Sr. Staff Systems Engineer - Space/Satellite

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA
Oct 25, 2021
Oct 27, 2021
Full Time
Requisition ID: R10001596 Category: Engineering Location: Dulles - VA, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: None Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America) Travel Required: No Positions Available: 1 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. This Systems Engineering position is an engineering support role in the Tactical Space Systems Division at Northrop Grumman Space Systems located in Dulles, VA. The job responsibilities will be as an individual-contributor and deliverable/product lead within a multi-disciplinary engineering team. Successful candidate will perform traditional Systems Engineering functions, including requirements synthesis and flow-down, verification/validation planning, system trades study support, systems analysis, coordination of design efforts, and management of technical budgets & interface definitions. The candidate must be able to assist in the formulation of system design, definition of concept of operations, and systems analysis for failure mode and effects. The candidate will be responsible for identification of these modes and mitigation through autonomous or operational controls. Responsibilities will also include interaction with program, functional and customer leadership.In this role, the Staff Systems Engineer will perform general systems engineering duties related to fault management, which may include requirements flow down, tracking, verification, and the writing of specifications, interface control documents, and engineering reports from advanced studies, special engineering investigations, and similar activities.The Sr. Staff Systems Engineer, commensurate with level, is expected to operate with a high degree of autonomy and assume and act as a leader / subject matter expert in this role. As such, the candidate must be deeply knowledgeable in aerospace systems, spacecraft subsystems design, or mission operations. Position will also include responsibilities relating to integration, testing, and operational readiness of spacecraft and payloads. Candidate may be called on to assist in new business activities, such as conceptual design and analysis for proposals and funded studies, and may include authoring sections for both.The Sr. Staff Systems Engineer will develop original ideas, elaborate on preliminary design concepts, evaluate completed designs with their program/functional supervisors and other technical groups, and make the necessary design modifications to achieve the best design within the program constraints. The candidate may also develop and coordinate the conduct of test programs required to evaluate design work.Duties: Evaluate design documentation and verification for compliance with customer and internally derived requirements Evaluate design documentation to ensure manufacturability and application of previous lessons learned Evaluate design documentation to provide evidence for requirement verification and hazard control verification closure Support mission operation tasks for Launch, Phasing, Rendezvous, Departure, Secondary Activities, and Disposal / Reentry Evaluate System Level test results and generation reports & review packages Evaluate secondary payload options and perform feasibility studies for system integration of secondary payloads or secondary mission objectives Evaluate cargo loading and removal operations throughout the mission flow Provide support to selected elements of the program Systems Engineering Team Support and deliver SE Products and other deliverables, with a focus on mission success Develop/implement and communicate solutions to routine Engineering problems Contribute to the technical tasks supporting the program Provide systems engineering support for technical reviews Write status and technical performance reviews, analyses and reports Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and 14+ years of systems engineering experience OR an advanced degree in an engineering discipline and 12+ years of systems engineering experience. Experience with design implementation of fault management and/or autonomous systems for aerospace and/or military vehicles Experience with Systems Engineering process Understanding of spacecraft integration & test, launch, and mission operations Aptitude for understanding system and subsystem interactions Preferred Qualifications: Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) leadership experience Experience defining requirements & interfaces Experience developing verification documentation Experience with architecture development Master's degree in a technical discipline Salary Range: 171200 - 256800 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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.

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