Principal Mission Architect Engineer – Top Secret (Space/Satellite Systems), Dulles, VA

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Dulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10085844
Category: Engineering
Location: Dulles, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
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.

Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical role in Dulles VA.  This Systems Engineering role is responsible for leading the mission engineering efforts for a space program (Phoenix) in the NSS business area within the Space Systems Sector.

The Mission Engineer will support critical national security mission engineering activities to lead, plan, and manage mission utilization of complex space systems and capabilities.  A successful Mission Engineer must have a proven ability to understand and communicate operational mission requirements to engineering teams.  The Mission Engineer will perform system analysis, design optimization, system performance assessments, and operations analysis work in support of integrated mission analysis for current and potential customers.  The Mission Engineer will track Measures of Performance, Measures of Effectiveness and define other metrics to ensure capabilities meet customer objectives.  Successful candidates will demonstrate an attitude and approach founded in the following key characteristics:

Customer Intimacy
Mission Objective Driven
Simultaneous Focus on Short Term Objectives and Long Term Imperatives
Can-Do, Solutions Oriented, High Energy, Problem Solver
Information and Team Integrator
Decisive, Closure-Driver

The candidate will work with cross-discipline team members and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of the program team.

Basic Qualifications: 

Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance with ability to obtain SCI clearance.
This position requires a BS degree in Engineering or related technical field and 5 years of applicable experience, or an MS Degree and 3 years of applicable experience
3 years’ experience with Satellite Ground Systems in the US National Security arena
Expertise in space vehicle mission planning, command and control, and operations

Preferred Experience (one or more areas desired):

U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret/SCI level clearance
6 years’ experience with Satellite Ground Systems in the US National Security arena
CONOPS development for Space Based programs
Knowledge of various mission analysis techniques and software tools
Expertise with space and ground product lines

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Salary Range: $104,600 USD – $157,000 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 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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