Principal / Sr. Principal Program Integrator (TS/SCI & Polygraph Required) - Schriever Space Force Base Colorado Springs, CO

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal Program Integrator or Sr. Principal Program Integrator to be a member of the PI team on the NRO Operations and Launch Support (NOALS) contract at Schriever AFB, CO. The Program Integrator will be responsible for satellite program integration with NOALS mission systems and serve as the primary point-of-contact for internal and external customers. Integration activities include requirements identification, launch and early orbit, vehicle disposal, CONOP development, mission analysis, and on-console operations. Our ideal candidate will also provide program expertise on engineering subsystems and have an active role in shaping the basis of how to execute planning and operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary interface to selected classified programs.

  • Ensures Program satisfaction for provided services.

  • Maintains and develops expertise on SCN operations.

  • Evaluates, refines, integrates, and validates Program requirements, determines CONOPS and ensures systems and operational techniques meet Program needs.

  • Advocates for operations requirements with system engineering and ensures engineering implementations meet operational needs.

  • Prioritizes engineering requirements and ensures staged implementation of solutions meets Program timelines.

  • Provides satellite operations expertise to a broad array of engineering, development, integration, and strategic initiatives.

  • Provide for the planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation for satellite and launch vehicle rehearsals, exercises, and compatibility tests.

  • Prepares and reviews operational, anomaly, contingency, and training support procedures.

  • Performs operations as a mission planner or satellite systems operator in support of testing and real time operations during acquisition, launch and early orbit, on-orbit, and disposal phases of flight.

  • Performs as a mission analyst for mission pre-pass planning and scheduling.

  • Reviews data and historical files and logs of operational supports for investigation of operational issues

  • Develops day-of-launch, on-orbit, and disposal CONOPS for assigned spacecraft missions.

  • Leads discussions and work in a dynamic team environment that includes spacecraft and launch vehicle manufacturers.

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

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

  • Identify, track, and achieve multiple milestones spread across various calendars and schedules.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This position can be staffed at a level 3 or 4, based on the basic qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3: Bachelor's and 5 years of experience, or Masters and 3 years, An additional 4 years of experience required in lieu of a degree.

  • Level 4 : Bachelor's and 9 years of experience, or Masters and 7 years, An additional 4 years of experience required in lieu of a degree.

  • Active TS/SCI Security with active/current polygraph is required to start.

  • Minimum of 3 years of direct flight operations, ground control operations, or ground processing operations experience in both satellite and SCN operations

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

  • Experience in systems engineering, system test, and/or software/hardware/database development efforts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in systems engineering methodology and related engineering processes.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with satellite command and control theories and methodologies

  • Extensive knowledge of communications (network and RF) topologies, including SGLS, S, K and X band design

  • Knowledge and experience working with Collaborative Task Management tools and process workflow tools.

  • Achieve and maintain certification in daily spacecraft operations (certification will be maintained as a requirement to provide surge support to operations)

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

  • Ability to efficiently and independently multi-task in an extremely demanding and deadline-driven environment.

  • Interface effectively with management and other engineering personnel

  • Provide proven solutions to highly technical problems.

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills.

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

Salary Range 2: $107,000 - $160,400

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.

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