Principal Operations Systems Engineer (*Active TS/SCI and adjudicated CI Poly required)Aurora, CO

Requisition ID: R10159293

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • 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 Payload and Ground Systems, a division within Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation, redefining engineering capabilities, and driving advances in various sciences through cutting edge technology. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce, and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Operations Systems Engineer to join our team supporting our Rushmore program. This position would be based in the Aurora, Colorado area at Buckley AFB.

This role performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of the total system product to include concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Development of products and CONOPs for the 24x7 operation of a mission-critical system

  • Troubleshooting of real-world operations issues

  • Trending of operational data and simulation of products and CONOPs before transition to operations

  • Returning systems to an operational state, ensuring the health and safety of the systems while maximizing mission availability

  • Review or develop standard operating procedures that are executed real-time on the operational system for standard events and anomaly recoveries

  • Developing scripts and products to automate the operations of complex systems

  • Develop suites of operational products for newly delivered systems

This position requires being onsite and does not support remote or hybrid work.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 Years of relevant experience with a completed Bachelor's-STEM** degree; 3 Years of relevant experience with a completed Masters's-STEM** degree; 0 Years of relevant experience with a completed Ph.D.-STEM**

  • **A completed STEM degree is required to be considered for this role [STEM degree = Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics]

  • Must have an Active/Current TS/SCI level DoD security clearance AND an adjudicated CI Polygraph to be considered

  • Willingness to work a non-traditional work week that will include occasional 12-hour shifts and weekends

  • Experience in Linux

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl or MATLAB

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior operations and/or systems engineering experience

  • Experience working in a geographically diverse team and matrix organization

  • Experience with Atlassian tool suite (e.g. Confluence, JIRA, etc.)

  • Experience with Linux OS and scripting tools

  • Experience working with mission users

To better support our employee’s work/life balance, most NG worksites support a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off. This schedule or other work-hour flexibility options can be determined upon hire.

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. #definingpossible

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.