Northrop Grumman Sounding Rocket/Target Systems Engineer (Space/Satellite) in Princess Anne, Maryland
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The Systems Engineer (SE) is a position within the NGSS Princess Anne engineering group reporting to the Systems Engineering Manager. Supports the Engineering Departments and the Missions Managers for assigned mission. Responsible for life-cycle process compliance for assigned missions, including requirements analysis and functional allocation, risk identification and mitigation, peer review and pro-active concurrent engineering evaluations, anomaly and non-conformance assessment and resolution support, and any other system level services. Supports the Mission Manager in the assessment of mission requirements, the decomposition of these into overt and derived requirements, and the functional allocation and tracking for them to the engineering disciplines. Reviews mission documentation, processes, and hardware to preclude unwanted systems interactions. Audits designs/drawings, integration/testing activities, risk identification and lessons learned actions, and other operations to ensure compliance with concurrent engineering best practices. Possesses and maintains general knowledge of all sounding rocket systems, interfaces, applications, and interactions. This includes mechanical, electrical power, telemetry, guidance, and vehicle (rocket motor) systems. It also includes ground support equipment, procedures and processes, and launch operations, and other aspects of sounding rocket class vehicles. Rotates chairmanship of peer review panels and investigation boards to insure coverage and diversity of perspectives. Collaborates with Mission Manager, Design Team, Mission Assurance Representatives, and customer to assure mission success.
Support the Mission Manager and Design Team in the development of sounding rocket payloads to meet technical, operational, and other requirements
Applied broad experience in Sounding Rocket hardware and systems include mechanical systems and designs; vehicle (motor) systems and hardware; pneumatics and attitude control systems; electrical power, instrumentation, and telemetry systems.
Maintains Engineering/Mission Operations life-cycle processes
Maintains requirements identification and functional allocation
Maintains integrated risk identification and mitigation activities
Reviews and audits design processes and documentation, including non-conformances
Reviews and audits manufacturing and integration processes and documentation
Reviews and audits sequence testing and environmental testing processes and documentation
Researches lessons learned applicable to the assigned mission and informs design team
Briefs at milestone reviews on configuration status, lessons applied, and systems issues
Chairs review panel for milestone meetings and issues action items
Chairs anomaly investigations boards for missions as assigned (not for own missions)
Chairs post-flight debriefs and reviews, and populates lessons-learned databases
Coordinates and approves technical Mission Close-Out Reports for each assigned mission
Bachelors in Science degree and 5 years of experience or 3 Years with Masters; Educational emphasis electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, or systems engineering.
Work experience in rocket hardware, systems, or technical operations.
Broad exposure to propulsion, structures, electronics, guidance, flight analysis, and vehicle systems.
Very organized, focused, thorough, self-motivated, and persistent. Attention to details and facts, with ability to assess and evaluate material, data, and information.
Ability to work well with others including clerical, technical, and professional personnel. Competent with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Competent in mathematical applications such as MATLAB or Mathematica.
Familiar with computer aided design tools consistent with applicants background such as Solidworks or OrCad.
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Job Category : Engineering