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Mission Operations Development Engineer

Northrop Grumman | Albuquerque NM 87101 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/15/2019

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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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide mission operations support to NGIS Satellite programs.
  • Support system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones.
  • Work with systems engineers to develop operational documentation for use during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites.
  • Conduct testing using simulators and resolve discrepancies.
  • Work with a small team of engineers in accomplishing Mission Operations Development tasks.
  • Develop and test command procedures, telemetry pages, and other products derived from vendor provided documentation
  • Develop test procedures and test execution for system level, end-to-end tests with the spacecraft.
  • Support mission readiness activities including mission rehearsals, mission timeline development, and post launch test development.
  • Support launch, including shift work, for instrument and spacecraft LEO&A activities.
  • Monitor vehicle state of health across all subsystems.
  • Perform short and long-term telemetry trending.
  • Track space vehicle configuration, to include both hardware, software, and configurable item parameters.
  • Support anomaly resolution efforts.
  • Make modifications to existing operations procedures to incorporate lessons learned from in-flight performance. Develop new procedures as required.
May require shift work and travel up to 20% of the time for simulation and launch support.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering related discipline and 2+ years of related experience
  • Experience with multiple S/C Subsystems (ADCS, CDH, COMM, EPDS, Thermal, FSW)
  • Experience with launch campaigns and spacecraft operations
  • Support all readiness activities to include; Mission Readiness Tests (MRTs), Mission Rehearsals (MRs), Day In The Life (DITL) and daily operations testing.
  • 2years system design experience including the development of system design documents
  • 2years' Experience writing technical documents for external customers
  • Current Active Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree
  • 5years System Design Experience including the development of system design documents
  • Experience working on government systems and/or government process environment
  • Experience working on satellite telecommunications systems.
  • Experience with a requirements management tool (e.g. DOORS)
  • Experience with a configuration management tool (e.g. Clearcase)
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including ability to make persuasive presentations to external customers

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.

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Location Albuquerque, NM, 87101, United States
Categories Engineering

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