Mission Ops Technology Specialist

Los Angeles, California /
ABL Space Systems /
Corporate
We build rockets to launch small satellites

Our Company 
ABL Space Systems (ABL) was founded in 2017, by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley, to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. ABL is headquartered in El Segundo, California, where it has more than 30,000 square feet of facilities for research, development, and production. ABL is a privately-owned corporation backed by a premier group of investors.

Our Team 
We are a tight team with big goals. That means we need all handson deck. At ABL, every person takes ownership of their work, and understands how it impacts our mission. Accessing space doesn’t need to be expensive, complicated, or difficult, and we’re building the systems, CONOPS, and organization to prove it. Our team has come together to pursue mastery of our domains and build something bigger than ourselves. We are proud to serve the people pushing the frontiers of space technology. Our goals are ambitious. The work is challenging. We take a deep personal responsibility for everything we make. Driven by great people and greater talent, ABL is reimagining the next generation of space launches. 


When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

Mission Ops Technology Specialist
As a HazOps Communications Specialist, you will be responsible for performing for the design, installation, and maintenance of professional audio-visual systems and unified communications products deployed throughout ABL’s test sites, launch sites and home facilities. You will be driving the situational awareness capabilities of a diverse team all aligned towards one goal of launching rockets.  This includes supporting multiple Engineering Operators, Technicians, and other Hazardous Operations team members. We are looking for a HazOps Communications Specialist, who is self-motivated, enjoys solving diverse rapidly evolving scenarios, can work effectively with multiple groups in a fast-paced environment, and shares our passion for building. This is a role that contributes to ABL's goal of proving that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Maintain and manage communication infrastructure to data servers, networking hardware, IP devices, and IT systems
    • Assist in developing the architecture and build out the ABL infrastructure to support HD quality video
    • Develop and maintain high performance video streaming infrastructure and related technologies
    • Administer the network video recording system
    • Configure, develop, test and implement appropriate codec settings for live video streaming
    • Build and support the network systems (voice, video and data) including switches, routers and physical layer
    • Maintain inventory of cameras, communications intercom systems, and test and calibration equipment
    • Implement and upkeep of the sites video systems
    • Interface with and manage contractors on a varying basis
    • Install hardware in servers, racks, etc.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree, Equivalent Certificate, or Military experience in an audio/visual or radio communications field
    • Solid understanding of communications plans.
    • 3+ years of experience working with RF, IP, and VoIP based communications and video equipment.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
    • Knowledgeable in information technology systems, including PC-based computers, data servers, and networking.
    • Communication skills for relaying data (verbally and in-writing) between other employees and customers
    • Previous experience operating in a hazardous environment.
    • A strong passion for space exploration
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, create and drive projects to completion.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Experience with Riedel Communications equipment or similar product
    • Experience with Confluence and Jira
    • Experience building and Installing various types of cabling.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

    • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
    • End-to end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTS:

    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments.
    • Ability to lift items weighing 50lbs.
    • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in varying weather.
    • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in an office environment with varying amounts of travel being required.
ITAR REQUIREMENTS:
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
ABL Space Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with ABL Space Systems is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.