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BPP System Engineering Integration and Test Lead (Active Secret Required)

Requisition ID: R10108326

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: 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: 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.

We have a System Engineering Integration and Test Lead opening for the BMEWS/PAVE PAWS (BPP) Weapon System (WS).  This is an opportunity to provide guidance and direction for a dynamic team on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program.  The SMORS program executes depot-level sustainment services and modification projects for the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radar System (BMEWS) and PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS).  They are designated AN/FPS-132 Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR) operating at five northern hemisphere locations performing missile warning/missile defense and space situational awareness.  The program satisfies scope and objectives for the United States Space Forces (USSF), Sustainment Strategic Warning & Surveillance Systems Program. This position will be based in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Responding to system performance observations, conditions, risk, and opportunities

  • Promote creativity and innovation

  • Assess analysis findings, system functional and performance characteristics

  • Perform internal program/corporation and external organization information exchange with the SPO, USSF leadership and operating location points of contacts

  • Perform Business Development

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline with (14) years of systems engineering experience; or n (12) years’ experience with a master’s degree; 9 year with a PhD

  • Experience leading a large team of multidiscipline engineers

  • Experience in using a requirements management tool, such as DOORS, Jira, and Confluence.

  • Participate in travel on and as needs basis.  Notionally five (5) percent per calendar year.  Trips are usually well-planned in the future, however short-notice events may surface due to need and responsiveness.

  • Familiarity with MS Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

Preferred Qualifications

  • BMEWS or PAVE PAWS or other ground-based radar system familiarity  

  • Familiarity or experience with Agile methodologies, i.e., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe

  • Technical writing skills for generating analysis and reports

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.