Northrop Grumman X-Lab Test Director (18-102) in Schriever AFB, Colorado

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) was selected by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States. Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) serves as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination.

We are seeking a X-Lab Test Director to help support the C2BMC program located in Colorado Springs, CO at Schriever Air Force Base . X-Lab is looking to augment its staff with a highly motivated and skilled individual that can help in the execution of successful Flight and Ground Tests.

Responsibilities Include:

  • The candidate's primary responsibility is to work as a member of the Systems Engineering Functional Area to develop innovative solutions in support of various X-Lab projects and experiments.

  • The candidate must also be able to act as a technical interface to MDA working level counterparts on an as-required basis.

  • Ability to work with the customer to understand the needs of the project and find ways to satisfy those needs within the resource constraints.

  • The successful candidate should have experience with planning and managing flight, ground test, and Warfighter events.

  • The candidate will be responsible for identifying required resources, developing and understanding mission objectives for the system(s) under test, developing data archival and analysis plans, and developing post mission reports.

  • The candidate should understand and have had previous experience with various event board approval structures, including MDIOC and IRES CLAW support processes, the MDA/BC approval chain (CSTIB,ICCB), and National Team boards (PERB, CEAT).

  • The candidate will be responsible for configuration management and control of test resources, articles, and tools for data collection during the event.

  • The candidate will also serve as the X-Lab liaison to other C2BMC test participants and MDA/BCT test managers.

  • The Test Director will coordinate with the project leads of various experiments to ensure seamless event execution across the entire X-Lab mission.

  • The Test Director will develop and maintain the X-Lab test architecture which includes all articles under test.

  • The candidate will also develop any supplemental procedures required to ensure successful execution.

  • The Engineering personnel must possess an understanding of systems engineering processes and logistics principles, including artifact generation (e.g. specifications, Interface Control Documents, System Architecture Descriptions, Use Cases, Trade Studies, etc).

  • Some travel expected. DOD 8570 certification desirable, but not required. Position will be assigned supporting TO 5007 (TO 15 Follow-On).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 9 year's experience with a Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, engineering or Math) or7 years of work related experience with a Masters degree in the same discipline.

  • Active Secret clearance is required

  • Ability to analyze high level needs and through a structured and logical approach refine the need into an integrated set of requirements that leads to a fielded product.

  • Ability to lead portions of the activity and direct the activities of fellow engineers.

  • Able to write and implement engineering plans within a project.

  • Experience with network applications and networking concepts is desired along with experience with military systems used in missile defense such as AN/TPY2, STSS, Aegis, THAAD, Patriot, and SBX, including their operational characteristics.

  • Candidates must have experience working in an integrated team environment with other systems, software, and specialty engineers to develop solutions using NT or similar processes and methods.

  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrable ability to develop briefings and convey complex ideas in writing, be comfortable working in a team environment, be a quick study, hard worker, and interested and capable of adapting to changing technology.

  • The ideal candidate will also have experience with the operation of C2BMC, knowledge of the system configuration, experience with the system operation, how to navigate display screens, and the concept of system operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with approval boards from other organizations sponsoring such tests (e.g. JIAMDO, AFSPC, JFCC-IMD, etc) is highly desirable.

  • It is desirable to have had prior experience interacting with JAT, DWOW, MDDC, and other related organizations.

  • Experience in Ballistic Missile defense systems is highly desired.

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