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Integrated Operations Visiting Vehicle Manifest Lead – HEO (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10100349

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Houston, TX, USA   |  Dulles, VA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

The Northrop Grumman Space (NGSP) Sector’s Integrated Operations (IOPS) team is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Visiting Vehicle Manifest Lead (VV Manifest Lead) for the NGSP Commercial Destination Free Flyer (CDFF) space station.  The IOPS team is ultimately responsible for ensuring successful spacecraft operations, including the integration and safe operations of Visiting Vehicles servicing the CDFF. The CDFF accepts the current and future set of crewed and uncrewed spacecraft capable of carrying NASA, U.S. Government, and commercial crews, cargo, and payloads. The Visiting Vehicle Manifest Lead reports to the Manager, IOPS Systems Engineering and is responsible for manifesting the crews, cargo, and payloads onto Visiting Vehicles for which NGSC contracts.  

The VV Manifest Lead must develop VV Manifest Concepts of Operations, processes, procedures, requirements, and services to satisfy customer requirements. Additionally, the Lead produces statements of work and requirements for Visiting Vehicle providers, produces Interface Control Documents (ICD), provides contract deliverables, flows safety requirements to providers, schedules Visiting Vehicle flights, and assists the CDFF IOPS Mission Operations Lead in development of Joint Integrated Operations procedures.  Finally, the VV Manifest Lead provides on-console support of all Visiting Vehicle flights to and from the CDFF.

The CDFF program is one of many NGSP Human Exploration and Operations programs which are exciting and dynamic but also provides the opportunity to work across multi-dimensional, cross-functional teams to achieve challenging goals.  Essential items for which the VV Manifest Lead is responsible:

  • Gathers customer requirements for crew, cargo, experiments, and payloads, and allocates them into lower-level sets to drive CDFF designs to accommodate and satisfy those requirements.
  • Supports flight operations during VV flights as required.  This may include shift work. Quiescent operations support may have reduced requirements.
  • Develops, delivers, and presents VV Manifest information for all NGSP and Customer required design reviews and deliveries.
  • Provides input to systems engineering teams for operational impacts to software/hardware development or modifications; and roll such engineering changes into operational products (e.g., flight rules, procedures, etc.).
  • Communicating and interacting across multiple control centers and teams during real-time operations.
  • The development, coordination, peer review, and release of all documented VV Manifest processes, procedures, ICDs and operations documentation.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or equivalent STEM field
  • 9 years with system and/or hardware design and analysis experience
  • Understanding of spacecraft logistics processes
  • Human Systems Interface experience.
  • Payload Utilization experience.
  • US Citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working with an existing Crew or Cargo VV provider to the ISS.
  • Previous experience in spacecraft (or equivalent) operations is required.
  • Previous experience in Human Space flight Operations is highly desired.
  • Previous experience developing cost & schedule estimates.
  • Experience with system requirement development.
  • Previous experience with mission planning.
  • Previous experience developing ICDs

This position may be filled at a Sr. Principal or next level depending on the skills and experience of the candidate.

This position reports to Houston, TX, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Dulles, VA, VA, USA.

Salary Range: $129,000 USD - $187,000 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.