Northrop Grumman Deputy Mission Operations Lead 5 (Top Secret/SCI) - Tactical Space Systems Division in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Deputy Mission Operations Lead Roles and Responsibilities
The Deputy Mission Operations Lead is the on-site lead for all Mission Operations personnel assigned to the execute operations for the program in Colorado Springs, CO reporting to Mission Operations Lead located in Dulles, VA. S/He will also provide direction as needed for other Integrated Operations Directorate personnel during program development activities and other functional personnel supporting specific activities as listed below.
The DMOL has responsible for 5 major areas:
Facility (operations center) readiness - primary interface for customer personnel to ensure operations center requirements are understood and hardware and software is installed and properly configured to support operations activities. Work with Mission Operations Lead (MOL) and Program Leadership as appropriate.
Staffing and personnel readiness - work with the functional and program leadership (including Sr Manager, Mission Operations Development) to ensure all COS Mission Operations staffing requirements for the program set are identified and met. Create ops team staffing plans and ensure all personnel are trained, certified and tasked appropriately. Communicate with other functional managers related to mission staffing needs and training/certification requirements. Ensure recurring training and certification/re-certification are completed.
Product readiness - assist MOL to ensure operational products are ready for readiness events and operations. Interface with program and customer personnel related to schedules and deliveries. Ensure all operational products are tested and ready for delivery. Assess product readiness and take action as required.
Programmatics - support MOL providing critical and periodic status to program and functional leadership; develop required metrics and respond to issues and/or variances as necessary; support CCB process. Interface with customers and brief at milestone events per PMO direction.
Operations - support operations and readiness events as Mission Director or other designated mission role. Manage anomaly resolution process by coordinating review boards and interface with customers and PMO. Help identify, track and resolve any PRs or AIs resulting from mission activities. The DMOL should participate in the review or development of documents affecting operations in all phases of the mission. A list of typical program documents produced are as follows:
Operations Process Documents: Operations Development Plan
Concept of Operations
Mission Operations Plan
Discrepancy Report & Plan
Anomaly Review Board and Plan
Lifecycle Sustainment Plan
Training Documentation & Plan
Reference material: Satellite Operations Handbook
Spacecraft System Summary
Telemetry and Command Handbook
Test and operational procedures: Sequence of Events
In-Orbit Test Plan
In-Orbit Test Procedure
MOC Compatibility Test Plan
MOC Compatibility Test Procedure
Console Operations Procedures (including scripts and tlm pages)
Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) and 14-20 years' experience in a related engineering field such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace and/or operations OR a Masters Degree (STEM) with 12 years' of experience; 9 years of experience with a PhD. .
Hands on experience in the planning & execution of real-time spacecraft commissioning activities for commercial, NASA and/or DoD space missions
Thorough understanding of space system components and spacecraft subsystems
Integration and test of new ground hardware and software components into existing infrastructures
Familiarity with Mission Operations Center architectures and interfaces
Familiarity with space system operational documentation
Experience leading teams of operators or engineers in execution of complex missions
Ability to communicate technical topics to senior company and customer representatives
Existing TS/SCI required
Experience in the design/development/test/system engineering of ground system architectures
Development and testing of real-time executable mission operations procedures and executable scripts
Managing cost and schedule; Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience a plus
Performing data flow testing including ground stations & Mission Operations Centers
Space system simulator and test bed operations
Space system engineering activities such as requirements management, I&T, architecture, software development of flight/ground software
Generating and managing technical staff and staffing plans
Development of training plans or curriculum for space systems
Salary minimum: $141,440
Salary maximum: $212,160
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Job Category : Engineering