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Satellite Database Engineer
Job Location: Greenbelt, MD

Qwaltec is seeking a Satellite Database Engineer on the NASA GSMO II contract in support of the OSAM-1 program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The position is located in Greenbelt, MD.

The OSAM-1 mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Exploration and In-Space Services (NExIS) Projects Division managed mission. OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct SV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. NExIS is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

Become the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the verification and validation of satellite databases to support the Flight Operation Team (FOT).

Support the FOT in meetings with vendors with regards to database contents. This includes coordinating with spacecraft, instrument, and ground system vendors.

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 FOT throughout mission.

Be able to do shift work during mission.

Support other duties as assigned.


- Bachelor's degree and 5 years or more related experience; Masters and 3 years or more related experience.

- Must be able to pass a Government background investigation.

- Spacecraft subsystems or operations experience in operations or I&T.

- Previous experience/proficiency with tools/languages such as XML, Perl, etc.

- MS Office skills required.

About Qwaltec

Qwaltec is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) that specializes in space systems operations. We provide expertise in operations and engineering, mission readiness, technical training, and systems engineering for satellite mission control centers. Our vision is to make a difference on and off the planet, by focusing as much on our customers and team members as we do on the mission. We strive for excellence and accountability, and we do everything we can to exceed expectations while acting with integrity and compassion. We invest in relationships, and we value openness, honesty, and fairness in all our endeavors.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Qwaltec is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. For more information, visit



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