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Northrop Grumman Site Operations/Systems 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.

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 has an opening for a Site Operations/Systems Engineer to support the operations of a 24x7 critical system located at a field site located in Aurora, CO. This position will include a comprehensive, 20 week training course intended to provide "street to seat" knowledge of a complex operational system of systems. At the completion of this training, the employee will perform a set of 12 hour crew shifts and complete and on-the-job (OJT) checklist to become a certified system controller (SC).

The Site Operations team is seeking an engineer who will be responsible for the following:

  • Development of products and CONOPs for the 24x7 operation of a mission critical system

  • Troubleshooting of real world operations issues

  • Trending of operational data and simulation of products and CONOPs prior to transition to operations

  • Returning systems to an operational state, ensuring the health and safety of the systems while maximizing mission availability

  • Review or development of standard operating procedures that are executed real time on the operational system for standard events and anomaly recoveries

  • Developing scripts and products to automate the operations of complex systems

  • Develop suites of operational products for newly delivered systems

  • Ability and willingness to work rotating 12-hour shifts which will be scheduled Monday - Friday, 5:30am to 5:30 pm, 4 days on, 4 days off including weekends and holidays for 3-9 months at a time

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits .



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; OR a Masters Degree in a STEM discipline with zero (0) years of relevant experience

  • Experience in Linux

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl or Matlab

  • Candidate must possess at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a Single Scope Background Investigation with CI Poly

  • OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

  • Possess a fully adjudicated polygraph

  • Ability to work at least three 12-hour proficiency shifts a month which will be scheduled Monday - Friday, 5:30am to 5:30pm

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability 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 and willingness to work rotating 12-hour shifts, 4 days on, 4 days off including weekends and holidays for 3-9 months at a time

Salary minimum: $77,952

Salary maximum: $116,928

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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 : Engineering