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Mission Operations and Analysis Technician (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10050053

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

General Description:

Participates in technical aspects of mission planning and scheduling, mission operations plan development, complex operations procedure and software tool development, telemetry and data review, data and satellite performance and trending analysis. Perform data gathering and complex analysis tasks in support of anomaly and failure review. Develop and implement of contingency and recovery plans and procedures.

Essential Functions:

•    Provide mission operations support to NG Satellite programs.  
•    Support system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones.
•    Work with systems engineers to develop operational documentation for use during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites.  
•    Conduct testing using simulators and resolve discrepancies.  
•    Work with a small team of engineers in accomplishing Mission Operations Development tasks.
•    Develop and test command procedures, telemetry pages, and other products derived from vendor provided documentation 
•    Develop test procedures and test execution for system level, end-to-end tests with the spacecraft. 
•    Support mission readiness activities including mission rehearsals, mission timeline development, and post launch test development. 
•    Support launch, including shift work, for instrument and spacecraft LEO&A activities.
•    Monitor vehicle state of health across all subsystems. 
•    Perform short and long-term telemetry trending.  
•    Track space vehicle configuration, to include both hardware, software, and configurable item parameters.  
•    Support anomaly resolution efforts.  
•    Make modifications to existing operations procedures to incorporate lessons learned from in-flight performance.  Develop new procedures as required.  

May require shift work and travel up to 20% of the time for simulation and launch support.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (4 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • Minimum of 9 years of related experience
  • U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with readiness activities including - Mission Readiness Tests (MRTs), Mission Rehearsals (MRs), Day In The Life (DITL) testing, Integration and  test or daily operations testing.
  • Experience with orbit analysis tools such as STK, HiFlyer, Shepherd etc.
  • Experience writing technical documents for internal and external customers
  • Familiarity with one or more computer programming or scripting languages (such as C++, python, Matlab)
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including ability to speak about technical subjects to company leadership or to external customers

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

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 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.