1+ months

Staff Engineer Software - Element Lead -TS/SCI required

Northrop Grumman
Morrisville, NC 27560

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Space Systems Sector is seeking an experienced Staff Software/Systems Engineer to join a Ground Segment team as the Mission Processing Element Lead in **Morrisville, NC** . This role could also be performed in Aurora, CO. The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand, define, and develop ground system specifications, interfaces, processing platforms, and virtualized compute infrastructure requirements. The candidate will also be responsible for ground systems architecture by defining, adapting and deploying ground software applications and mission data management across virtualized and distributed infrastructure.

Candidates shall utilize sound engineering practices to perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk analysis. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, interface definitions and other studies.

He or she may be responsible for developing and configuring ground software operation baselines and developing ICDs. In addition, responsibilities also include coordinating and conducting system engineering activities (e.g. SRR, SDR, PDR, CDR, etc.) and other ground segment support activities. System engineering product deliveries include: Interface Control Documents (ICDs), trade study reports (TSRs), simulation & analysis, and other supporting reportable documentation.

Responsibilities may include the following:

Lead a cross functional team designing, developing, building, and operating space program ground segment mission processing capabilities.

Derive mission threads and use cases.
Define system functions and trace to requirements.

Perform ground segment requirements development and management of the Mission Processing Element specification and its sub-systems

Facilitate subject matter experts, stakeholders, and customers throughout the process of developing architectural specifications.
Present technical information to mission partners, customers, and internal stakeholders

Develop program/mission specific ground specifications and ICDs
Hold weekly / regular meetings with ground stakeholders
Coordinate end-to-end testing during the Integration & Test (I&T) phase

Support design Verification & Validation (V&V) activities
Ability to support / lead Ground Segment proposal sections

Key member of Ground Segment leadership team

**Basic Qualifications:**

Bachelors Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area and 14+ years of experience, Masters Degree and 12+ years of experience, PhD and 9+ years of experience.

Must be a US Citizen with an active or current Top Secret/SCI and be willing to take a poly
Strong Leadership and Communication Skills
Experience developing architecture based on program requirements

Familiarity with Agile Scrum practices and traditional waterfall projects

Experience using Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)

Experienced with Linux systems and basic command line instructions

Experience using a software development language such a C++, Java, or Python

Engineering skills, including requirements definition/allocation, interface definition, verification & validation, and life-cycle management.

Familiarity with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and prior experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM)

**Preferred Qualifications:**

Familiarity with Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) or Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Experience using Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines

Familiarity with geospatial data, geospatial processing, and/or remote sensing

Space Vehicle to Ground and Ground to Space communication design, implementation & interface testing experience.

Experience with Ground Systems (space or satellite knowledge highly preferred)

Experience with inter-process messaging across platforms

Experience in working with external partners developing Interface Control Documentation

Experience with scalable cloud-based software architectures

Salary Range: $141,800.00 - $212,800.00

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.


Posted: 2022-06-21 Expires: 2022-08-20

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