Mission Engineering Lead - TS/SCI Required (Satellite/Space Systems)Dulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10162313

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SCI

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • 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.

Do you want to lead a Mission Engineer team for an exciting new sector priority win? If so, we need you to help to build, develop, and manage mission engineers for the M1 mission. In addition, you will be responsible for identifying NSS resource needs (people, tools, areas, support services) and working with stakeholders to address these needs across multiple space divisions.

You will be responsible for:

  • Lead a team analyzing a dynamic classified mission with the M1 Advanced Program team of approximately 6 individuals across the country

  • Ability to capture core concepts and instructional needs from a large amount of technical data (ground and space hardware) and communicate technical concepts to an audience of non-subject matter experts with varying levels of domain experience

  • Be self-directed and able to envision the end state of the product and take initiative to drive product development to closure

  • Educate leads, customers, and engineers on mission capability, analysis, and CONOPS

  • Understand a mission of heterogenous satellites with maturing automation for commanding & telemetry and mission planning

  • Develop analysis products that aligns with agile software development and delivery

  • Maintain weekly engagements with the mission community on the status of the training program and own responses to customer actions

  • Leads space mission system element design, capability assessment, mission threads, interfaces, verification/validation planning, and mission integration functions during system development

  • Leads demonstration and delivery of mission effects during operations, and provides long term sustainment and mission augmentation support over the life of the mission.

  • Performs system-of-system trades, modeling, simulation and analysis to assess space mission architecture alternatives for delivering a Customer mission effect, data or capability as it fits within a broader campaign

  • Performs analysis-of-alternatives and synthesizes mission elements to lead to a cohesive space mission solution. Space mission architecture trades may include orbits, launch vehicles, space vehicles, payloads, ground segment, mission planning, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), Design Reference Missions (DRM), system security and external interfaces

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in a Technical Field with 12 years’ experience or equivalent experience with Master’s Degree or PhD in a Technical Field

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with active or current TSSCI Clearance

  • Understanding of Systems Engineering principles and practices

  • Experience with developing and presenting briefing slides to senior leaders and executive level personnel

  • Ability to work as part of a distributed multi-disciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in M1 mission design, satellite ground software, distributed modeling & simulation

  • Ability to architect with MBSE and tie analysis products to model behavior

  • Understanding of system of system architecture designs the interplay between various national security customers and products

  • Experience in scripting languages and modeling tools (e.g. Python, STOL, VBA, STK, etc)


Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

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.