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Northrop Grumman Satellite and Ground System Operator 2/3 (Top Secret/SCI) - Tactical Space Systems Division in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Satellite and Ground Systems Operator

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Satellite and Ground System Operator to be a member of a cross-discipline specialty operations and engineering team located in Colorado Springs, CO responsible for satellite constellation command and control, mission planning, system problem/anomaly resolution, data trending, operational product sustainment and performance analyses. The team also provides program expertise on subsystems engineering and maintains a baseline of operational products for a highly complex system. The candidate will have an active role in shaping the basis of how to execute satellite planning and operations. The candidate should be a self-starter who has a passion for space and wants to be part of a team who shares that passion.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Supporting 24x7 on-orbit operations throughout the flight demonstration phase of a complex space system

  • Providing mission planning expertise to maintain spacecraft/payload and ground system health

  • Developing and enhancing operational procedures, scripts, tools and processes

  • Investigating and diagnosing unexpected system signatures

  • Supporting the coordination and execution of system maintenance tasks across multiple contractor organizations including customer and external system partners

  • Providing training and support to customer personnel and the development of TTPs for the system

Candidate must be self-motivated, able to work in a dynamic team environment and work under general direction while independently determining and developing approaches to solutions.

This requisition is for multiple candidates to be a part of a 24x7 operational crew. Shift work required; multiple positions at varying experience levels will be filled

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Satellite and Ground System Operator 2 level or Principal Satellite and Ground System Operator 3 level.

Basic Qualifications:

Satellite and Ground System Operator 2: Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) and 2-5 years' experience in a related engineering field such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace and/or operations. Degree requirement can be waived with significant (6-9 years) experience on operational space systems.

Salary minimum: $67,520

Salary maximum: $101,280

Principal Satellite and Ground System Operator 3: Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) and 5-9 years' experience in a related engineering field such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace and/or operations. Degree requirement can be waived with significant (10-13 years) experience on operational space systems.

Salary minimum: $83,600

Salary maximum: $125,400

Basic Qualifications (continued):

  • Knowledge and experience in satellite operations activities including command and control, mission planning and ground system operations

  • Current DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI

  • Experience interacting closely with customers in an operational environment

  • Experience supporting mission simulations, scripting, rehearsals and system verification activities

  • Experience with troubleshooting, anomaly resolution and performing analysis on operational systems

  • Ability to develop and maintain operational procedures, products and training materials

  • Ability to work odd and/or extended hours covering a 24/7 period and periodic rotating shifts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity/exposure to orbital mechanics/astrodynamics

  • Experience with rendezvous and proximity operations or formation flight

  • Familiar with astrodynamics tools such as System Tool Kit (STK), FreeFlyer, NASA General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT), Orbit Determination Toolbox (ODTBX)

  • Proficiency with one or more of the following programming languages/tools: MATLAB, Python, SIMULINK, Fortran, Java, C/ C++ Prior aerospace-related work experience for a U.S Government Agency or Contractor

  • Familiarity with satellite subsystems to include attitude control, power management, thermal control, propulsion, command and data handling or flight/ground software

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.

Job Category : Technical Support

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