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Principal Launch Operations 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 of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

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The NOALS team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Launch Operations Engineer 3 based out of Schriever AFB, CO in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

The Launch Operations Engineer will participate in team implementation of mission CONOP on the day of launch for the assigned missions.
This position will achieve proficiency on the operations floor and certification will be maintained as a requirement for qualification to provide for launch operations support.
Must possess strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills and be able to lead discussions and work in a dynamic team environment.
This position will provide internal process improvement initiatives and leadership insight to a team of varied level engineers.
Candidate must be able to work in an operational location with government (civilian and military) personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned.

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:
  • 5 Years with Bachelors within a STEM discipline; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD within direct flight operations, ground control operations, or ground processing operations experience
  • Active TS/SCI access security clearance
  • Willing to submit and obtain an adjudicated CI Polygraph
  • Knowledge of orbital mechanics relative to ballistic and orbital rocket trajectories
  • Create and follow standardized processes and clearly document results for post flight analysis to external customers
  • Knowledge of and experience with project management concepts
  • Very proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrable skills in both written/oral communications, including the ability to understand/explain technical concepts in briefing and working group formats
  • Ability to identify and achieve multiple milestones spread across various calendars and schedules
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Adjudicated CI Polygraph
  • Ability to efficiently and independently multi-task in an extremely demanding and deadline-driven environment
  • Knowledge and experience working with Collaborative Task Management tools and process work flow tools
  • Ability to interface effectively management, and other engineering personnel
  • Knowledge and experience in systems engineering methodology and related engineering processes
  • Knowledge and experience with satellite command & control theories and methodologies
  • Knowledge of communications (network and RF) topologies, including SGLS, K and X band design
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.

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + CI Poly
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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