Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Satellite Ground Systems Analyst in Aurora, Colorado

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The SBIRS team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Ground Systems Analyst based out of Aurora, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

This position is for a Ground Systems Tester on the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Program Ground Segment

Test Team.

  • The ideal candidate will have had practical experience in SBIRS operations as a combat mission ready crew member, instructor and/or evaluator, resource scheduler; problem solving techniques, engineering, and system optimization methods.

  • Analysis of technical change and content of software package, creation/update of System Engineering products (requirements, concepts of operations, interface control documents, system architecture, performance analyses, operational/test instructions).

  • Development of test plans and methodologies, procedures, and the

  • execution of tests in combined operational/test environments.

  • Day-in-the-Life activities, system test support activities,

  • training product development and instructional support.

  • Analyzes and validates software performance, understanding

  • and experience in specifying, collecting, processing and presenting information from potentially several disparate data sets.

  • Generates actionable knowledge from data.

  • Possesses analytical and problem solving skills necessary for quickly

  • developing recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative data from many different types of sources.

  • Ability to identify patterns and higher level information from all the data sources through use of tools and application programming.

  • Understands the general problem space and is confident in explaining the different insights generated from the data.

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You'll bring these qualifications:

  • 10 years with Bachelors; 8 year with Masters; 14 years related experience in lieu of degree

  • Knowledge of satellite ground systems and familiarity with LINUX and Unix

  • Ability to work in an environment with evolving requirements and dynamic schedules

  • Ability to interact effectively with customers and management

  • Ability to work with little or no supervision and learn new systems quickly

  • Current TS/SCI clearance

  • Willing and able to travel between Aurora, Boulder, and Colorado Springs

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Experience as a Systems Tester (or related discipline) for large government programs

  • Knowledge of System Engineering and Test development and execution processes

  • Knowledge of the customer expectations and operational requirements

  • Strong interpersonal/leadership skills and experience

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Discount Program

  • On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)

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