Astronomical research facilities

Aerospace Engineer - Orbit Analyst
Location VA - Reston
Req # 3648
Minimum Clearance Required TS/SCI
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Centauri is seeking a mid-level Aerospace Engineer - Orbit Analyst to support one of our IC customers in Reston, VA.


  • Have a working knowledge of orbital mechanics to include experience with two-line element (TLE) sets and STK (or similar tool)
  • Works with the space intelligence community to identify priority objects for collection.  Will employ a blend of data sets to produce sensor tasking and then analyze and exploit collected sensor data. 
  • Excel at performing in a dynamic work environment that will be developing cutting edge space situational awareness (SSA) tactics, techniques, and procedures, in real time, to meet emerging DSC mission needs 

Required Qualifications:

  • We are looking for a mission and orbit analyst with 1 to 5 years’ experience in the field
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working satellite operations and/or Defensive Space Control (DSC)
  • Experience with tasking, collecting, and analyzing SSA sensor data provided by DoD, Intelligence Community, and/or commercial sensors is critical

Security Requirements: Active TS/SCI CI Poly security clearance required



  • • Immediate vesting in the 401k with a 10% company contribution
  • • Up to $7,500, per year for education reimbursement
  • • 10 holidays which you can float
  • • Competitive salary, generous sick and vacation time
  • • Flex-time and vacation sellback – Ask me about our Flexible Monthly Schedule.  It’s a life changer! 
  • • Stability; Job security – long term employment

Centauri is proud recipient of The Washington Post 2020 Top Workplace

Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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