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Space Sr. Staff Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10065878

  • 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

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 organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

The Space Systems Sector is seeking an experienced Sr. Staff Systems Engineer to join our team in Linthicum MD. This role could also be performed in Fairfax VA,

The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand, define, and develop system specifications, interfaces, processing platforms, and virtualized compute infrastructure requirements. The candidate will also be responsible for systems architecture by defining, adapting and deploying software applications and mission data management across virtualized and distributed infrastructure.

Candidates shall utilize sound engineering practices to perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk analysis. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, interface definitions and other studies.

He or she may be responsible for developing and configuring operational baselines and developing ICDs. In addition, responsibilities also include coordinating and conducting system engineering activities (e.g. SRR, SDR, PDR, CDR, etc.) and other ground segment support activities. System engineering product deliveries include: Interface Control Documents (ICDs), trade study reports (TSRs), simulation & analysis, and other supporting reportable documentation.

Responsibilities may include the following:
• Lead a cross functional team designing, developing, building, and operating space program mission processing capabilities.

• Derive mission threads and use cases.
• Define system functions and trace to requirements.

• Perform requirements development and management of the Mission Element specification and its sub-systems

• Facilitate subject matter experts, stakeholders, and customers throughout the process of developing architectural specifications.
• Present technical information to mission partners, customers, and internal stakeholders

• Develop program/mission specific ground specifications and ICDs
• Hold weekly / regular meetings with stakeholders
• Coordinate end-to-end testing during the Integration & Test (I&T) phase

• Support design Verification & Validation (V&V) activities
• Ability to support / lead Segment proposal sections

• Key member of leadership team
  

Basic Qualifications: 

• Bachelor’s Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area and 14+ years of experience, Master’s Degree and 12+ years of experience, PhD and 9+ years of experience.
• Must be a US Citizen with an active or current Top Secret/SCI and be willing to take a polygraph exam

• Strong Leadership and Communication Skills

• Experience developing architecture based on program requirements

• Familiarity with Agile Scrum practices and traditional waterfall projects

• Experience using Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)

• Engineering skills, including requirements definition/allocation, interface definition, verification & validation, and life-cycle management.

• Experience in software systems development, software integration and test.

• Experienced with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines

Preferred Qualifications:

• Familiarity with Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) or Amazon Web Services (AWS)

• Familiarity with geospatial data, geospatial processing, and/or remote sensing

• Space Vehicle to Ground and Ground to Space communication design, implementation & interface testing experience.

• Experience with Ground Systems (space or satellite knowledge highly preferred)

• Experience with inter-process messaging across platforms

• Experience in working with external partners developing Interface Control Documentation

• Experience with scalable cloud-based software architectures


Salary Range: $165,400 USD - $259,900 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.