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Electronic Ground Support Equipment Engineer: Integrated Product Team (EGSE IPT) Lead – Space/Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA)

Requisition ID: R10111699

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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.

We have an opening for an Electronic Ground Support Equipment Integrated Product Team (EGSE IPT) Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

If you enjoy the challenge of managing multiple projects and leading teams of talented professionals, then this opportunity may be the right fit for you. You must be a proficient self-starter who takes ownership of his/her work. Meeting deadlines, prioritizing workload, and efficiently managing time are required skills for this position. Solid interpersonal and communication skills, including critical thinking, are a must, as is the ability to work in an open, friendly environment.

The IPT Lead (EGSE) will be responsible for coordinating with EGSE Software and Hardware teams on the development, integration, testing, and delivery of satellite electrical ground support equipment. You will manage projects with top-down oversight throughout the entire execution (being focal point of contact) to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline. You will work with Hardware and Software engineering managers and teams to monitor project progress continuously and make detailed scheduled reports on measurable items such as milestones and deliverables. You will communicate proactively with all involved personnel to provide encouragement, identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.

Additionally, you will serve as the Scrum Master for the team and be responsible for ensuring that Agile methodologies are implemented and followed throughout the development and submittal to customer. You will communicate project statuses on a regular basis to management and teams, as well as, create and execute project plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing project needs, shifting resources, and client requirements.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress

·      Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs

  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Collaborate with other IPT Leads to ensure that project dependencies are identified and managed effectively
  • Maintain a high level of technical proficiency and remain capable of performing EGSE work during down time
  • Manage the day-to-day activities and tasks of the team, including task assignments for project, progress tracking, and issue resolution
  • Ensure that project documentation is complete, accurate, and up-to-date
  • Work with other departments to ensure that project requirements are met and that deliverables are of high quality
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members

This position can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal level.

Basic Qualifications

Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering (ECE) with 5 yrs. of experience; OR a Master’s degree with 3 yrs. of experience; OR a PhD
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies and experience serving as a Scrum Master
  • Experience leading a team of engineers
  • US Citizenship

Sr. Principal Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering (ECE) with 9 yrs. of experience; OR a Master’s degree with 7 yrs. of experience; OR a PhD with 4 yrs.
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies and experience serving as a Scrum Master
  • Experience leading a team of engineers
  • US Citizenship


  • Technical proficiency in EGSE hardware and software development, integration, and testing
  • 5+ years of experience in EGSE development, integration, and testing

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft.  We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed planets.  Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components. 

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:


Dental & Vision coverage


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)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.





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Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.