Cosmic AES Job Openings

Orbital Analyst II

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

About Cosmic AES

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  As a company focused on cutting-edge development, Cosmic AES delivers powerful, adaptable solutions leveraging existing non-proprietary technologies to meet our customers' mission needs and objectives. Our management philosophy of a flat innovative company utilizing Agile Development and the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for development allows us to quickly adapt to customer needs and the changing DoD mission environment. Cosmic AES invites you to become part of our family of groundbreaking engineers with a passion for conquering the nations’ toughest challenges.

Position Description

Cosmic AES is looking for an Orbital Analyst to support the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SY). SMC/SY equips the joint warfighter with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. The directorate executes cradle to grave responsibility for weapon system development, fielding, and sustainment.  The candidate will support the Space Test and Training Range (STTR) program.  The STTR ensures safe and secure operations and provides its customers with realistic space environment to support test, training, and exercise activities. As such, the position will be responsible for the modeling & simulation, and proposals of advanced architectures and concepts for on-orbit payloads to the customer.  This position will be part of a fast-paced team conducting prototype development for space-based demonstration payloads. 

Job Duties 

  • Support to on-orbit payload design, analysis, development, testing, and delivery.

  • Orbit Determination, covariance analysis, space object maneuver detection, and conjunction assessment.

  • Provide orbit analysis to develop concepts sufficiently (e.g., basic designs, capabilities, concepts of employment, supporting infrastructure requirements) to enable prototype development.

  • Provide orbit analysis support to Space Control enterprise analysis efforts (e.g., Modeling & Simulation (M&S), Analyses of Alternatives, Prototype Development) to help define needed future capabilities and required supporting infrastructure.

  • Create software scripts in Python and other scripting languages.

Required Qualifications :

  • US citizen with current TS and eligible to obtain SCI.

  • Message Level Programming and algorithm development.

  • 5 to 10 years of experience with orbit analysis and prediction, transfer orbits, plane changes, and orbit maneuvers.

  • Experience with astrodynamics and orbital mechanics tools (STK, SOAP, etc.).

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to support interaction with Government, SETA, FFRDC, external stakeholders and other development contractors.

  • DoD or IC Engineering experience.

  • A team player that is a self-starter and capable of working in a fast-pasted environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Space Control Operations and concepts.

  • Understanding/use of ARCADE tools.

  • Familiarity with JSpOC Message System (JMS) message interfaces.

  • Familiarity with Enterprise Message Buses (EMBs).

  • Experience with Agile Methodologies.

  • Experience using GOTS orbit determination tools such as MVS, OD++, and ACTRAC.

Cosmic AES offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package which includes: 401k plan, profit sharing, flexible work schedules, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, long and short-term disability, company paid life insurance, referral bonuses, and tuition assistance. For further information on Cosmic AES, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), please visit us at:

Apply Online
Working Here

Like the industries we serve, the atmosphere at Cosmic AES is fast paced, challenging, and innovative.

Cosmic AES - Experts in Space and Communications