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Sr Principal Engineer Satellite Systems – Ops Staff Engineer

Requisition ID: R10111534

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an experienced Operations Staff Engineer to support launch and mission operations for the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) at Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO, in support of the Missile Defense Agency.

 

Duties involve supporting on-orbit operations throughout the Launch and Early Orbit Test demonstration phase; providing technical analyst expertise to ensure spacecraft/payload system health and status; build technical presentations and brief NG and customer management on technical spacecraft/payload products, reports, and issues; and perform short and medium-term trending analysis and participate in long-term operations planning.

 

Staff engineer duties will consist of leading the operations crew and command sequences; provide day-to-day expertise monitoring of spacecraft bus health and ground system status; execute spacecraft commanding/ground perform files, procedures, and operations alerts; review, incorporate, and execute ground entry point contacts for flight operations; review pass plans for accuracy; oversee schedule change actions as necessary; perform validation checks prior to command execution; ensure successful transmission of commands and receipt of telemetry; assess system state of health and trending of satellite parameters; implement satellite safing procedures, as required; coordinate activities with mission planners and system test team; participate in operations test activities and MDA test events; perform post-pass data archival; troubleshoot satellite and ground system anomalies and participate in recovery actions.

 

The staff engineer supports all major technical areas to include HBTSS spacecraft and payload operations for the Colorado LEOT team and provides ongoing insight/knowledge transfer to team members.  Provides technical leadership, direction and mentoring to team members and advises the site operations manager on all aspects of HBTSS activities.  This position is primarily day shift but requires on-call support of 24/7 flight operations.

 

Basic Qualifications: 
-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 OR PhD Degree in a STEM discipline and 4+ years of engineering experience

-Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years OR Dept of Energy L clearance with a background investigation date within 10 years.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in spacecraft and payload operations planning functions, launch and early-orbit test operations, and satellite command and control on-console operations.

 

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: $107,000 USD - $160,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.