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Pr./ Sr. Pr. Spacecraft Systems Engineer – Top Secret Clearance Required (Satellite/Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10107283

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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: 2

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking Verification & Validation (V&V) Spacecraft Systems Engineers to support programs in Gilbert, AZ.

The selected candidates will be members of a multidisciplinary team of engineers responsible for the definition, planning, and execution of methodologies to verify and validate system requirements. While driving the V&V effort will be the primary responsibility, the selected candidates will also be asked to lead or assist in other systems engineering activities throughout the program lifecycle in support of the common goal of delivering a fully mission capable spacecraft to our customers. Come join our team and help us keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support program technical execution in accordance with Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering processes and best practices

  • Develop verification and validation strategies that help minimize program cost and technical risk

  • Define verification methods, events, and constraints for all requirements; develop and manage the overall Program Verification Plan.

  • Perform trade studies and analyses in support of system design and manufacturability to help ensure the as-built system will comply with program requirements

  • Provide technical oversight to assembly, integration & test (AI&T) efforts to ensure that the overall AI&T program will adequately confirm requirement compliance.

  • Design validation approaches to ensure the system fulfills its operational objectives and stake-holder requirements in its intended operational setting; develop and manage the overall Program Validation Plan.

  • Work with customer and program leadership to coordinate, schedule, and ensure readiness to perform verification & validation events

  • Execute verification & validation actions and analyze results against established criteria to determine if the article being examined is compliant

  • Utilize systems engineering database tools and software to manage V&V results and artifacts in accordance with contractual requirements

  • Support final system sell-off of the completed verification and validation program to the customer.

  • Lead by example and be willing to mentor, coach, train, guide, direct and advise teammates

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with at least 5 years of experience or a master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of experience

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain higher lever clearances

  • This position can be filled at a level higher with a Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 7+ years of engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, physics, or computer science

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI

  • Possess strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working on spacecraft or aircraft systems

  • Experience in system architecture, CONOPs development, or model-based system engineering

  • Experience with various technical tools such as MATLAB, STK, CORE, DOORS, or CAMEO

  • Experience in any of the following areas is also desired:  orbital mechanics, orbital debris modeling, spacecraft attitude control, power systems and modeling, avionics or digital electronics design, risk analysis, optics, communications, rocket propulsion, thermal engineering, or spacecraft integration and testing

  • Experience with Mission Operations for spacecraft

  • Knowledge of, System Safety, System Reliability, Contamination Control, EMI, Space Environments (Radiation, Surface Charging, etc.), and Human Factors is also desired

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Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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

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.