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Site Operations/Systems Engineer (Aurora, CO)

Requisition ID: R10071001

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Aurora, CO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Site Operations/Systems Engineer to support the operations of a 24x7 critical system located at a field site located in Aurora, CO. This position will include a comprehensive, 20 week training course intended to provide “street to seat” knowledge of a complex operational system of systems. At the completion of this training, the employee will perform a set of 12 hour crew shifts and complete and on-the-job (OJT) checklist to become a certified system controller (SC).
 
The Site Operations team is seeking an engineer who will be responsible for the following:

  • Development of products and CONOPs for the 24x7 operation of a mission critical system

  • Troubleshooting of real world operations issues

  • Trending of operational data and simulation of products and CONOPs prior to transition to operations

  • Returning systems to an operational state, ensuring the health and safety of the systems while maximizing mission availability

  • Review or development of standard operating procedures that are executed real time on the operational system for standard events and anomaly recoveries

  • Developing scripts and products to automate the operations of complex systems

  • Develop suites of operational products for newly delivered systems

  • Ability and willingness to work rotating 12-hour shifts which will be scheduled Monday – Friday, 5:30am to 5:30 pm, 4 days on, 4 days off including weekends and holidays for 3-9 months at a time


Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions 

  • Paid Time Off 

  • Health & Wellness Resources 

  • Employee Discounts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with two (2) years relevant professional experience within an aerospace engineering role; OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline with zero (0) years of relevant experience

  • Experience in Linux

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl or Matlab

  • Candidate must possess at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:  

    • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a Single Scope Background Investigation with CI Poly

    • OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

  • Ability to obtain a fully adjudicated polygraph

  • Ability to work at least three 12-hour proficiency shifts a month which will be scheduled Monday – Friday, 5:30am to 5:30pm


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as an effective member of a badgeless team, be self-motivated, and work under general direction while independently determining and developing approaches to solutions

  • Ability and willingness to work rotating 12-hour shifts, 4 days on, 4 days off including weekends and holidays for 3-9 months at a time


Salary Range: $77,952 USD - $116,928 USD
Salary Range 2: $99,800 USD - $149,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.