Staff Mission Systems Engineer (Alice Springs, AU) - Full-time
Northrop Grumman
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, AU
4d ago

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come.

Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to 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 insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible.

Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems is currently seeking a Staff Mission Systems Engineer who is motivated, engaging and technically talented to join a team of diverse and extremely qualified professionals located in Alice Springs, AU.

The successful candidate will provide systems operations support, system optimization, and advanced concept / CONOPs development in the site lab.

This is a very high visibility position and includes daily interaction with customer and other contractors.

Primary duties will include but not be limited to :

  • Serving as the focal point and subject matter expert (SME) for end-to-end system performance investigations
  • Collaborating with customers and other mission and industry partners to improve overall system performance
  • Developing recommendations for addressing operational shortfalls and / or potential operational improvements
  • Performing analyses, modeling and simulation to develop and demonstrate new algorithms and techniques for exploiting system capabilities
  • Providing feedback to the development program on operational priorities and mission shortfalls (to influence future system designs)
  • Selected candidate will possess the following :

  • Proven ability to work both independently and as a member of a diverse team
  • Ability to collaborate with other SMEs and deliver technical presentations to high-level customer audiences and other stakeholders
  • Highly motivated self-starter, able to work with little to no supervision
  • Excellent written / oral communication and interpersonal / team building skills
  • A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position, including relocation.

    A two year overseas tour commitment is required. The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive physical and psychological examination prior to beginning this assignment.

    Up to 10% travel to international and US sites is expected during the tour.


    Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • 14 years of experience and technical expertise in one or more of the following areas : digital signal processing, communications systems engineering, or mission systems engineering
  • Comprehensive understanding of RF principles and mission collection
  • Strong background and familiarity with Linux, C++, Python, Perl, X-Midas, and MATLAB

  • Must have an active Top Secret / SCI clearance with an SSBI / Counter intelligence polygraph
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • Site or factory operations and maintenance (O&M) experience
  • Payload / program systems engineering, integration and test, or TIP experience
  • An active Top Secret / SCI clearance with an SSBI / Counter Intelligence polygraph updated within the last 4 years
  • 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.

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