Sr Principal Mission Architect Engineer - Top Secret Clearance Required (Space/Satellite Systems)
Requisition ID: R10123535
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: SCI
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: Days (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
Successful candidates for this position will work in a lead technical role for a space program in Los Angeles, CA for the Tactical Space Systems Division.
This Systems Engineering role is responsible for leading the Systems Engineering technical team, which includes the following duties: systems analysis and trades, coordinating Vehicle Systems engineering activities, engineering baseline management, interface management, requirements/V&V management, subcontractor technical oversight, CAM/EVMS duties, preparing/presenting SE material at all major reviews and PMRs and interfacing with the customer and SETAs on all space segment technical issues.
The successful candidate will lead or perform system trades, modeling, simulation and analysis to assess space mission architecture alternatives for delivering a Customer mission effect, data or capability as it fits within a broader campaign. This includes performing analysis-of-alternatives and synthesizes mission elements to lead to a cohesive space mission solution. Space mission architecture trades may include orbits, launch vehicles, space vehicles, payloads, ground segment, mission planning, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), Design Reference Missions (DRM), system security and external interfaces. Leads space mission system element design, capability assessment, mission threads, interfaces, verification/validation planning, and mission integration functions during system development. Leads demonstration and delivery of mission effects during operations, and provides long term sustainment and mission augmentation support over the life of the mission.
The responsibilities include both individual-contributor and leadership roles, within a multi-disciplined engineering team. Successful candidate will also be called upon to support other activities, including architecture studies, mission support, and traditional Systems Engineering functions. In this lead role, the Lead Systems Engineer is expected to be self-directed using previous experience to lead design, analysis and execution efforts. Candidates must be able to recognize and mitigate technical issues and risks while operating within budget and on schedule.
• Lead the entire program technical team.
• Lead and optimize mission, payload & space vehicle design, processing and mission success.
• Troubleshoot and develop solutions to complex problems that the program may encounter.
• Develop, author and/or provide input to major program data products and other deliverables.
• Technical management of program elements
• Planning and conduct of technical reviews and technical baseline
• Writing status and technical performance reviews and reports
• Mentor, coach, train, guide, direct and advise junior staff
The candidate will work with cross-discipline team members and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of the program team.
• Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance, SCI eligible.
• BS degree in Engineering, Science or related technical field and at least 9 years of applicable experience, an MS Degree and 7 years of applicable experience, or a PhD Degree and 4 years of applicable experience.
• Systems engineering experience
Preferred Experience (one or more areas desired):
• Experience with a space development program
• Experience presenting to customers
• Experience working with a cross-discipline team
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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.