Sr. Principal Operations Staff Engineer (Alice Springs, AU)
Requisition ID: R10122004
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Polygraph
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: Any (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
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, Strategic Space Systems Division, is seeking an Sr. Principal Operations Staff Engineer looking to work as a member of an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) crew on a rotating 12-hr shift schedule at a field site located in Alice Springs, AU.
The Operations Crew Department is seeking an engineer who will be responsible for the following:
Monitoring system and subsystem operation and performance and preparing periodic status reports
Investigating and responding to all indications of anomalous system performance
Assisting in the preparation and review of standard operations procedures and system redundancy management documentation
Supporting system reconfiguration and mode changes
Supporting special system operations of a non-routine nature
Monitoring several real-time systems and implementing procedures required for control and status of these systems in response to anomalous behavior
Monitoring equipment health and status to ensure the highest possible level of mission readiness
Continuous core skill improvement training
Follow-on advanced operator training
System performance improvement tasks involving Perl programming and standard operating procedure modifications
The successful candidate will be trained with the necessary skills and knowledge required for system operations. Upon certification, the operator will continue to develop operational skills, knowledge and problem solving experience for greater technical responsibilities or leadership opportunities with the operations organization.
An initial 2-year tour commitment is required.
The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive physical and psychological examination prior to beginning this assignment.
A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation.
Basic Qualifications for a level 4:
Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline plus 9 years of relevant technical experience OR Master of Science Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline plus 7 years of relevant technical experience
Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team
Experience executing standard operating procedures to provide mission support during command and control of real-time operations systems
Willingness to complete a two year overseas tour commitment
Active DoD Top Secret Clearance plus SCI Access is required
Willingness to complete a comprehensive physical and psychological examination and security/polygraph screening prior to beginning the assignment
Prior operations and/or systems engineering experience
Experience working in a geographically diverse team and matrix organization
Previously completed counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.