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Mission Operations / Orbit Analyst Trainer - Top Secret Clearance

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 20, 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.

Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems, Space Systems Group - Integrated Operations Directorate is looking for an experienced Mission Operations Trainer to join the Training Department to develop and deliver operations training curriculum to Government Customers. As a trainer, the selected candidate will be required to deliver instruction and domain expertise to support virtual live-fly mission exercises and training events for the customer and internal operations personnel. Other responsibilities include working with the program Technical Lead to refine existing scenario presentation and develop new operationally relevant scenarios. The MO/OA Trainer will also work with mission operations personnel to ensure training curriculum and scenarios accurately represent current operational documentation used during on-orbit checkout and commissioning of satellites as well as during execution of primary mission(s). The MO/OA Trainer may also support system development activities such as requirements management, architecture development, integration and test and formal program milestones. This position requires extensive experience planning Rendezvous and Proximity Operations, and will be responsible for creating and delivering Orbit Analysis and mission planning training to internal and external trainees. S/he will also be required to interface with program and customer personnel regularly.

Product deliveries include: Flight Profiles, PowerPoint Presentations, Scenarios, Student Guides, Desired Learning Objectives, and other material as necessary to support contractual training requirements.

Must work collaboratively in a team environment across engineering disciplines to accomplish mission goals. Must excel in a fast-paced mission focused environment. Must be able to meet rapid development timelines.

Specific experience and responsibilities shall include:

  • On-Console Command and Control Satellite Operations
  • Ground System anomaly troubleshooting and resolution
  • Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) concepts and application
  • RPO Mission planning lifecycle and execution
  • Orbital Analysis concepts and application
  • Experience performing orbit determination
  • Familiar with Kalman Filters
  • Space Domain Awareness (SDA) This position can be filled as a Principal (level 3) or Sr Principal (level 4) depending on experience

    Basic Q ualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, education or related field
    • Minimum of 5 years (level 3) or 9 years (level 4) of experience (Master's Degree in Astrophysics or Astrodynamics may be considered towards experience)
    • U.S. citizen
    • Clearance level: Top Secret SSBI / SCI eligible
    • Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) mission planning/operations
    • Experience w/ MS Office Suite productsPreferred Qualifications:
      • Understand Clohessy-Wiltshire Model at the analysis level
      • Simulation/scenario development
      • Experience utilizing training development tools such as Camtasia or Adobe Illustrator
      • Experience developing software/scripts and troubleshooting Python code
      • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD
        Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Colorado Springs , Mission Operations / Orbit Analyst Trainer - Top Secret Clearance , Professions , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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