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Northrop Grumman Mission Payload Engineer in Aurora, Colorado

Technical Support


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. No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering, Sciences and Technology (ES&T) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The SBIRS team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Mission Payload Engineer based out of Buckley AFB in Aurora, CO.

What you'll get to do:

  • Monitor and verify multiple ground and spacecraft systems hardware/software configurations and operational performance.

  • Perform mission event data extraction and analysis, data backups and retrievals and will perform command and control and monitor satellite state-of-health of multiple assets and analyze collected data.

  • The applicant must have the ability to learn and understand satellite sensor subsystem functions and interfaces.

  • Timely problem identification and resolution is a must along with the ability to multi-task in a time-critical environment.

  • Satellite command plan generation and test, telemetry processing, and early on-orbit test experience a plus.

  • Interface with hardware and software peers and government personnel to accomplish customer's mission.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate to performance or due to business needs.

Job Category : Technical Support