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Northrop Grumman Mission Payload Engineer in Aurora, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery.

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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering, Sciences and Technology (ES&T) organization 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!

The SBIRS team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Mission Payload Engineer based out of Buckley AFB in Aurora, CO.

What you'll get to do:

  • Monitor and verify multiple ground and spacecraft systems hardware/software configurations and operational performance.

  • Perform mission event data extraction and analysis, data backups and retrievals and will perform command and control and monitor satellite state-of-health of multiple assets and analyze collected data.

  • The applicant must have the ability to learn and understand satellite sensor subsystem functions and interfaces.

  • Timely problem identification and resolution is a must along with the ability to multi-task in a time-critical environment.

  • Satellite command plan generation and test, telemetry processing, and early on-orbit test experience a plus.

  • Interface with hardware and software peers and government personnel to accomplish customer's mission.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate to performance or due to business needs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science, 3 Years with Masters or 6 years of relevant experience in a lieu of a degree will be considered.

  • Experience performing command and control and monitoring satellite state-of health for multiple assets and experience analyzing collected data.

  • Active Top Secret Security clearance and SCI eligible.

  • The ability to work and travel between 3 locations in Aurora, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, and Azusa, CA is required.

  • Have a basic knowledge of SBIRS Sensors and Ground Operations

  • Candidate must have the ability to develop and implement processes and tools for installation and deployment of products

  • Can identify causes of operating system/application software problems and determine appropriate solutions

  • The position requires the ability to work a continuously rotating shift schedule including weekends and holidays supporting 24/7 operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Satellite command plan generation and test, telemetry experience, and early on orbit testing is a plus.

  • Mission processing experience and performed post event analysis

  • Understand UNIX command language and can perform basic programming in UNIX or PERL

  • Experience with MATLAB for the performance of data analysis and sensor performance

  • Familiar with Satellite Toolkit (STK) software

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

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.

Job Category : Technical Support