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Principal Launch Operations Engineer (TS/SCI & Polygraph) – Schriever Space Force Base

Requisition ID: R10091826

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Polygraph
  • 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: 3

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! This exciting opportunity will be based at Schriever SFB, Colorado Springs, CO.

  • The Launch Operations Engineer will participate in team implementation of mission CONOP on the day of launch for the assigned missions.

  • Achieve proficiency on the operations floor and certification will be maintained as a requirement for qualification to provide for launch operations support.

  • Identify and recommends solutions for smooth continuing operation of network as capacity needs change. Makes corrections to network configurations to ensure efficient operation.

  • Monitors and documents traffic analysis.

  • Monitors all hardware components to ensure terrestrial and satellite network communication facilities are operating at optimum levels.

  • Provide internal process improvement initiatives and leadership insight to a team of varied level engineers.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • An active TS/SCI Clearance and Polygraph is required

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; or 0 Years with PhD.  An additional 4 years of experience required in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum of 1 years of direct flight operations, ground control operations, or ground processing operations experience

  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics relative to ballistic and orbital rocket trajectories

  • Create and follow standardized processes and clearly document results for post flight analysis to external customers

  • Knowledge of and experience with project management concepts

  • Very proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrable skills in both written/oral communications , including the ability to understand/explain technical concepts in briefing and working group formats

  • Ability to identify and achieve multiple milestones spread across various calendars and schedules

  • Self-motivated and able to provide solutions to highly technical problems

  • Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multi-tasking

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills

  • Able to work in an operational location with government (civilian and military) personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills and be able to lead discussions and work in a dynamic team environment.

  • Ability to efficiently and independently multi-task in a demanding and deadline-driven environment

  • Knowledge and experience working with Collaborative Task Management tools and process work flow tools

  • Ability to interface effectively management, and other engineering personnel

  • Knowledge and experience in systems engineering methodology and related engineering processes

Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.