Principal Systems Engineer - Flight Dynamics- Satellite/Space Systems

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA
Nov 29, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Full Time
Requisition ID: R10005951 Category: Engineering Location: Dulles - VA, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: None Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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. The Orbit Analyst/Flight Dynamics Engineer performs the following functions: Pre-mission astrodynamics analyses for satellites in various orbit regimes Analyses of satellite and constellation access, coverage, lifetime, and additional trade studies Launch window analysis Maneuver planning and optimization analyses Propellant budgeting analyses, on-orbit fuel requirements, and mission lifetime estimates Satellite rendezvous and proximity operations planning and analyses Orbit determinations to specify tracking system parameters, define the orbital state, and predict orbital events Concept of operations (ConOps) development. Position requires knowledge of spacecraft mission operations. Mission sequence of events definition Participation in mission rehearsals to simulate orbital analysis tasks performed in operations Support mission operations Additional duties may include requirements development, writing complex specifications, interface control documents, and engineering reports from advanced studies, special engineering investigations, and similar activities. 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 candidate should possess strong computing skills with familiarity with at least one of Python, C#, C/C++, Matlab, Visual Basic, or Fortran. Experience with other software systems, development environments, or programming languages is beneficial. Understanding of issues in scientific and numerical computing and developing simulations of physical systems is an asset. Prior experience with STK or ODTK is desired, but not required. The candidate will work with cross-discipline team members and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation experience, and the ability to work with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of the program team. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field, and 5 years of experience in orbital analysis, mission planning and design. Master's in astrodynamics or equivalent and 3 years experience, or a PhD with no experience. Experience with satellite astrodynamics analyses (orbit determination, ephemeris generation, perturbation analysis, maneuver planning, and error analysis) Experience with modern computational and satellite mission analysis software (eg Matlab, STK, OASYS, Copernicus, Quickshot, EMTG, etc.) Preferred Qualifications: Experience in satellite operations, maneuver planning, conjunction assessment Experience performing satellite orbit determination for an operational missions Experience with geostationary stationkeeping Salary Range: 101200 - 151800 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date. 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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