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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Satellites System Engineer (Top Secret) - NGSpace in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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.

Works as a member of a four-person team providing orbital analysis support to customer operations planners in development of mission plans. Works as an integral part of the customer mission planning team in providing mission briefings to customer leadership and upper echelon command and control agencies. Performs duty as part of the customer operations team in the development, planning, execution, and analysis of mission plans and tasking. Performs weekly on-call duties once a month ensuring that customer mission planning and operations teams have 24/7 orbital analysis and mission planning support. Provides orbital analysis and engineering support to customer mission debriefings and fault and anomaly resolution activities.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires TOP SECRET clearance with current SCI access.

  • Minimum Education / Experience: 9 Years with Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

  • Must be proficient in the principles and application of orbital mechanics and astrodynamics.

  • Must have an understanding of applied statistics.

  • Must be proficient in coding using the Python programming language.

  • Must be familiar with the principles of orbit determination and uncertainty.

  • Must be able to provide risk assessment and mitigation plans for on-orbit operations.

  • Must be willing to perform on-call duties at least once a month for a week.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience planning maneuvers for on-orbit spacecraft

  • Experience using ground observation data to develop orbit states

  • Technical degree in Physics, Computer Science, Astronautical Engineering, or related field

Salary minimum: $103,680

Salary maximum: $155,520

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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 most positions.

Job Category : Engineering