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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineer, Sr. Principal – Early Orbital Operations in Redondo Beach, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Systems Engineer, Sr. Principal Early Orbital Operations.

This position will be responsible for leading early orbit operations for a satellite flight payload. The effort includes planning, coordination and provision of system engineering resources to support Mission Dress Rehearsal, Launch Base Confidence Test, and satellite launch operation events to include early orbit raising. This position is also responsible for planning and execution of the Satellite Payload Activation Exercise and On-Orbit Payload Activation events.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 9+ years of experience of Systems Engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment OR

  • Master's degree from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 7+ years of experience of Systems Engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment OR

  • PhD from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 4+ years of experience of Systems Engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment

  • Candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government DoD security clearance at the Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years.

  • Experience and knowledge of satellite payload subsystems, turn-on, and initialization is required. Must have experience with on-orbit satellite operations, satellite payload turn-on, software uploads, and initialization.

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 : Engineering

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