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Northrop Grumman Principal Mission Systems Operations Engineer / Sr. Principal Mission Systems Operations Engineer (Top Secret) - NGSpace in Dulles, Virginia



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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Mission Systems Operations Support Engineer to be a member of a cross-discipline specialty engineering team located in Colorado Springs, CO responsible for operational analysis, 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 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 24x7on-call support to lead the resolution of system issues and anomalies. May involve periodic rotating crew shifts to maintain proficiency.

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 an operational crew. Multiple positions at varying experience levels will be filled


Job Category : Engineering