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DARC Hardware Engineering Discipline Lead (Active Secret Required)

Requisition ID: R10106832

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

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!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Hardware Engineering Discipline Lead to manage and guide the major hardware execution efforts on the DARC program. The DARC Hardware Engineering Discipline Lead will primarily be responsible to manage and execute the buildup of the various compute environments supporting DARC within Colorado Springs, Colorado and eventually to the program site. These environments consist of high-performance computing clusters, InfiniBand network designs, virtualization, GPFS file systems and multi security level classification protection. This role requires a strong technical knowledge base in the design, development, and fielding of military information technology environments to include networking, parallel processing, and system administration disciplines. A secondary role for this position is to support the management and technical oversight of the major subcontractors responsible for analog hardware components (receivers, transmitters, exciters, and antenna’s) of DARC. This position will work closely the various hardware subsystem leads, Systems Engineering, and Program Management, to ensure the DARC Hardware design, components and environments meet requirements and program critical milestone objectives. Support of schedule, cost, and risk management as it relates to the hardware engineering discipline are also within the scope of this role. This exciting new opportunity will be based in Colorado Springs, CO.

As the DARC Hardware Engineering Discipline lead you will be responsible for:

  • Facilitating, enabling, and leading the successful deployment of up to three IT environments required by the program.

  • Ensuring adequate integration with other Sub System functions involved in the delivery of the program.

  • Leading in the facilitation of technical meetings to establish future state process architecture and details.

  • Architect and map/draw process diagrams, using business modeling tools (Cameo), while discussing with subject matter experts

  • Support and manage risk associated with the DARC Hardware Engineering Discipline.

  • Conduct and support any trade studies associated with the DARC hardware design.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree STEM with 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tool suite.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Ability to lead of team of greater than 10 people.

  • Experience with designing and implementing large complex military IT environments and familiarity with the associated disciplines (i.e. Networking, Computer System Architecture, System Administration)

  • Experience with network security boundaries and CDS/Network TAP solutions

  • Experienced in integrating large, complex systems made up of complex hardware and software elements.

  • Systems engineering experience across the entire development life cycle.

  • Experience working with major subcontractors with a strong commitment to shared success.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science Degree in a STEM field (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering).

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance with the ability to achieve SCI.

  • Model Based System Engineering.

  • Experienced with ground-based radar systems design, development, and sustainment.

  • Practical application of Agile mythologies.

  • Agile tool set experience (e.g., JIRA, Confluence).

  • Technical background in one or more of the following: RF theory, large parabolic aperture development, two axis positioner mechanical design and analysis, heating, and cooling system design.

  • Hands on experience with various types of test equipment, such as spectrum/network analyzers, signal generators, and optical power meters.

  • Program and schedule management experience.

  • Cost Account management experience.

Salary Range: $146,300 USD - $219,500 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

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.