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Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Systems - Integration & Test - Space/Satellite - Top Secret

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.
This position is located in Dulles, VA supporting Northrop Grumman's Tactical Space Systems National Security Space programs which include technical roles at the mission, segment, subsystem and component levels. They span the entire program life cycle from early concept studies, design development, system integration/test, launch and early operations, mission operations/sustainment and system disposal. Programs range from small feasibility studies to medium-sized on orbit technology demonstrations and large-scale national system programs.
The Systems I&T Engineer responsibilities includes both individual-contributor and leadership roles, within a multi-disciplinary engineering and I&T team. This key position is product-oriented as well as process oriented.
Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct Systems engineering & technical responsibility for the integration & processing of the assigned SV and the associated GSE.
  • Will report to the Lead Systems Engineer, and Program Manager as appropriate and will not communicate directly with Customer without LSE & PMO approval.
  • Primary responsibility is to work with the I&T team to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient testing of the SV at MSAT. Responsible for understanding the SV configuration prior to and during each test event, and to ensure that the SV configuration is safe and appropriate for the planned testing.
  • Along with other members of the I&T team, this positions has the authority & responsibility to "hold" SV operations or events which he/she deems to be a potential risk to flight hardware or personnel (e.g., insufficient resources, procedure/change-control issues, GSE problems, facility factors, too many unknowns).
  • Will coordinate with the I&T Manager and the I&T Electrical, RF and Mechanical Engineering leads, and participate in the program I&T daily planning meetings. The VRE is the designated "engineering parent" of the SV, and thus will have a major role in all decision-making related to SV processing in I&T.
  • Will coordinate with the Flight Assurance Lead and the LSE to support all SV NCRs (FRBs) and script DRs. Will support investigation, design/procedure/product review, failure isolation, trouble shooting and regression testing for all SV NCRs through the FRB process.
  • Will support shift work during SV I&T as required. The nominal SV I&T schedule is 1 shift and 3 shifts during SVTV. May be required to work 9/80 Fridays in order to maintain schedule. Weekend work should be expected during environmental testing and when the SVs are outside the program area.
  • I&T schedule conflicts/changes will be managed by the PMO and I&T Manager, with input from both the LSE and the VREs. All I&T processing will be coordinated through program Security.
  • Will regularly update vehicle status to supplement I&T tracking and report actions or blockers that may be missed or flown directly from engineering changes (this status is still not meant to be exhaustive or replace I&T tracking). 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.
    At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

    As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
    • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
    • 401k
    • Educational Assistance
    • Life Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
    • Paid Time Off
    • Health & Wellness Resources
    • Employee Discounts This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
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      Qualifications:

      Basic Qualifications:
      • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret/SCI level clearance
      • 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
      • Position may be hired at a higher level with a Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of experience or Master's Degree and 7 years of experience
      • Experience with space vehicle integration and test, system development, design and testing, including managing system interfaces to integrate sub-systems
      • Experience leading multi-disciplined development teams
      • Experience with resource tracking and program management Preferred Qualifications:
        • Experience with agile hardware and software development
        • Experience in design for manufacturing
        • Experience in development of engineering processes and documentation, configuration control and related processes
        • Experience in system testing and evaluation including test data analyses, non-conformance investigations and closure and root cause/corrective action methods 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. Associated topics: security clearance, security investigation, single scope background investigation, ssbi, top secret, ts

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