Sr. Staff Engineer Systems – Space To Ground Communications

Northrop grumman - Dulles Town Center
new offer (05/12/2021)

job description

Requisition ID:
R10016321
Category:
Engineering
Location:
Dulles - VA, United States of America
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:
Yes, 25% 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.
This systems engineering position is located in Dulles, VA.
The candidate will provide both technical and programmatic leadership for networked communications systems that feature high-reliability communications support to multiple national security missions. Experience with both operations and sustainment of ground-based systems and space-based national security payloads and interfaces is strongly preferred. The candidate must have experience with the following:
architecture development, systems analysis, requirements and interface management, and Engineering Review Board representation over total systems lifecycle. Direct experience must include client collaboration with CONOPS, capability development, system design, design verification, system-of-systems integration, and system sustainment. On-orbit support is preferred.
The candidate must have exceptional problem solving abilities, troubleshooting expertise, and be able to drive challenging technical issues to resolution to meet customer and mission-critical timelines. Leadership skills include the ability to help guide the program through a culture transition that will be based on systems engineering rigor. This position requires ability to define/review electromechanical and RF &
Digital communication designs and ensure that requirements are met for cost, schedule, and technical performance. This position will also require IPT leadership and coordination with multi-discipline functional organizations as well as internal and external stakeholders. The candidate must excel at preparation and presentation of mixed technical and project management topics to senior leadership and senior technical advisors. Superior written and verbal communication is mandatory. Broad systems development experience and understanding of the DoD, Intelligence Community, and their missions is desirable. Prior experience with Cost Account Management and EVMS oversight for multi-phased development projects is preferred.
Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and 20+ years of systems engineering experience OR an advanced degree in an engineering discipline and 15+ years of systems engineering experience.
5+ years of technical leadership experience including total lifecycle, integrated product-team, and Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) leadership.
Experience across the full system development lifecycle with demonstrated expertise in Systems Engineering principles and practices.
Proven ability to lead technical teams and oversee complex issues including troubleshooting.
10+ years subject matter expertise with requirements authoring/editing/management with large system-of-systems, systems design, modeling and analysis, systems integration, manufacturing, V&
V.
Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering for requirements and architecture management
Must have extensive experience with DOORs to include initial database standup
15+ years of experience developing planning, training, and technical briefings for wide ranging audiences including technician, engineer, sub-contractor, client, executive leadership. Demonstrated ability to instruct.
Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
Broad systems development experience to include first-article concept development and operational deployment of new systems.
Robust understanding of both the operations and sustainment of ground-based government communications systems and their interactions with national security space payloads and missions.
Experience in the Space Domain / Space Vehicles, subsystems and components.
Prior experience in leadership as the prime contractor directing and coordinating execution of multiple sub-contractors toward an integrated solution.
Cross-domain technical experience including RF communications, space-to-ground communications, network engineering, and electrical/mechanical systems.
Experience designing and executing cross-functional trade studies using requirements-based criteria assessments.
Experience with Cameo Systems Modeler
Security Clearance:
Active Top Secret / SCI with polygraph.
Salary Range:
171200 - 256800
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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https:
//www.Saferfederalworkforce.Gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.
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.

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