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Staff Systems Engineer– Operations Training Lead (Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10058464

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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: 1

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!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

We are seeking an experienced Staff Systems Engineer– Operations Training Lead (TL) to join our qualified, diverse team. The TL will lead the development, delivery, and presentation of operations training curriculum to customers. The selected candidate will work with customers, mission operations teams, system developers and program management to design and develop training material to support automated scenarios, mission exercises and certification events for the customer and internal operations personnel, as required.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Works with the systems engineering, software and hardware developers and operations teams to identify training needs and develop training plans and curriculum such as reference guides, operational guides, and evaluation tools
  • Works with mission operations personnel to ensure training curriculum and scenarios accurately represent current operational documentation used during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites as well as during execution of primary mission(s)
  • Supports system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones
  • Interfaces with program and customer personnel regularly
  • Participates in and makes recommendations for business activities such as Proposals, Basis of Estimates, and Requirements Analysis as well as other business development and capture activities
  • Product deliveries include:  Lesson Plans, Powerpoint Presentations, Training Videos, Computer Based Training, Scenarios, Test/Quizzes, Student Guides, Training Plans, and other training material as necessary to support contractual training requirements

Successful candidates will be excellent communicators, planners and team leaders with proven results in fast paced and rapidly changing environments. They will have significant experience in all aspects of training and have a full understanding of Instructional Design models and Adult learning theories and activities. Finally, candidates will have significant experience in the space operations industry in a variety of space mission specialties.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 14 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with 12 years of relevant experience
  • Experience developing and presenting training material IAW Instructional System Design Processes
  • On-Console Command and Control Satellite Operations
  • Ground System anomaly troubleshooting and resolution
  • Procedure development and verification
  • Project Management and Scheduling experience
  • Experience leading operational training programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Operational/on-console SATC2 experience supporting commercial or government space systems
  • Web/video based training development experience
  • Interactive Computer based training
  • Lesson plan development
  • Simulation/scenario development
  • Test/Quiz Development
  • Tactics, techniques, and procedure development
  • Basic understanding of software development processes
  • Experience with Agile Development Processes
  • Effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers, and customers

Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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.