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Northrop Grumman Operations Systems Controller (Systems Engineer) (Alice Springs, AU) in International Posting,

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 is seeking an Operations Systems Controller (Systems Engineer) looking to work as a member of an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) crew on a rotating 12-hr shift schedule at a field site located in Alice Springs, AU.

The Operations Crew Department is seeking an engineer who will be responsible for the following:

  • Monitoring system and subsystem operation and performance and preparing periodic status reports

  • Investigating and responding to all indications of anomalous system performance

  • Assisting in the preparation and review of standard operations procedures and system redundancy management documentation

  • Supporting system reconfiguration and mode changes

  • Supporting special system operations of a non-routine nature

  • Monitoring several real-time systems and implementing procedures required for control and status of these systems in response to anomalous behavior

  • Monitoring equipment health and status to ensure the highest possible level of mission readiness

  • Continuous core skill improvement training

  • Follow-on advanced operator training

  • System performance improvement tasks involving Perl programming and standard operating procedure modifications

The successful candidate will be trained with the necessary skills and knowledge required for system operations. Upon certification, the operator will continue to develop operational skills, knowledge and problem solving experience for greater technical responsibilities or leadership opportunities with the operations organization.

An initial 2-year tour commitment is required.

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation.

The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive physical and psychological examination prior to beginning this assignment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) from an accredited institution and two (2) years of relevant technical experience in any engineering field such as mechanical, electrical, computer science, or optical engineering

  • Experience executing standard operating procedures to provide mission support during command and control of real-time operations systems

  • Active Top Secret/SCI or DoD Top Secret with an SSBI and counterintelligence polygraph examination

  • Willingness to complete a two year overseas tour commitment

  • Willingness to complete a comprehensive physical and psychological examination and security/polygraph screening prior to beginning the assignment

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