Principal/Mission Operations Development Engineer - Space Systems (Gilbert AZ)Gilbert, AZ

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Essential Functions:

The Integrated Operations Development group is looking for a Mission Operations Engineer to join a growing team. This position is for a full-time technical role located on our Gilbert, AZ campus.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Provide mission operations support to NGSS Satellite programs.

  • Support system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones.

  • Work with systems engineers to develop operational documentation for use during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites.

  • Conduct testing using simulators and resolve discrepancies.

  • Support the development and testing of procedures, scripts, telemetry pages, and other products derived from vendor provided documentation.

  • Develop test procedures and test execution for system level, end-to-end tests with the spacecraft.

  • Support mission readiness activities including mission rehearsals, mission timeline development, and post launch test development.

  • Support launch, including shift work, for instrument and spacecraft checkout activities.

  • Monitor vehicle state of health across all subsystems.

  • Perform short and long-term telemetry trending.

  • Track space vehicle configuration, to include both hardware, software, and configurable item parameters.

  • Support anomaly resolution efforts.

  • Make modifications to existing operations procedures to incorporate lessons learned from in-flight performance. Develop new procedures as required.

  • Provide status reporting through both the functional and program reporting branches.

  • Provide support to multiple programs.

  • Maintain standards associated with the established Integrated/Developmental Operations functional group processes.

  • Support internal and external customer meetings through proficient verbal and documented (MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel) communications.

  • Possess outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including ability to make persuasive presentations to external customers at milestone reviews

  • May require shift work and travel ~ 20% of the time for simulation/rehearsal and launch support.

This position can be filled at a level 2 or level 3.

Basic Qualifications:

Engineer (level 2)

  • For Engineer Level: Bachelor's degree in engineering or related STEM field

  • 2 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with at least one S/C Subsystem (ADCS/GNC, command and data handling, communications, power, Thermal, flight software, orbital planning, and dynamics, etc.)

  • System engineering experience or significant classwork in system engineering or system design

  • Experience writing technical documents for internal or external customers

  • Experience with scripting

  • Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance

  • Experience with LabView and Simics

  • Experience in an operational environment

Principal Engineer (level 3)

  • For Principal Level: Bachelor's degree in engineering or related STEM field

  • 5 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with at least one S/C Subsystem (ADCS/GNC, command and data handling, communications, power, Thermal, flight software, orbital planning, and dynamics, etc.)

  • System engineering experience or significant classwork in system engineering or system design

  • Experience writing technical documents for internal or external customers

  • Experience with scripting

  • Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance

  • Experience with LabView and Simics

  • Experience in an operational environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work within a group of diversified individuals with varying backgrounds to achieve mission success.

  • Support of readiness activities to include Mission Readiness Tests (MRTs), Mission Rehearsals (MRs), Day In The Life (DITL) and daily operations testing.

  • Experience with spacecraft launch campaigns

  • Familiarity with training and certification programs for space system operators

  • Experience working on government systems and/or government process environment

  • Current Active Security Clearance (TS/SCI)

  • Prior experience conducting on-orbit mission operations or resolving satellite/ground system anomalies

  • Experience with PERL scripting

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

Medical

Dental & Vision coverage

401k

Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.

Link: www.northropgrumman.com/benefits

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Salary Range: $75,000 - $103,000

Salary Range 2: $92,000 - $130,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.