Sr Engineer, Lead for Mission Operations Systems and Ground Software

Continuum was founded on the belief that we can help enable any company to be a space company.  If we can achieve this we can reduce the cost of deploying and managing space assets; so, humanity can benefit from the rich observation data that space will offer back on earth.  We are building a Space-as-a-Service (SpaaS) platform.

Sr Engineer, Lead for Mission Operations Systems and Ground Software

Continuum seeks a space engineer ideally with experience in operating spacecraft missions, and/or experience in building the systems to perform these activities, to lead CSS’ core capabilities development in the areas of mission and flight operations; and the implementation of these capabilities into the CSS platform.


  • Lead the development of Mission Operations Systems (MOS) and Ground Data Systems (GDS) and capabilities, incl. 

    • The relevant software architecture for telemetry, spacecraft commanding, and data processing

    • The integration of MOS and GDS with third-party ground service providers (e.g. AWS Ground Stations, DSN, …)

  • Lead the implementation of these capabilities into the Continuum toolsuite and platform (CTK), including the integration between the CTK core and third party software (e.g. AMMOS, OpenMCT) towards:

    • An automated mission ops capability

    • A seamless transition between design and operations, and vice versa

  • Support the overall development of the Continuum mission capability, including modules for the proprietary CTK and the integration of JPL/NASA tools within this framework for streamlined space design and operations, including but not limited to space missions for cis-lunar and interplanetary missions 

  •  Support existing Continuum contracts in Space as a Service  


  • Programming experience in any technical language

  • Experience with flight operations, including building mission operations software and/or ground data systems


  • Preferred:

    • MS or PhD in relevant fields (incl. Aerospace, Astronautical)

    • Experience with running spacecraft flight activities in an operational environment

    • Experience with JPL’s AMMOS/AIT, OpenMCT,  or equivalent

    • Programming experience with Julia, Python, Matlab

    • US Citizen or US Person

  • Optional: 

    • Experience with NASA mission tools (e.g. GMAT, MONTE)

    • Experience with space navigation


  • Travel to vendor sites may be required 

  • Travel to launch and test sites may be required


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. Learn more about the ITAR here

Continuum is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Continuum 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.