Manager, Flight Dynamics Operations

Req ID:  28941
Travel:  Less than 20%

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 7 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education/experience not considered


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled




Your role in helping us shape the future:


You will play a vital role in managing the Flight Dynamic function of Intelsat’s fleet of satellites, applying Intelsat best practice concept of operations for daily operations and delivery of orbital products

Are you up to the challenge?


  • Lead and manage the Flight Dynamic staff to provide guidance to ensure safe and efficient operations of the satellite fleet.
  • Resolve and follow up on issues related to the FDS operations and delivery of FDS products.
  • Ensure FDS staff are familiar with the concept of operations, procedure and processes.
  • Coordinate FDS operations related issues with customers, vendors, control center, satellite engineering and IT.
  • Interface with customers and vendors relating to FDS operation issues
  • Establish operational objectives and assignments, and delegate assignments to staff.
  • Provide leadership to look for ways to streamline and improve operation efficiencies and accuracies.
  • Perform all managerial and leadership functions required of an Intelsat manager, including but not limited to: timecard approval; goal development; performance and rewards management; and coaching and mentoring.

Can you drive these processes?


  • Provide regular reports to Intelsat management on the technical and programmatic of the fleet status, including anomaly status, operation issues, project and activities status and scheduling, staff assignments, on-going activities and concerns.
  • Coordinate long term spacecraft capacity and risk assessments with Intelsat management and customer interface groups.
  • Foster and lead the development of process improvements that reduce operational risks such as methodologies and software tools and to improve status assessments and responses.
  • Assist Intelsat management in forward looking planning including staffing requirements, software specifications, flight systems integrations and continue CONOPS improvements.
  • Establish processes to mentor, coach and develop new additions and existing members of the engineering staff.
  • Expand staff skills and knowledge base by promoting cross training and assignments while acknowledging and balancing individual strengths and interests.


You should definitely have:


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • Experience in formulating FDS concept of operations, procedure and processes.
  • Previous responsibilities in managing FDS product generation rand delivery.
  • Previous leadership and people management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in interfacing with customers on FDS related matters
  • Experience in working on different FDS and real time ground systems on different operating systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in orbital mechanics theory and application to ground operations.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work in a fast-paced multi-task environment and priority setting.
  • Must be able to work autonomously and independently.
  • Must have good communication skills required including the ability to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Takes initiative to develop and expand job knowledge.
  • Willingness to learn and comply with process, procedures and policies.
  • Ability to work with people and promote collaborative work culture.


It would be nice if you had:


  • Knowledge in Web based tools and experience in designing automation utilities is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in continue process improvement is highly desired.


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

  • We emphasize personal and professional growth
  • Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture
    Other Job Info:
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.


  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC