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Principal Engineer Field

Northrop Grumman | Fort Greely AK 99731 ??? | Full Time | Posted: 09/20/2019

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill the position of Principal Engineer Field leading a small diverse team of sub-contractors with the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract in support of the Missile Defense Agency.

The qualified applicant will perform as the Lead IDT Technician for the GMD team located at Ft. Greely, Alaska. In this role, you are responsible for oversight of all IFICS Data Terminal (IDT) maintenance scheduling, technical guidance for any anomalies, assisting with and coordinating site upgrades, staffing and professional development the team. The Technician will also have Oversight and maintenance responsibility to the GMD Communication Node Equipment (GCN). The qualified applicant will manage internal as well as customer deliverables and will support process development and improvement. This position requires collaboration and teambuilding across multiple program IPTs, sub-contractors, and extensive customer interface as well as an On-call commitment as directed by the customer for emergency maintenance actions.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate success in applying leadership characteristics to achieve sustainable top performance, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. In this role, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and rewarding innovative behaviors through all levels of the organization.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Interface with the MDA customer on site

  • Maintain GMD assets in a manner of system availability over 99% to the customer

  • Provides performance evaluation input for sub-contractor evaluations, property control, facility, safety, security and daily production and directs the work of employees assigned from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas related to the IDT and GCN.

  • Report all anomalies/ incidents IAW standard maintenance policy and procedures

  • Support customer site visits and provide briefings on upgrades and obsolescence issues.

  • Attend site and program specific meetings, develop slides, charts, and white papers for decision making.

  • Support the Ground Systems (GS) products hardware / software integration, upgrades and repair requirements

  • Conduct software patching and anti-virus updates according to contract and SOW requirements

  • Provides personnel and resource management of 3-6 team members

  • Travel will be required approximately 10% of time.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. or 9 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • 4 years of leadership as a technical lead or related team leadership role or 2 years experience as a manager in a related discipline
  • Active Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain COMSEC and TS/SCI Clearance required.
  • Knowledge of local area networking (LAN) fundamentals with specific experience working with Ethernet routers, switches, and protocols in TCP-IP based communications system.
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and ability to work unsupervised at a remote site and interface with a diverse group.
  • Knowledge of UNIX, SNMP and HP OpenView applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of time as needed.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with HP OpenView products
  • Experience with /understanding of KIV-19 A/M/Taclane operations
  • 2 years IFICS Data Terminal (IDT) hardware/software experience or attended IDT specific schooling
  • Experience with UNIX applications desired.
  • Experience with Defense Satellite Communications systems
  • Process orientation and strong skills in using and following documented processes / checklists.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule to maintain operational capability.
  • Knowledge of military command, control, and communication systems.
  • Strong Communications Skills.
  • Knowledge of maintenance, logistics, and MMICS database desired.
What We Can Offer You:
Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:
Health Plan
Savings Plan
Paid Time Off
Education Assistance
Training and Development
Flexible Work Arrangements
Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.
Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.
Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.
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 statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions

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Location Fort Greely, AK, Unspecified
Categories Engineering

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