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Orbital Analyst

Slingshot Aerospace

Slingshot Aerospace

winchester, va, usa
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

What You’ll Do:

As an Orbital Analyst supporting Slingshot’s Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) initiatives, you will accelerate the security, safety, and sustainability of space via the curation, analysis, and provision of data products derived from the Slingshot Global Sensor Network (SGSN) and derived from third-party sensor networks.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical and orbital analysis support to our customers and support related training events

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams in conducting feasibility assessments in relation to customer space object tracking needs

  • Engage with our customers and other stakeholders to shape requirements and ensure successful outcomes for their mission-critical needs

  • Exercise Slingshot’s software using real-time and historical data, and perform quality assurance on its outputs (e.g. calibration activities)

  • Support ongoing and future transitions of Slingshot’s products and services to the SGSN, space operations centers, and other technology testbeds

  • Develop software and shell scripts to help automate, monitor, and enhance data processing related to space operations

  • Contribute your expertise and ideas to help shape our products and strategies

  • Prepare technical reports and briefing materials

  • Perform other duties as assigned (to be less than 10% of the responsibilities listed above)

  • Execute all position responsibilities in alignment with Slingshot’s core values, mission, and purpose


  • Must be eligible to obtain or maintain U.S. Government clearances

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's-level degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in orbital dynamics and satellite operations
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience reading and writing code in Python or other scripting languages
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

Preferred Skills

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience, including prior experience with the U.S. Space Force’s space surveillance and tracking software systems and orbital analysis tools
  • Knowledge of database management and experience with MongoDB or SQL
  • Previous experience taking ownership of data curation activities

*These skills are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. You don’t have to meet every qualification listed- if your skills are transferable and you meet the minimum requirements, we encourage you to apply.

Location: Remote, United States

Classification: Full-time Exempt

Annual Compensation: $95,000 - $145,000

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion are key to our success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for creating a safer, more connected world. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and we embrace individuality.