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Northrop Grumman Orbital Analyst 2 in Schriever AFB, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative

technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The NOALS team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as an Orbital Analyst

based out of Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Orbit analysis, orbit product generation and product distribution functions supporting daily orbit activities, launch nominal planning and day of launch activities.

  • Perform daily orbital determination and analysis functions for customer-supported space systems. Provide orbit data to execute numerous satellite contacts a day and also provide orbit data to external users.

  • Perform orbital engineering tasks required to support launch operations including sensor coverage and telemetry collection planning using link margin analysis and other tools, predicting trajectory and estimating the final orbit.

  • Participate in Orbit Analysis technology insertion initiatives.

  • Participate in program to customer interface requirements definition. Interface with external users to ensure program and customer mission success.

  • Interface with external customers to maintain tracking station location, obscura, and Transmit Inhibit Zone data.

  • Participate in testing efforts of newly upgraded tracking stations. Participate in customer education of basic astrodynamics.

  • Support and perform future Orbit Analyst software and hardware upgrades leading to the automation of many of the Orbit Analyst functions supporting both daily OA activities and OA launch support activities.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree within a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited college with 2 years' relevant experience, or a Masters Degree with zero (0) years' relevant experience

  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

  • Willing to submit and obtain a C.I. Polygraph

  • Successful applicant must have good organizational skills and the ability to handle multi-tasking

  • Ability to identify and achieve multiple milestones spread across various calendars and schedule

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Ability to create and follow standard processes and clearly document results

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, demonstrated by frequent and successful application of technical standards, theories, concepts, and techniques

  • Proven teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interface effectively with users, customers, management, and other engineering personnel

  • Knowledge and experience with satellite command & control theories and methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI access with C.I. Polygraph

  • Capable of evaluating established and emerging technologies for applicability to architectural initiatives

  • Experience in executing the project life cycle of requirements analysis, design, hardware and/or software development, integration, test, and sustainment

  • Experience in evaluating viability of vendor and government-provided HW/SW as part of technology/product trade studies

  • Experience with project management and requirements analysis and requirements management

  • Knowledge and experience in systems engineering methodology and related engineering processes

  • Knowledge of communications (network and RF) topologies, including SGLS, K and X band design

  • Understanding of Satellite C2 architectures and related state of art in emerging C2 systems

  • Knowledge and experience with STK, ODTK, Matlab and other COTS products

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.

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Salary Range: $67,520 - $101,280

Job Category : Engineering