Mission Architect – Space Security Missions – Top Secret (Space/Satellite Systems), Dulles, VA +1 More

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Requisition ID: R10084892
Category: Engineering
Location: Dulles, VA, USA +1 more
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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.

Join the Tactical Space Systems Division Mission Systems Engineering organization in a strategic role as a senior Mission Systems Architect ( Space Security mission area), to support critical national security programs at our Dulles, VA campus or our Gilbert, AZ campus.  These roles are responsible for leading mission across the entire system development life cycle in the national security business area.

As a Mission Systems Architect within the Tactical Space Systems Division, you will conduct trades and make key decisions that define the mission and configuration for space programs of critical importance to the nation. You will perform trade studies that impact the scope and capability of our nations space assets. In this role, you will help transform the landscape of space engineering in our restricted and unrestricted customer areas. Our main business locations include, but are not limited to Dulles, VA, Gilbert, AZ and Colorado Springs, CO. There is some flexibility on work locations near other NG hubs.

Our Mission Architects have several key roles

Lead, plan, and manage mission utilization of complex space systems and capabilities. 
Performs system-of-system trades, modeling, simulation, and analysis to assess space mission architecture alternatives for delivering a customer mission effect, data or capability as it fits within a broader campaign.
Performs analysis-of-alternatives and synthesizes mission elements to lead to a cohesive space mission solution. Space mission architecture trades may include orbits, launch vehicles, space vehicles, payloads, ground segment, mission planning, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), Design Reference Missions (DRM), system security and external interfaces.
Perform system analysis, design optimization, system performance assessments, and operations analysis work in support of integrated mission analysis for current and potential customers. 
Track Measures of Performance, Measures of Effectiveness and define other metrics to ensure capabilities meet customer needs and objectives.  
Leads space mission system element design, capability assessment, mission threads, interfaces, verification/validation planning, and mission integration functions during system development.
Leads demonstration and delivery of mission effects during on-orbit operations and provides long term sustainment and mission augmentation support over the life of the mission.
Understand and communicate operational mission requirements to engineering teams. 

Successful candidates will lead strategic initiatives with direct interaction with Division executives and be part of a team that demonstrates an attitude and approach founded in the following key characteristics:

Mission Objective Driven
Customer Intimacy
Simultaneous Focus on Short Term Objectives and Long-Term Imperatives
Solutions Oriented, Driven, Creative, Problem Solver

Basic Qualifications: 

Experience in Space Security architectures, planning, command and control, and operations
Experience communicating operational mission requirements and interfaces to space, payload and/or ground system engineering teams
Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance and the ability to obtain a SCI clearance.
Bachelor’s Degree in STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related technical field and a minimum of 14 years of applicable experience, or a Master’s Degree and 12 years of applicable experience

Preferred Experience:

CONOPS development for Space Missions involving end-to-end mission data threads
Prior experience conducting system analysis, design optimization, and or system performance assessments
Knowledge of various Space Security payloads, data acquisition & processing, information analyses techniques and software tools
Experience with existing ISR on-orbit capabilities
Knowledge of various Space Security payloads, data acquisition & processing, information analyses techniques and software tools
Experience with existing Space Security on-orbit capabilities

This position reports to Dulles, VA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Gilbert, AZ, AZ, USA.

Salary Range: $154,300 USD – $268,100 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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