Associate Satellite Systems Engineer | Northrop Grumman | Dulles, VA

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  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Job Description

Your opportunities for achievement are limitless with Northrop Grumman Space Systems.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on projects and programs that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to improve the present, invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work – and we have an endless drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Provide mission operations support to Northrop Grumman Space Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) program. Work with systems engineers to develop operational documentation for use during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of MEV satellites. Create executable scripts and associated procedures. Conduct testing using simulators and resolve discrepancies. Support system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones. Interface with program and customer personnel.

Act as Flight Controller during mission rehearsals, on orbit check out, and long term operations. Demonstrate an understanding of geosynchronous spacecraft systems and space vehicle operations. Monitor vehicle state of health across all subsystems. Perform short and long-term telemetry trending. Tracks space vehicle configuration, to include both hardware, software, and configurable item parameters. Make modifications to existing operations procedures to incorporate lessons learned from in-flight performance. Develop new procedures as required. Verify spacecraft commands before they are sent to the vehicle. Shift work required.


Basic Qualifications:

A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of the below criteria. The candidate must:

  • Be completing or has completed their degree (Bachelor’s) from an accredited institution.
  • Be majoring in or having majored in STEM degree
  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher (unofficial academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by uploading the documents to your application or profile)
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.7/4.0 or higher

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.

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