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Specialist, Satellite and Ground System Operator (Secret)

Schriever AFB, Colorado

Job ID 9508
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Specialist, System Engineer – Satellite and Ground System Operator

Job Code: 9508

Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO (Schriever SFB, CO)

Job Description:

L3Harris is looking for an experienced Satellite and Ground System Operator to join our team and perform real-time satellite operations supporting a program in the Missile Defense Agency at Schriever SFB, CO. This program falls within the Space Defense Solutions portfolio in the Space Superiority division in Colorado Springs. The operator is responsible for configuring the network ground system, perform troubleshooting actions in response to ground system anomalies and satellite anomalies, and perform overall command and control of satellite operations.

Essential Functions:

  • Configure satellite ground system and network supporting satellite operations.
  • Perform satellite telemetry, tracking, and commanding functions.
  • Troubleshooting and solving network and ground system issues
  • Ability to work 24/7 schedule on operational floor including coordinating schedules and addressing backup coverage as necessary.
  • Assist with development of training material and training of ground and satellite operators.
  • Assist with development of operational procedures and checklists to support satellite operations.
  • Provide operational inputs to engineer and test teams.
  • Operations support includes attending Daily Operations Stand-up meetings, shift changeover meetings, inputs to monthly in-progress reviews.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work in a dynamic environment.


  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Requires proficient knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior related experience.
  • Experience as a Satellite Systems or Ground System Operator to include telemetry, tracking and commanding

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role in Colorado is $74,000 - $138,000. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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