Sr. Principal Operations Staff Engineer (Alice Springs, AU) Alice Springs, AUS

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, is seeking an Sr. Principal Operations Staff Engineer looking to work as a member of an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) crew on a rotating 12-hr shift schedule at a field site located in Alice Springs, AU.

The Operations Crew Department is seeking an engineer who will be responsible for the following:

  • Monitoring system and subsystem operation and performance and preparing periodic status reports

  • Investigating and responding to all indications of anomalous system performance

  • Assisting in the preparation and review of standard operations procedures and system redundancy management documentation

  • Supporting system reconfiguration and mode changes

  • Supporting special system operations of a non-routine nature

  • Monitoring several real-time systems and implementing procedures required for control and status of these systems in response to anomalous behavior

  • Monitoring equipment health and status to ensure the highest possible level of mission readiness

  • Continuous core skill improvement training

  • Follow-on advanced operator training

  • System performance improvement tasks involving Perl programming and standard operating procedure modifications

The successful candidate will be trained with the necessary skills and knowledge required for system operations. Upon certification, the operator will continue to develop operational skills, knowledge and problem solving experience for greater technical responsibilities or leadership opportunities with the operations organization.

  • An initial 2-year tour commitment is required.

  • The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive physical and psychological examination prior to beginning this assignment.

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline plus 9 years of relevant technical experience OR Master of Science Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline plus 7 years of relevant technical experience

  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team

  • Experience executing standard operating procedures to provide mission support during command and control of real-time operations systems

  • Willingness to complete a two year overseas tour commitment

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance plus SCI Access is required

  • Willingness to complete a comprehensive physical and psychological examination and security/polygraph screening prior to beginning the assignment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior operations and/or systems engineering experience

  • Experience working in a geographically diverse team and matrix organization

  • Previously completed counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination.

Salary Range: $117,900 - $176,900

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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