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Flight Dynamics Engineer

Location: Maryland
Position City: Rockville
Position State:
Position Zip Code: 20850
Country: United States


Our client is a privately-owned technological business group with an international presence.  Founded in 1984, they offer its solutions, services, and products in very diverse sectors:  Aeronautics, Banking and Finance, Space, Defense, Health, Security, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Telecommunications, and IT for Public Administration and large corporations.

They are currently seeking a Flight Dynamics Engineer in Rockville, Maryland.


The Flight Dynamics Engineer will be part of a geographically distributed team providing support for Flight Dynamics System (FDS) and Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) projects worldwide. The candidate will be involved in the design, development, validation, acceptance and support phases for different projects. These projects include Operational Flights Dynamics Systems for GEO/LEO/MEO satellites and constellations, and different Space Surveillance and Tracking projects covering space debris catalogue maintenance, collision assessment and operations support. 

Key responsibilities:

Analysis of technical documentation describing the mission requirements and concept of operations. 

Design, develop, validate and integrate new features within existing FDS & SST products. 

Participate in all project/product development life-cycle phases including gathering requirements, software design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance. 

Support project milestones, project reviews with customers and customer support activities. 

System deployment and test automation. 

Analysis, correction and validation of reported anomalies. 

Coordination with technical team and with client and satellite operators.


Junior MSC. Aerospace Engineer, Physics or Math Degree. 

Experience in astrodynamics, numerical analysis, statistics, and estimation theory. 

Competence in oral and written communications. 

Working knowledge of Linux/Unix, Windows and MS Office. 

Programming skills in both scripted (Tcl/Tk, Perl or Python) and compiled (C, C++, Fortran or JAVA) languages. 

US Citizenship or Permanent Resident as position requires access to export restricted material (ITAR/EAR).


Knowledge of satellite ground segment and operations.

Knowledge of space debris environment.

Knowledge of software engineering principle (design, testing, etc). 

Knowledge of configuration management (SVN/Git), databases (RDBMS and Non-RDBMS) and continuous integration (CI). 

Knowledge of web development. 

Working knowledge of Spanish language.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

Our Client will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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