Principal / Sr Principal Engineer Systems - Mission CONOPS Lead Redondo Beach, CA

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.

The Mission Operations (MOPS) team is looking for a new CONOPS lead to spearhead the CONOP development and definition of mission concept of operations for a space vehicle design in a multi-faceted operational scenario through both Launch and Early Orbit phase through Operations and Sustainment.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Lead CONOP development activities in a dynamic environment while coordinating across IPTs to ensure a fully integrated approach to mission operations

  • Planning and coordinating with both SMEs and external suppliers technical data for system level operations

  • Coordinating with other IPTs on various ops products (e.g. MARS, MODs, ROPs, .jas scripts, L&C Databases)

This position can be filled at either a Principal Systems Engineer or a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer level

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD for Principal Systems Engineer; OR 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD for Sr. Principal System Engineer

  • Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have participated on mission operations, operations training, or on-orbit/early orbit test activities, have experience authoring or working closely with operational procedures & ops products.

  • Experience or is comfortable with learning working with Jira, Markdown, Bitbucket and Git.

Salary Range: $104,600 - $157,000

Salary Range 2: $129,700 - $194,500

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.

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