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Principal Systems Engineer - (Space/Satellite) Ground System and Software

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sterling
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. 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.
Join the Ground System team to work with DOD Customers, this systems engineering position will be located in Dulles, VA. The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand and define ground interface, security, and infrastructure requirements for EGS/Enterprise Ground Solutions by defining, adapting, deploying, managing, and maintaining ground Software and communication systems required to operate the mission (pre-launch)
Utilize sound engineering practices to implement, deploy, participate in architecture design, document, manage, and maintain end-to-end Satellite ground system environments to include Dulles Factory and the cloud Factory network accessible from multiple sites including Dulles, VA. This design will be utilized as a template for multiple external Factory nodes across the country. Serve in a system administrator role over the development cloud environment and work to manage the network, roles, users, ground system deployment to include non-NG software, infrastructure and virtualization, and initialization of deployment domains with complex designs. Understanding of mission unique software deployment and dependencies across multiple domains and environments.
Candidate will be able to self-organize and self-direct tasks at hand given high level guidance on program needs. Able to thrive in an environment with less structure and a small team, willing to learn new skills and perform unfamiliar tasks for the benefit of the program and the mission.
Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Windows Administration
  • Linux Administration
  • End-to-end architecture knowledge and documentation
  • Satellite Ground system software infrastructure and deployment
  • Satellite virtual simulation deployment and management
  • Virtualization (ESXi and OpenStack)
  • DevOps Deployment
  • System Administrator experience
  • Active Directory
  • Troubleshooting network diagnostics
  • Firewall diagnostics
  • EGS compliance
  • EGS SDK deployment
  • Terraform and Ansible #novaspace


    Basic Qualifications:
    • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance, SCI eligible.
    • A Bachelor's degree or higher in a STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 5 years of relevant work experience or 3 years of relevant work experience with a Master's degree
    • Familiarity with Freeflyer, STK, or Matlab for mission analysis and mod/sim Preferred Experience (one or more areas desired):
      • 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. 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. Associated topics: equipment, http, information architect, infrastructure, infrastructure architect, network, senior system engineer, server, system architect, systems integration architect

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