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Staff System Engineer - Integration (22-333)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

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.Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Staff System Engineer - Integration to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Schriever Space Force, Colorado Springs, CO.Position Overview:Selectee will be responsible for planning and execution of Integration checks and tests within the test environment and operational environment. Will work as sole integrator, member of a team, or lead of a team.Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate, develop and execute detailed test plans and procedures to test C2BMC infrastructure and network design implementation in an integrated environment or to test specific capabilities.
  • Execute test of network devices communication paths and capacity performance; conduct post-test data analysis and reporting.
  • Create test Discrepancy Reports to document issues and assist development with the investigation and resolution of issues.
  • Review and comment on testability issues, obvious design flaws, anticipate data collection points and coordinate development of plans for and conduct of anomaly test and analysis as required.
  • This position drives impact across the program through:
    • Integrating and troubleshooting both test and operational systems with issues often down to the OS level (Windows/LINUX/UNIX/RHEL)
    • Develop and modify scripts to gather data
    • Perform data analysis on message traffic while working closely with internal and government customers
    • Author detailed test plans/procedure and troubleshooting procedures
    • Plan and lead integration tests with external elements and sensors
    • Document test results, prepare / brief test status and results to internal and external customersBasic Qualifications:If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.
      • An active Secret clearance is required.
      • 14 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 12 years' experience with a Master's degree.
      • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)
      • The candidate must possess the technical skills necessary to conduct testing and analysis for the evaluation of hardware, software, algorithms and processes to verify and characterize the capabilities.
      • Understanding of messaging architectures (e.g., Service Bus Architecture) and infrastructure components.
      • Working knowledge of Network Transport, Management, and Security hardware and software capabilities.
      • Testing and analysis will take place in a variety of environments/venues (stand-alone and integrated testing.
      • In addition to leading the team, the candidate must be able to individually conduct tests, collect and analyze data from those tests, communicate results to test team members, test management, other program teams, and the customer through both presentations and formal test reports.
      • Detailed knowledge of Cisco or Juniper WAN and LAN hardware and software and the ability to install and configure these devices.
      • Experience in the troubleshooting of infrastructure or network problems, familiarity with DNS, proficiency in Windows and Unix/Linux, must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, experience with network drawing tools such as Visio, and network monitoring tools such as Wireshark.
      • Infrastructure related test/analysis planning and execution.
      • Planning and execution of test data collection; and test data analysis and reporting.
      • The analysis experience should involve characterizing system, software, or component performance using quantitative methods; reporting the characterization to subsequent users; and contributing to performance assessment by a program system engineers.
      • Candidate must possess strong leadership and level appropriate interpersonal communications skills both written and verbal to include demonstrated experience with briefing customer, team leadership, and high level program personnel.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Ability to critically assess network designs.
        • Expertise in network management systems, Sidewinder Firewall functions and software.
        • Working knowledge of Tactical Data Links.
        • Skilled at system and network trouble shooting procedures and best practices.
        • Experience with challenges associated with systems integration, including COTS integration, capacity analysis, and system architecture design.
        • Experience with Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) element communication architecture across satellite and terrestrial paths (e.g., Aegis, Patriot, GMD, THAAD, SBX).
        • Candidate should have experience with virtual environments (VMWare or other).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 benefits will include the following:
          • Health Plan
          • Savings Plan
          • Paid Time Off
          • Education Assistance
          • Training and Development
          • Flexible Work Arrangements NGSpaceCOSpaceNGFeaturedJobsC2BMCAdditional Northrop Grumman Information:" Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 USD 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 .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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Colorado Springs , Staff System Engineer - Integration (22-333), Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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