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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineer, Sr. Principal – Spacecraft Operations IPT Lead 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 within Space Operations.


  • Provide technical operations input to new business of Residual Use special tests

  • Provide operational input resulting in standup of the Anomaly Resolution Center

  • Manage annual budget for planning, recruiting , and coordination of 9 support personnel for Spacecraft on-orbit operations engineering

  • Schedule and track deliverable products identified on contract

  • Mentor junior engineers on on-orbit operation analysis: provide performance reviews and growth, participate in new hire interviews

  • Review Anomaly Reports and Memograms that are to be presented to operations community

  • Present Quad-charts for program staff and Cost Account Management meetings

  • Present state-of-health briefings to all stakeholders

  • Provide Air Force Satellite Control Network Ops expertise to maintain command and telemetry capability

  • Prepare and approve Contract Data Requirement List (CDRL) documents

  • Lead spacecraft portion of the anomaly resolution process for on-orbit operations

  • Facilitate root-cause investigation and coordinate input from subsystem subject matter experts

  • Facilitate Property management within the space program area

Basic Qualifications:

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

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

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

  • 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.

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