Mission Operations Engineer

True Anomaly

True Anomaly

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

A new space race has begun. True Anomaly seeks those with the talent and ambition to build innovative technology that solves the next generation of engineering, manufacturing, and operational challenges for space security and sustainability.


The peaceful use of space is essential for continued prosperity on Earth—from communications and finance to navigation and logistics. True Anomaly builds innovative technology at the intersection of spacecraft, software, and AI to enhance the capabilities of the U.S., its allies, and commercial partners. We safeguard global security by ensuring space access and sustainability for all.


  • Be the offset. We create asymmetric advantages with creativity and ingenuity
  • What would it take? We challenge assumptions to deliver ambitious results
  • It’s the people. Our team is our competitive advantage and we are better together


As part of the Force Development team, you will directly influence the design and implementation of unique mission assets and gain experience at every phase of the spacecraft program including design, launch, on-orbit test and checkout, mission execution, and customer engagement. The company culture is one of innovation and speed, so if you are looking for a place that allows you to reach your full potential, this is the job to consider.


  • Lead a small team of integration specialists, providing guidance, coaching, and performance feedback.
  • Bring together different software systems, hardware, tools, and technologies use in various operational functions to ensure they can communicate and share data seamlessly.
  • Integrate data sources from different departments or systems to provide a holistic view of the operations environment.
  • Align operational processes across different departments or teams to eliminate redundancies, reduce delays, and improve overall efficiency
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication between various teams that have their own goals and priorities but are working toward the same end-state
  • Ensure that resources are allocated and utilized optimally across the different Mission Operations sections preventing overutilization or waste
  • Integrate new processes, systems, or technologies into existing operations while minimizing disruption
  • Integrate new technologies or software to enhance operational capabilities
  • Identify potential risks and challenges associated with integrating various components, tools, and people


  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM or equivalent industry experience
  • Basic understanding of the space domain and orbital mechanics
  • Experience making decisions in high pressure environments


  • MS degree in STEM
  • Strong technical background in astrodynamics
  • Operational experience with rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO)
  • Strong project management skills to plan, execute, and oversee integration projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget
  • Strong problem-solving abilities to identify and resolve integration challenges and to troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Knowledge of change management principles and techniques to guide teams through transitions caused by integration efforts
  • Familiarity with tools used system integration and project management
  • Excellent communication skills to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, fostering collaboration and understanding
  • Effective collaboration with cross-functional teams, vendors, and external partners to ensure successful integration and alignment with team and strategic goals
  • Leadership skills to guide teams, manage conflicts, and facilitate decision-making during integration projects
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements, technologies, and business needs during the integration process
  • Ability to analyze data and information to make informed decisions and to identify opportunities for optimization

COMPENSATION: $150,000-$170,000


  • Ability to maintain or obtain a TS/SCI clearance
  • Schedule: Ability to work a rotating schedule
  • Work Location – On-site in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Work environment – the work environment; temperature, noise level, inside or outside, or other factors that will affect the person's working conditions while performing the job.
  • Physical demands – the physical demands of the job, including bending, sitting, lifting and driving.

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.

We value diversity of experience, knowledge, backgrounds and perspectives and harness these qualities to create extraordinary impact. True Anomaly is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity or related condition (including breastfeeding) or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.