Staff ECLSS Engineer 5 in Space and Satellite Systems – NGSpace, Dulles, VA +10 More

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Dulles, VA +10 more

Requisition ID: R10085022
Category: Engineering
Location: Dulles, VA, USA +10 more
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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.

We are seeking a Staff Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Engineer within the Tactical Space Division at Northrop Grumman Space Systems. This position offers the opportunity to work on exciting space flight programs designed to further Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) in Low Earth Orbit and beyond to the Moon and Mars.

This position may be performed in Dulles, VA, Gilbert, AZ, or Houston, Texas. We may also offer candidates the ability to telecommute.

The ECLSS Engineer is responsible for working on a multi-disciplined team of engineers to manage costs and schedule as well as develop, design, integrate, analyze and oversee the production, test and operation of ECLSS pressurized vessel and air distribution system solutions for manned spacecraft systems.

The ECLSS Engineer is responsible for key ECLS and Pressure Control System (PCS) System deliverables as part of an Integrated Team for various programs, following the direction and results of a multi-disciplined engineering development of the space system architecture & elements of for flight program deliverables or new business concepts and proposals.

The ECLSS Engineer position is expected to be self-directed using previous experience to help lead Space craft and/or Mission design and analysis efforts, Mission Operations and Ground Segment development, or Specialty Systems Engineering Analysis. Candidates must be able to recognize and mitigate instrument, spacecraft, ground segment, and mission technical issues while ensuring their assigned program is operating within budget and on schedule.


Provide support to all or select programs for the ECLSS Functional team

Provide cost management assistance to assigned program 

Conceive and develop solutions to complex analytical, design, and test problems 

Technical management of subcontracted program elements

Support contractual space segment technical reviews

Write status and technical performance reviews and reports


Basic Requirements for Staff ECLSS Engineer 5:

BS in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math discipline with a minimum of 9 years of industry experience; Or MS Degree with 7 years of industry experience; or a PhD with 4 years of experience..

Experience working in Project Management or as a Project Lead

Experience supporting requirement development of ECLSS and/or PCS designs.

Experience developing verification and validation plans.

Experience developing and managing hardware interfaces to integrate within a spacecraft design.

Experience with ECLSS and/or Pressure Control Hardware

Demonstrate an understanding of ECLSS and/or PCS designs within a space environment.

Ability to support identification and mitigation of program level risks relating to ECLSS design

US Citizenship is required for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience interfacing with team members in any of the following fields: Command and Data Handling design and development / Electrical design at a card, component, cabling or interfaces/Software design and development.

Experience in development and maintenance of interface control documents.

Experience in PCS and/or ECLSS testing and evaluation.

This position reports to Dulles, VA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 10 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $132,700 USD – $219,000 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

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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