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Staff Command & Telemetry Database Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10108383

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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: 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of prime satellite and payload capabilities serving national security, military, and civil 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 (SSSD) has an opening for a qualified, mission-oriented Staff Command & Telemetry Database Systems Engineer Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following tasks for Space Systems programs: 

  • Coordinate an integrated command and telemetry database solution between various technical teams
  • Work collaboratively with engineers of various disciplines and specialties across the program in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Design, develop and manage the system-level Command and Telemetry Database
  • Develop the database development plan, which includes the delivery plan, change management, and verification and validation tracking plans
  • Develop the IMS tasks and Giver-Receivers for the command and telemetry database process
  • Participate in, coordinate, and present material at working groups, design reviews, and technical product reviews
  • Implement configuration management process for data documentation and products
  • Support proposal process as needed
  • Task/mentor junior engineers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 14 years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM with 12 years of engineering experience OR Ph.D. in a STEM discipline with 9 years of engineering experience.
  • Experience with systems engineering, software engineering, software systems engineering, database development, or hardware/software integration.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: Dept of Defense Top Secret level - OR - SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with database design, development, or management.
  • Active DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance.
  • Experience with database tools/software scripting/programming language (e.g. MS Access, SQL, Java, Python, Visual Basic, C/C++, etc.)
  • Spacecraft and/or payload electrical design integration, and/or command & telemetry database background with experience through the entire system lifecycle from concept, design, production, integration, test, launch, to operation support.   
  • Experience working proposals
  • Experience with Earned Value Management System
  • Demonstrated success in managing programs/projects to cost, performance, and schedule requirements.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing cross-functional teams.
  • Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills, leadership skills, and organization skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with strong presentation skills and capable of briefing audiences of varying technical knowledge

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

·        Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

·        401k

·        Educational Assistance

·        Life Insurance

·        Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions 

·        Paid Time Off 

·        Health & Wellness Resources 

·        Employee Discounts

·        Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,400 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.