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Sr. Principal Engineer Systems - National Security Space - 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.
The Tactical Space Systems Division organization has an opening for a Senior Systems Engineer in Dulles, VA. A successful candidate for this position will work in a systems technical role for the Ammolite program in the National Secruity Space business area within the Space Systems Division at NG Space. This Systems Engineer is responsible for instrumenting the following tools for the program:

  • Development and release of an agile and automated verification article management tool (to verify Space Vehicle compliance) that allows for easy requirement mapping, upload and update to verification artifacts, access to all mission partners and customer, status of metrics to customer, and sending as End-Item-Data-Packages (EIDP) to customer. This tool shall be scalable for many parallel SV products in flow.
  • Development and release of an agile and automated tool to track, manage, and upload facility environments data of the satellite manufacturing facility (SMF) throughout the Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T) phase of the Ammolite Program. The candidate will also participate in the following activities: systems analysis and trades, coordinating space segment engineering activities, engineering baseline management, interface management, requirements/V&V management, integration & test campaign and design integration support, subcontractor technical oversight, preparing/presenting SE material at all major reviews and PMRs and interfacing with the customer and SETAs on all space segment technical issues. The SE team will requirements, verification, and design support for a complex, multi-SV integration and test production flow.
    Responsibilities/Duties may include:
    • Lead development and release of software tools used by many multidiscipline engineering and mission partner teams.
    • Provide major support to the entire space segment technical team.
    • Work with requirements and verification team through design reviews and AI&T activities, with proper sell off to customer
    • Lead development of agile verification model to automate V&V of multiple SV builds
    • Troubleshoot and develop solutions to complex problems that the program may encounter.
    • Develop, author and/or provide input to major program data products and other deliverables.
    • Technical management of program elements
    • Cost accounting management of systems engineering WBS
    • Planning and conduct of technical reviews and technical baseline
    • Writing status and technical performance reviews and reports Written and Verbal Communication:
      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.
        • Must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), and 10 years of applicable experience, or a Master's Degree and 8 years of applicable experience.
        • The candidate must have experience in software development and release.
        • Extensive technical experience in systems engineering and integration of complex systems, including space systems development, manufacture, test or operations, including previous technical or project leadership positions
        • Ability to work with and lead a diverse multi-discipline Engineering team
        • Demonstrated experience working with external and internal mission partners
        • Demonstrated experience maturing a space product through requirement maturation over the design cycle of a program
        • Demonstrated experience developing and executing a verification/validation plan Preferred Qualifications:
          • Experience with satellites and space systems.
          • Experience with hardware and software simulators.
          • Experience with test scripting.
          • Proven ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders.
          • Proven ability to communicate with mission partners and technical stakeholders. 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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