Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr Vehicle Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: ETF20181605-45727

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Sr Vehicle Engineer – Colorado Springs


Demonstrates in in-depth understanding of geosynchronous spacecraft systems and space vehicle operations.  Monitors vehicle state of health across all subsystems.  Performs short and long-term telemetry trending.  Tracks space vehicle configuration, to include both hardware, software, and configurable item parameters.  Has the ability to lead anomaly resolution efforts.  Makes modifications to existing operations procedures to incorporate lessons learned from in-flight performance.  Develops new procedures as required.  Mentors newer members of the flight operations team.  Verifies spacecraft commands before they are sent to the vehicle.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires BS & 4 years or Masters Degree & 2 years or equivalent combination of education & experience.
  • Requires a current TS/SCI clearance
  • Requires the ability to work nights and weekends in support of real-time satellite operations
  • Experience with real-time satellite operations is required
  • Experience with Linux desired, but not required

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.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space