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Principal Operations Support Engineer (Alice Springs, AU)

Requisition ID: R10009018

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Rotating Shifts (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 is seeking a Principal Operations Support Engineer to become a member of the Operations Support Department, working as part of an integrated and globally disperse team. The position requires a flexible work schedule driven by system and operational requirements and is located at a field site in Alice Springs, AU.

Role Description:

Principal Operations Support Engineers (OSE) perform operational systems analysis, monitor daily and seasonal mission data trending and operational product improvements. They conduct real-time anomaly resolution and recovery activities.  OSEs perform a diverse set of tasks in support of real-time operations and operations development:  A Principal OSE's regular duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Responsible System Engineer (RSE)/Performance Monitoring Engineer (PME), review and report on multiple systems performance and trending data
  • Review, update and validate standard operating procedures, and training material for multiple generations of systems
  • Maintain and utilize necessary trending and monitoring tools/scripts in perl, python, MATLAB, DCL, etc.
  • Successfully complete and maintain an initial Systems Controller certification and progress to an Advanced Resource Controller certification while supporting a minimum requirement of real-time operations shifts per quarter
  • Provide 24x7 on-call anomaly support and resolution
  • Assist training department in execution of initial controller and upgrade training to include classroom instruction and simulator training
  • Interface with government customers and factory specialists in technical exchanges and question answering forums

Additional Requirements:

  • 24x7 on-call anomaly support and rotating flexible 12hr shift schedule
  • Two (2) year overseas tour commitment
  • Comprehensive physical and psychological examination and security/polygraph screening prior to beginning the assignment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) from an accredited institution with five (5) years of relevant technical experience in any engineering field such as computer science, mechanical, electrical, chemical, aerospace, or optical engineering OR a masters with three (3) years
  • Experience with trending and monitoring tools/scripts (perl, python, MATLAB, DCL, etc.)
  • Experience in the use of LINUX, Perl, MATLAB, AGILE SW development tools
  • Active Top Secret/SCI or DoD Top Secret with an SSBI and counterintelligence polygraph examination

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior operations and/or systems engineering experience
  • Experience working in a geographically diverse team and matrix organization
  • Active SCI with CI Poly

Salary Range: $92,000 USD - $138,000 USD

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.