hours (nights, holidays, and weekends) as needed.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, computer science, a physical science, or related field.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Ability to perform basic programming tasks such as writing scripts, shell scripting.
  • Experience working in and leading small teams.
  • Knowledge of spacecraft operations.
  • Knowledge of UNIX/LINUX.
  • Knowledge of computer programming/software.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in spacecraft/space instrument engineering or operations.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

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