Principal / Sr. Principal Ground Segment Engineer - 3/4 - NGSpace

Employer
Northrop Grumman
Location
Sterling, VA
Posted
Nov 24, 2020
Closes
Dec 02, 2020
Ref
1454645489
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
GROUND SEGMENT ENGINEER (LUNAR MISSIONS) Location: Houston, TX Since the dawn of the space age, Northrop Grumman has put innovative products and ideas into orbit, on the Moon, and beyond - from systems engineering, spacecraft manufacturing, precision sensors, space instrument design, ground stations development, and revolutionary launch vehicles. Help shape the future of Space exploration as an integral part of the Lunar Missions at Northrop Grumman. Join an organization working to put the first woman and the next man on the moon in 2024 and develop the next steps toward human space missions to Mars through our human habitat in cislunar space. At Northrop Grumman, we are launching careers into orbit. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Northrop Grumman's Space Systems is seeking for an experienced Principal/Sr. Principal System Engineer to join our Integrated Operations Ground Systems team to utilize sound systems engineering practices to architect, develop, implement, and maintain end-to-end spacecraft ground systems. The successful candidate: Manages the requirements, design, and implementation for Human Space Flight ground networks and End-to-End ground systems to support Mission Operations of human spaceflight programs Oversees ground systems subcontractors Interfaces with NASA customer and other project partners to ensure ground segment interoperability Uses Command and Control and Mission Planning software for testing and space operations Supports Control account management (CAM) budgeting activities and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) development Develops and manages development, installation and maintenance of ground software for command & control, monitoring and planning spacecraft activities Supports the installation and maintenance of voice, video and data networks in support of manned spacecraft operations Qualifications: This position may be filled at a Principal or Sr. Principal level depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Basic Qualifications: Principal Ground Segment Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent field and at least 5 years of relevant experience, or Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field and at least 3 years of relevant; or a PhD Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field. Previous experience supporting human spacecraft operations is required Must have US Citizenship Senior Principal Ground Segment Engineer: Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent field and at least 9 years of relevant experience, or Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field and at least 7 years of relevant; or a PhD Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field and at least 4 years of relevant. Previous experience supporting human spacecraft operations is required Must have US Citizenship Preferred Qualifications: Large system test experience Linux advanced user or system administration experience NASA ground systems experience; Mission Control Center (MCC), SCaN, NEN, DSN Script or software development using Python 10 years or more of Systems Engineer experience with an emphasis on spacecraft ground systems hardware and software. 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. US Citizenship is required for most positions.

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