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Mission Payload Engineer

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings oft he universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.
The Engineering, Sciences and Technology (ES&T) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!
The SBIRS team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Mission Payload Engineer based out of Buckley AFB in Aurora, CO.
What you'll get to do:
  • Perform SBIRS mission event analysis, collection and assessment for the customer operators
  • Perform monitoring and verification of multiple ground and spacecraft subsystems, hardware/software, configurations, and operational performance
  • Perform mission event data extraction and analysis, data backups and retrievals and will perform command and control monitoring of satellite state-of-health of multiple assets.
  • Provide timely problem identification and resolution and perform real-time multi-tasking in a time-critical environment.
  • The applicant will learn and understand satellite sensor subsystem functions and interfaces
  • Monitor Satellite Command Plan generation and test, telemetry processing, and early on-orbit operations
  • Interface with CLS hardware and software peers and government personnel to accomplish customer's mission.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate to performance or due to business needs.
Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.
Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.
Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.
You'll bring these qualifications:
  • 2 Years with Bachelors in Science; 4 years with an associate; 0 Years with Masters; or 6 years of relevant experience in a lieu of a degree will be considered.
  • Experience performing command and control and monitoring satellite state-of health for multiple assets and experience analyzing collected data.
  • Active Top Secret Security clearance and SCI eligible.
  • The ability to work and travel between 3 locations in Aurora, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, and Azusa, CA is required.
  • Have a basic knowledge of SBIRS Sensors and Ground Operations
  • Candidate must have the ability to develop and implement processes and tools for installation and deployment of products
  • Can identify causes of operating system/application software problems and determine appropriate solutions
  • The position requires the ability to work a continuously rotating shift schedule including weekends and holidays supporting 24/7 operations
These Qualifications would be nice to have:
  • Satellite command plan generation and test, telemetry experience, and early on orbit testing is a plus.
  • Mission processing experience and performed post event analysis
  • Understand UNIX command language and can perform basic programming in UNIX or PERL
  • Experience with MATLAB for the performance of data analysis and sensor performance
  • Familiar with Satellite Toolkit (STK) software
What We Can Offer You:
Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.Your package will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development
    • Wellness Program
    • Employee Discount Program
    • On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)

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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