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Sr. Principal Operations Support Engineer (Alice Springs, AU)

Requisition ID: R10096313

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, AUS
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Polygraph
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

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 a Senior Principal Operations Support Engineer to become a member of the Operations Support Department, working as part of an integrated and globally disperse team. The position requires a flexible work schedule driven by system and operational requirements and is located at a field site in Alice Springs, AU.

This role requires a two (2) year commitment and the ability to successfully pass a physical and psychological exam. Ability to work odd and/or extended hours covering a 24/7 period and periodic rotating 12-hour shifts

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation assistance.

Role Description:

Senior Principal Operations Support Engineers (OSE) perform and oversee operational systems analysis, monitor daily and seasonal mission data trending and operational product improvements. They lead real-time anomaly resolution and recovery activities.  OSEs perform a diverse set of tasks in support of real-time operations and operations development:  A Senior Principal OSE's regular duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Responsible System Engineer (RSE)/Performance Monitoring Engineer (PME), review and report on multiple systems performance and trending data

  • Oversee and lead reviews, updates and validation of standard operating procedures, and training material for multiple generations of systems

  • Develop, maintain, and utilize necessary trending and monitoring tools/scripts in perl, python, MATLAB, DCL, etc.

  • Successfully complete and maintain an initial Systems Controller certification and progress to an Advanced Resource Controller certification while supporting a minimum requirement of real-time operations shifts per quarter

  • Review and support factory design working groups and future systems development activities for impacts to system operability

  • Work with a multi-site Enterprise to establish and maintain program processes and standards

  • Utilize agile processes and tools that include Jira, Confluence, and Git, to coordinate departmental tasking

  • Provide and lead 24x7 on-call anomaly support and resolution activities

  • Assist training department in execution of initial controller and upgrade training to include classroom instruction and simulator training

  • Interface with government customers and factory specialists in technical exchanges and question answering forums

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline plus 9 years of relevant technical experience in any engineering field such as computer science, mechanical, electrical, chemical, aerospace, or optical engineering OR 7 Years with Masters of Science in a STEM discipline; OR 4 Years with PhD in a STEM discipline.

  • Experience with trending and monitoring tools/scripts (perl, python, MATLAB, DCL, etc.)

  • Experience in the use of LINUX, Perl, MATLAB, AGILE SW development tools

  • Ability to lead and mentor junior engineers

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance / SCI Access plus a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance / SCI Access with a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination adjudicated within the last three years

  • Prior operations and/or systems engineering experience

  • Experience working in a geographically diverse team and matrix organization

Salary Range: $129,700 USD - $194,500 USD

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

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 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.