Northrop Grumman Principal / Sr Principal Engineer Systems (Top Secret Clearance) in Gilbert, Arizona
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This position can be filled as a Principal Engineer (level 3) or Sr Principal Engineer (level 4).
Duties include contributing to and leading specific mission, ground, or space vehicle systems engineering activities. This may include requirements flow down, tracking, verification, and the writing complex specifications, interface control documents, and engineering reports from advanced studies, special engineering investigations, and similar activities. Tasks may also include harness interface design, Command and Telemetry database development, and space vehicle configuration modeling. The candidate must be knowledgeable in aerospace systems, spacecraft subsystems design, and mission operations. Advanced analyses relating to mission and technical problems may be required. Position will also include responsibilities relating to integration, testing, and operational readiness of spacecraft and payloads. The role may include interfacing with external customer technical representatives, internal engineering associates and program management and may also involve technical responsibility for subcontracted flight components. Candidate may be called on to assist in new business activities such as conceptual design and analysis for proposals and funded studies and may include authoring sections for both.
Desired experience may include Requirements Management Tools such as DOORS, Cradle, or CORE, and various analysis engineering tools such as MATLAB, MATHCAD, and STK. Actual spacecraft operations and related ground systems expertise is always a plus. Additional experience in any of the following areas is also desired: orbital mechanics, power systems modeling, avionics or digital electronics design, telecommunications design, risk analysis, thermal engineering, or integration and testing (either at the spacecraft or payload level). Knowledge of Launch Vehicles, System Safety, System Reliability, Contamination Control, EMI, Space Environments (Radiation, Surface Charging, etc.), and Human Factors is also desired.
Bachelors degree or higher in an Engineering or STEM related field.
Active or current Top Secret clearance
Technical experience in systems engineering and integration of space systems
Required experience for Principal Engineer (level 3):
- Minimum 5 years experience in aerospace systems design, development, manufacture, test or operations.
Required experience for Sr Principal Engineer (level 4):
- Minimum 9 years experience in aerospace systems design, development, manufacture, test or operations.
Ability to lead the system engineering aspects of a small study or hardware deliverable
Ability to lead the development of a new spaceflight component or capability as part of an IR&D project
Ability to specify, manage and verify space system interfaces
Ability to develop and manage space system resource budgets for power, mass, pointing, and RF links
Experience as a task/ team lead or role of a cognizant engineer for a flight component or subsystem
Experience with system engineering requirement tools (Cradle, CORE or DOORS) and processes
Experience in requirements development and management processes
Experience in development and maintenance of interface control documents and related processes
Experience in space system testing and evaluation (flight and ground testing)
Experience with various technical analysis tools such as MATLAB and STK
Experience in any of the following areas is also desired: orbital mechanics, orbital debris modeling, spacecraft attitude control, power systems and modeling, avionics or digital electronics design, risk analysis, optics, communications, rocket propulsion, thermal engineering, or spacecraft integration and testing
Experience with Mission Operations for spacecraft
Knowledge of Launch Vehicles, System Safety, System Reliability, Contamination Control, EMI, Space Environments (Radiation, Surface Charging, etc.), and Human Factors is also desired.
Experience and/or training in project scheduling Earned Value Management Systems
TS/SSBI desired for certain positions
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Job Category : Engineering