Principal Launch Operations Engineer (TS/SCI & Polygraph) - Schriever Space Force Base Schriever Afb, CO

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 Payload and Ground Systems, a division within Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation, redefining engineering capabilities, and driving advances in various sciences through cutting-edge technology. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal Launch Operations Engineer to join our team supporting NOALS/ FROST . This position would be based at Schriever SFB, Colorado Springs, CO.

This role will participate in the team implementation of mission CONOP on the day of launch for the assigned missions.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Achieve proficiency on the operations floor and certification will be maintained as a qualification requirement to provide launch operations support.

  • Identify and recommend solutions for the smooth continuing operation of the network as capacity needs change. Makes corrections to network configurations to ensure efficient operation.

  • Monitors and documents traffic analysis.

  • Monitors all hardware components to ensure terrestrial and satellite network communication facilities operate optimally.

  • Provide internal process improvement initiatives and leadership insight to a team of varied-level engineers.

This position requires being onsite and does not support remote or hybrid work.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; or 0 Years with PhD. An additional 4 years of experience is required in lieu of a degree

  • An active TS/SCI Clearance and adjudicated Polygraph is required

  • Minimum of 1 year of direct flight operations, ground control operations, or ground processing operations experience

  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics relative to ballistic and orbital rocket trajectories

  • Create and follow standardized processes and clearly document results for post-flight analysis to external customers

  • Knowledge of and experience with project management concepts

  • Very proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrable skills in both written/oral communications, including the ability to understand/explain technical concepts in briefing and working group formats

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

  • Self-motivated and able to provide solutions to highly technical problems

  • Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multi-tasking

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Able to work in an operational location with government (civilian and military) personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills and be able to lead discussions and work in a dynamic team environment.

  • Ability to efficiently and independently multi-task in a demanding and deadline-driven environment

  • Knowledge and experience working with Collaborative Task Management tools and process work flow tools

  • Ability to interface effectively management, and other engineering personnel

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

To better support our employee's work/life balance, most NG worksites support a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off. This schedule or other work-hour flexibility options can be determined upon hire.

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. #definingpossible

Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

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.

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.