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Space Operations ISD Curriculum Designer/Trainer – Top Secret Clearance (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10091560

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA   |  Dulles, VA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrup Grumman Space Systems Group – Integrated Operations Directorate is looking for Operations Training Curriculum Designer/Trainers to join the Integrated Operations Training Department team. Curriculum designers create, manage, and maintain training products that will be delivered to customers in support of mission operations.  As a curriculum designer, the selected candidate will be required to design and develop training material to support automated scenarios, mission exercises and certification check rides for the customer and internal operations personnel. Other responsibilities include working with the Mission/Systems Leads to identify training needs and develop training plans and curriculum such as reference guides and evaluation tools.  The Curriculum Designer(s) will also work with mission operations personnel to ensure training curriculum and scenarios accurately represent current operational documentation used during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites as well as during execution of primary mission(s).  S/he may also be required to interface with program and customer personnel regularly in support of training events.

Product deliveries include:  Lesson Plans, Powerpoint Presentations, Training Videos, Hands-on Training Scenarios, Test/Quizzes, Student Guides, Training Plans, and other training material as necessary to support contractual training requirements.

Must work collaboratively in a team environment across engineering disciplines to accomplish mission goals. Must excel in a fast-paced mission focused environment.  Must be able to meet rapid development timelines.

Specific experience and responsibilities shall include:

  • Developing training material IAW Instructional System Design processes
  • Deliver training to customers in support of instructor led training events
  • Operating training simulators/systems in support of training activities
  • On-Console Command and Control Satellite Operations experience
  • Ground System anomaly troubleshooting and resolution experience
  • Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Required clearance: Top Secret SSBI / SCI eligible
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related STEM field (equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • 2+ years of satellite/space operations experience
  • Experience w/ MS Office Suite products

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Web/video/computer-based training development experience
  • Lesson plan development experience
  • Simulation/scenario development experience
  • Test/Quiz development experience
  • Experience utilizing training development tools such as Camtasia or Adobe Captivate
  • Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Mission Planning/Orbital Analyst Experience
  • Advanced Orbital Mechanics knowledge and experience


This position reports to Colorado Springs, CO, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Dulles, VA, VA, USA.

Salary Range: $95,100 USD - $150,000 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.