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Consulting Mission Architect Engineer

Requisition ID: R10042874

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.

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.
 

The Payload and Ground Systems Division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is a strategic partner specializing in delivering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for classified and unclassified missions in space.  Headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland, PGS RSP has offices, manufacturing, and world-class assembly, integration, and test facilities.  We do it all here, on-site, from sensors to payloads to full up spacecraft, supporting Class A to Class D missions.  Our key capabilities include Active RF, Passive RF, and Electro-Optical payloads, space solar power, cross domain missions, and space resilience payloads & solutions.

Technical lead responsible for developing mission level architectures and lead

ing Mission Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) throughout the program life cycle. Responsibilities to include:

  • Lead program trade studies to include constellation design, mission ConOps, space and ground communications architecture, payload aperture sizing and payload performance trades, spacecraft bus GN&C and resource modeling (data, power, thermal, propulsion) trades
  • Development of Mission SEIT (A-spec level) program requirements
  • Development of design reference missions and use case vignettes used for Space and Ground Segment design
  • Development of mission test cases to support payload, bus, space vehicle, ground and mission I&T and mission operations preparation.
  • Development of mission algorithm description documents used for development of ground mission management and space vehicle command and control
  • Support to on-orbit operations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant technology field with 20 years of relevant experience (18 years with an MS; 15 with a PhD).
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in space mission systems engineering to include Architecture Development, Performing Trade Studies, MBSE, and CONOPS development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 20+ years experience within space programs spanning system engineering architecture, requirements development, hardware and software design, verification and test and mission operations to include
    • Space vehicle missions spanning low earth orbit to geosynchronous earth orbit
    • Flight programs across multiple sensor phenomenologies
    • Ground command and control, health and safety monitoring, anomaly resolution, user interface, mission data processing and delivery
  • Space Vehicle IPT leadership, on-orbit payload and spacecraft bus FSW development, space vehicle or ground system integration and test lead role, modeling and simulation of space vehicle to include spacecraft bus GN&C, resource modeling (data, power, thermal, propulsion) and payload operations across a wide range of space engineering disciplines
    • RF payloads
    • EO/IR payloads
    • Narrow and wide-band communications
    • Data distribution and fault management
    • Space vehicle guidance, navigation and control:
      • Attitude and ephemeris determination
      • Attitude slew and tracking kinematics and closed-loop control
    • Space vehicle power systems
    • Space vehicle thermal systems
  • Knowledge and experience in designing RF system architectures.
  • RF Performance Modeling and simulation.
  • Experience in RF hardware, RF communication, and/or signal collection.
  • Desired software experience to include Matlab, C/C++, Python, STK

Salary Range: $165,400 USD - $248,000 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 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.



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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.