Principal Ground Systems Engineer – (Space/Satellite), Houston, Tx

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Houston, TX

Requisition ID: R10087709
Category: Engineering
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems is seeking a Principal Ground Systems Engineer and will support Tactical Space Systems Division Human Exploration Programs. The selected candidate will support creation and maintenance of a Mission Operations Center. This task includes installation, integration, networking, software deployment, and troubleshooting. The position will require ongoing interfacing with customers and vendors as well as on-site support at Johnson Space Center. 

This position will be based in Houston, TX. Relocation assistance may be available.


The successful candidate will perform duties such as:

Work with remote team to implement the Mission Operations Center (MOC) design and buildout

Support ICD definition and implementation of the requirements

OS level administration

Deploy software in physical and virtual environments

Write scripts

Identify and troubleshoot issues and work with a team to resolve


Basic Qualifications:

A minimum 5 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree in STEM; 3 years with a master’s degree

Previous experience setting up and maintaining a MOC or labPrevious experience working directly with customers, ideally Government agencies, e.g., NASA, NRL, AFRL, etc.

Linux administration

Able to brief senior level managers

Must be a US citizen and be able to pass a NACI background investigation


Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working with ground command and control systems

Experience with VMWare

Experience with Cisco Networking equipment

CompTIA Security+ (or equivalent) DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Certification

Ability to obtain Government SSBI

Salary Range: $95,000 USD – $142,400 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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