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Sr Principal Engineer Satellite Systems

Requisition ID: R10069776

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Orbital Analyst to support launch and mission operations for the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) at Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO, in support of the Missile Defense Agency. Primary orbital analyst duties will consist of:

- Support on-orbit operations throughout the Launch and Early Orbit Test demonstration phase
- Provide orbital analyst expertise to ensure spacecraft/payload system health and status
- Brief management and the customer on orbital analysis products, reports, and issues
- Perform short- and medium-term orbital analysis and participate in long term operations planning
- Produce daily/weekly orbital products for operations team members
- Generation of all ephemeris related products both for ground software and spacecraft upload
- Provide inputs for the mission planners to generate ground contact schedules
- Determine if the spacecraft will violate any station keeping requirements, and if so, determine and assist the planning and execution of station-keeping maneuvers to keep the spacecraft within its required bounds
- Conduct orbital analysis in support of conjunction avoidance
- Support calibration, experiments, and tests of the payload
- Participate in all operational rehearsals/exercises, supplying orbital products as required
- Coordinate with operations engineering in
the planning and scheduling of spacecraft and payload operations and maintenance tasks
- Conduct orbital analysis planning tasks in support of MDA test events

This position is primarily day shift but requires on-call support of 24/7 flight operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 7+ years of engineering experience OR PhD Degree in a STEM discipline and 4+ years of engineering experience

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: Dept of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years OR Dept of Energy L clearance with a background investigation date within 10 years
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in spacecraft and payload operations planning functions, launch and early-orbit test operations, and satellite command and control on-console operations. Working knowledge of software operating systems such as UNIX, Systems Tool Kit (STK), Astrogator, Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK), Orbit Covariance Estimation and Analysis (OCEAN), and MATLAB.


Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.