Satellite Operations Engineer
I'm an engineer for a satellite-powered data company supporting everyday satellite operations.
Learning / Being Challenged
Day to Day
As a satellite operations engineer, a great day is when we make successful contact with a newly-deployed batch of satellites at the earliest opportunity. I also do some customer experience work getting new customers successfully using our product with no snags in onboarding and setup.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
If your high school offers programming classes, take them. I wish I took one before going to college. For me, there are few things more rewarding than learning how to tell a computer to do something you used to do manually. Attend job fairs and information sessions about companies you are interested in.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:
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