Lead I&T Systems Engineer (Satellite/Space Systems)

Requisition ID: 21007457

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. 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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is seeking a Launch Vehicle Adapter Mission Systems Assembly, Integration, and Test Lead to join our National Security Systems (NSS) - Space Systems Group. Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical role primarily leading Launch Vehicle Assembly (LVA) Integration, and Test planning and execution along with I&T personnel and the Launch Vehicle Adapter as well as the Space Vehicle’s sub-element’s technical teams for a first generation flight program. This role will require coordinating and leading efforts on the development of I&T test plans, procedures, identification and securing of facility resources and ground support equipment needed for this program. This position will be based at the NGIS’s Dulles, Virginia campus and may require some travel. The candidate is the liaison between the systems, subsystems cognizant engineers, and I&T Staff.  The candidate will also be the systems engineering focal point for the avionics and software development on the system, and coordinate with the software developers through development and testing. The LVA design is a first of a kind, complex sub-element with avionics, software, power augmentation, on a composite structure in order to accommodate 3 primary space vehicle missions. NoVASpace

Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in STEM Science Technology Engineering or Math or related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience leading small teams towards program milestones.
  • Ability to coordinate I&T planning and development with multiple organizations, including external partners.
  • Experience with software testing
  • Experience in space systems engineering

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • U.S. Citizenship with an active TS/SCI Security Clearance.
  • Experience with integration and test, specifically launch vehicle dispensers/adapters, or space vehicle bus and payload sub-elements.
  • Experience with test planning and procedure development.
  • Proven ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to communicate with mission partners and technical stakeholders.
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.


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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.