Principal Systems Engineer/Architect - Top Secret (Satellite/Space Systems)

Northrop Grumman
Sterling, VA
Nov 25, 2022
Dec 09, 2022
Full Time
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. Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical role in Dulles VA. This Systems Engineering role is responsible for mission onboarding efforts for a space program in the National Security Space business area within the Space Systems Sector. The Mission Onboarding Engineer will perform mission onboarding activities for a ground based service oriented architecture intended to service next generation space capability. The Mission Onboarding Engineer will develop critical mission operations products in support of orbital analysis to include identification and integration of signature limitations and constraints. A successful Mission Onboarding Engineer will have experience creating mission user guides, providing mission liaison support to mission operations, and integrating software systems from different mission segments. This position will expose the candidate to equal parts technical competency, forward thinking ideas, and execution focus. This position requires a functional understanding of ground system networking, private cloud deployments, data and messaging buses, software deployment, and hardware deployment. This position utilizes abilities to interact in an organized and solutions-oriented manner, with external entities who are contributing elements of the integrated ground segment. The candidate will work with cross-discipline team members and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of the program team. *Basic Qualifications: * * Must have US Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance, SCI eligible. * BS degree in Engineering or related technical field and at least 5 years of applicable experience, or an MS Degree and 3 years of applicable experience *Preferred Experience (one or more areas desired):* * Experience with Satellite Ground Systems in the US National Security arena * CONOPS development for Space Based programs. * Knowledge of various mission analysis techniques and software tools. * Space to Ground and Mission Architecture * Understanding of Agile software development practices. * Background working software systems engineering. * On-orbit testing of space systems and testing of integrated ground systems. #VASpace *Salary Range: * $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD 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. *The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority*. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. US Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 . 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 . US Citizenship is required for most positions.

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