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Northrop Grumman Operations Support Engineer (Aurora, CO) in Aurora, Colorado

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 systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman 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 SSSD is seeking an Operations Support Engineer to be a member of a cross-discipline specialist engineering team located in Aurora, CO .

The Operations Support Engineer is responsible for system problem/anomaly resolution support, data trending, operational product updates, and performance analyses. The team also provides program expertise on engineering subsystems and maintains a baseline of operational products for a complex system.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Development and improvement of operations procedures or processes

  • Development and improvement of operational scripts, including unit testing and system testing

  • Investigation and diagnosis of unexpected system signatures

  • Supporting the coordination and execution of system maintenance tasks and coordinating across multiple contractor organizations including customer and external system partners to diligently accomplish all tasks

  • Providing 24x7on-call support to lead the resolution of system issues and anomalies.

  • May involve periodic rotating crew shifts to maintain proficiency


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with two (2) years relevant professional experience within an aerospace engineering role

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: Radio Frequency (RF), Digital, Power, Thermal, Dynamics, Control, and/or Communications systems design and operational use

  • Familiarity and practical use with one or more of the following: Matlab, Python and Perl scripting languages

  • Familiarity with Linux

  • Must be able to work as an effective member of a badgeless team, be self-motivated, and work under general direction while independently determining and developing approaches to solutions

  • Ability to utilize MS Office Tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to execute responsibilities as needed within role (presentations, internal/external communications, data collection, etc.)

  • Demonstrated background in one or more relevant engineering disciplines

  • Ability to develop and maintain operational procedures, products and training materials

  • Ability to work odd and/or extended hours covering a 24/7 period and periodic rotating 12-hour shifts

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a DoD Top Secret or DoE Q clearance with a SCI or SSBI prior to hire date

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with troubleshooting and performing analysis on operational systems

  • Experience with Radio Frequency (RF), Digital, Power, Thermal, Dynamics, Control, and/or Communications systems design and operational use

  • Experience and practical use with Matlab, Python and Perl scripting languages

  • Experience with Linux

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Job Category : Engineering