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Principal Engr Tech Services/Sr. Principal Engr Tech Services – Mission Operations Trainer

Requisition ID: R10066315

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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: 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.

NG Space Systems is looking for a Eng Technical Services - Mission Ops Trainer who can provide key training developmental knowledge to Northrop Grumman’s National Security Space programs. As a trainer, the selected candidate will be required to design and develop training material to support automated scenarios, mission exercises and certification check rides for the customer operations personnel. Other responsibilities include working with the Program Training Lead to identify training needs and develop training plans and curriculum such as reference guides, operational guides and evaluation tools. The MOPs Trainer will also work with systems engineers to ensure training curriculum and scenarios accurately represent current operational documentation used during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites as well as during execution of primary mission(s). The MOPs Trainer may also support system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones. The selected candidate will also be required to interface with program and customer personnel regularly. Occasional shift work may also be required for the position to stay mission proficient on console.

This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled as either a Principal Eng Tech Services or a Sr. Principal Eng Tech Services.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Eng Tech Services:

- Bachelor’s Degree with 5 Years of relevant experience or a Masters Degree with 3 years of relevant experience; or a PhD. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

- Developing and delivering training plans, classroom training curriculum, classroom material and training aids for technical subjects

- Planning & execution of real-time spacecraft commissioning activities for commercial, NASA and/or DoD space missions

- A basic understanding of space/ground system components and spacecraft subsystems

- Classroom instruction experience

- Current Top Secret/SCI clearance required

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Eng Tech Services:

- Bachelor’s Degree with 9 Years of relevant experience or a Masters Degree with 7 years of relevant experience; or a PhD with 4 Years o f relevant experience. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

- Developing and delivering training plans, classroom training curriculum, classroom material and training aids for technical subjects

- Planning & execution of real-time spacecraft commissioning activities for commercial, NASA and/or DoD space missions

- A basic understanding of space/ground system components and spacecraft subsystems

- Classroom instruction experience

- Current Top Secret/SCI clearance required

Preferred Qualifications:

- Designing and implementing training scenarios and requirements for training simulations; developing training requirements and operator certification requirements

- Space System simulator and test bed operations experience

- Detailed familiarity with space system operational documentation and procedures development

- Development and testing of real-time executable mission operations procedures and executable scripts

- Space system engineering activities such as requirements management, I&T, architecture, software development of flight/ground software

- Instructional System Design (ISD) development experience

- CONOPS understanding and familiarization

- Scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc.) and/or Matlab; Agile development concepts


Salary Range: $88,000 USD - $132,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $109,100 USD - $163,700 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.