Satellite Operator


Join our team at the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) Detachment Delta at Point Mugu, which operates, manages, and maintains critical communications satellite systems. We're looking for someone with great planning and scheduling skills, and an ability to quickly identify and solve technical problems. In addition to real-time, interactive command and telemetry activities for assigned spacecraft contacts, you'll be responsible for mission planning, checklist maintenance, and other essential tasks. Please note that this is a union position and your salary and benefits are pre-determined by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in force.

As part of our team, we'll count on you to:

• Perform telemetry, tracking, and control (TT&C) for assigned satellites

• Receive and process satellite telemetry and mission data

• Upload spacecraft commands and verify responses

• Monitor spacecraft performance and detect anomalies

• Monitor payload performance, including science instruments and instrument support subsystems

• Ensure that ground system network assets are available, functioning, and configured to support mission requirements

• Prepare status reports for NAVSOC management

. Requirements:

• Recent graduate with a degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, space operations, telecommunications, or another related degree program, preferred

• Technical training and experience in satellite communications and operation, electronics, telecommunications, IT, or another related field required in lieu of degree

• Knowledge of the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), preferred

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• An active SECRET security clearance, preferred

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



Full time
Salary Range
$37,000.00 - 79,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Naval Air Station Point Mugu, CA 93042, US