Headquarters Sterling, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (ORB)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year

Orbital Sciences maintains that what goes up doesn't have to come down -- at least not for a long time. The company makes low-Earth-orbit satellites and other spacecraft for communications, science and technology research, and national security purposes. Orbital Sciences also manufactures satellite launch vehicles, as well as interceptors (to stop missile attacks) and target launch vehicles that test missile defense systems. Its Advanced Space Programs division develops and supports human space flight, space exploration, and launch systems and satellites primarily used for... More

Orbital Sciences – Why Work For Us?

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Limitless Opportunity

Some say the sky is the limit.  When it comes to your career at Orbital, there are no limits.We are one of the premier space technology companies in the world, and we have exciting opportunities for experienced professionals, those in the early phase of their careers, and recent graduates.  Lean business principals, coupled with a “can-do” entrepreneurial spirit, means that you can assume responsibilities as quickly as you wish in a challenging and collegial environment. And no matter what stage you are in your career, Orbital offers the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and creative engineers, scientists and other professionals in the space industry.
 

Experienced Professionals

For seasoned professionals, opportunities are available in either engineering/scientific or managerial tracks. Our technical "ladder" offers opportunities ranging from entry- to very senior-level engineering and technical positions and spans a broad area of activity from engineering/scientific specialties to new product design.  The management track includes both functional management and program management opportunities, business development and other business support areas such as finance. For more information about opportunities for experienced professionals, click here.
 

Recent Graduates/Early Career

If you are fresh out of college or in the early phase of your career, you will be given responsibilities that are reserved only for more senior employees at larger, more traditionally structured companies. Orbital offers those in the early stage of their careers the opportunity to gain valuable “hands-on” experience while providing a full spectrum of company-sponsored professional development opportunities. For more information on career opportunities for recent grads and early career professionals click here.
 

Promoting Professional Growth

Orbital provides a wide range of opportunities to help employees build their skills and develop their careers. Orbital's generous tuition reimbursement program encourages continuing education.  Other professional development opportunities range from lunchtime seminars, formal classroom training and on-line learning, to special assignments, mentoring and/or coaching, on-the-job training, and participation in special task forces. 
So, choose your career path and join us in developing the innovative and reliable space systems that our customers count on.

Working at Orbital Sciences

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Orbital Sciences Chairman and CEO David W. Thompson

David W. Thompson

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Phoenix, AZ (US) – Reviewed May 28, 2014

Interview Details I applied online and got a call about a week later. I set up an interview within three days. I interviewed with 3 people who would be my potential managers. I was alone with the first interviewer for about 20 minutes, I was alone with the second interviewer for about 50 minutes, and the third…Full Interview

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Orbital Sciences Awards and Accolades

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Visionary Award - David W. Thompson, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 2013
Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers Award, Washington Business Journal, 2012
Where A&D Professionals Want to Work - 3rd Place, Aviation Week, 2012
Wellness Warrior, UnitedHealth Care, 2011
CEO received International Von Kármán Wings Award, Aerospace Historical Society (AHS), 2011
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