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Northrop Grumman Consulting Systems Engineer - Ground Systems/Mission Planning in Dulles, Virginia

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.

This Consulting Systems Engineer role is located in Dulles, VA, supporting our National Security Space Systems programs that include technical roles at the mission, segment, and component levels. They span the entire program life cycle from early concept studies, design development, system integration/test, launch and early operations, mission operations/sustainment, and system disposal. Programs range from small feasibility studies to medium-sized on-orbit technology demonstrations and large-scale national systems.

Successful candidates for this position will work in a senior technical role supporting development for a next generation ground system in the National Security Systems (NSS) business area. The program is considered to be a center-of-excellence for ground software development that is developing innovative tools to aid operators with planning spacecraft maneuvers and supporting vehicle activities, as well as monitoring mission progress and safety.

The System Engineer duties include:

  • Systems architecture and design

  • Requirements decomposition, verification & validation

  • Mission planning

  • Mentoring, coaching, training, guiding, and advising junior staff

The candidate will work with cross-discipline team members and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation experience, and the ability to work with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of the program team.



Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area and 20+ years of experience, Master's Degree and 18+ years of experience, or a PhD and 15+ years of experience

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with active or current Top Secret/SCI level security clearance

  • Familiarity with spacecraft systems

  • Familiarity with ground systems

  • Systems engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in astrodynamics

  • Software background (Python, C++, Freeflyer)

  • Space vehicle operations experience (mission planning, command & control)

  • Agile management/methodologies

  • 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