Associate Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: 20027879

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Your opportunities for achievement are limitless with Northrop Grumman Space Systems.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on projects and programs that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to improve the present, invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an endless drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

The Orbit Analyst/Flight Dynamics Engineer performs the following functions and analyses:
  • ­Pre-mission orbital analyses for satellite missions in a variety of orbit regimes (e.g. LEO, GEO, Cis-lunar)
  • ­Launch window analysis
  • ­Mission sequence of events definition
  • ­Propellant budgeting analyses and on-orbit fuel requirements and mission lifetime estimates
  • ­Participation in mission rehearsals to simulate orbital analysis tasks performed in operations
  • ­Maneuver planning and optimization analyses
  • ­Orbit determinations to specify tracking system parameters, define the orbital state, and predict orbital events
  • ­Operational support for orbit transfer and station keeping maneuvers
  • ­Analyses of satellite and constellation access, coverage, lifetime, and additional trade studies
  • ­Satellite rendezvous and proximity operations planning and analyses
  • ­Concept of operations (ConOps) development
Additional duties may include requirements development, writing complex specifications, interface control documents, and engineering reports from advanced studies, special engineering investigations, and similar activities. May be called on to assist in New Business activities such as conceptual design and analysis for proposals and funded studies and may include authoring sections for both.

Basic Qualifications:

A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria. The candidate must:
• Be completing or has completed their degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD) from an accredited institution.
• Be majoring in or having majored in Engineering, Physics, or related field
• Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher (unofficial academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by uploading the documents to your application or profile)
• Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation experience, and the ability to work with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of the program team.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Possess strong computing skills with familiarity with Systems Tool Kit (STK), Matlab, Python, C#, C/C++, Visual Basic, or Fortran. • Experience with other software systems, development environments, or programming languages is beneficial.  • Understanding of issues in scientific and numerical computing and developing simulations of physical systems is an asset. 
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 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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.