Principal / Sr. Principal Space Operations Curriculum Designer/Training Developer (Polygraph Required), Schriever Space Force Base

Northrop Grumman



Colorado Springs, CO


Position summary

CO Salary Range: USD 71,https://400.00 - 107,https://000.00 per year

Requisition ID: R10126626

  • Category : Human Resources
  • Location : Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America | Schriever AFB, Colorado, United States of America + 1 more
  • Citizenship required : United States Citizenship
  • Clearance Type : Polygraph
  • Telecommute : No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift : 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required : Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation Assistance : Relocation assistance may be available

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.
Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal or Sr. Principal Training Curriculum Designer/Trainer to join the Operations Training team on the NRO Operations and Launch Support (NOALS) contract at Schriever SFB, CO. Our ideal candidate will design, manage, and maintain training products that will be delivered to operations work center trainers in support of their training needs. As a lead curriculum designer, the selected candidate will be required to lead, manage and guide a team of training developers in the design and development of training material to support classroom training, on-job-training (OJT), computer-based training (CBT), mission exercises, and certification check rides for launch integration and operations, satellite integration and operations, and orbital analysis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Set training development policy and standards
  • Determine training development schedules
  • Manage the daily activities of the training development team
  • Provide Instructional Systems Design (ISD) expertise and guidance to the team and enterprise
  • Determine ISD software needs such as ISD automation, CBT software, and learning management system (LMS) needs
  • Develop training material IAW Instructional System Design processes (ISD) supporting classroom instruction, on-the-job training, and computer-based training.
  • Perform Training Needs, Job, and Task Analyses
  • Develop training standards such as Job Qualification Standards (JQS) and Course Training Standards (CTS)
  • Develop objectives and measurement instruments
  • Develop instructional materials such as lesson plans, student/trainee guides, and instructional media, job aides and other training materials as necessary
  • Perform training validation and evaluation, train the trainer, and maintain trainee records

This position can be staffed at a level 3 or 4, based on the basic qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI with current Polygraph
  • Level 3: Bachelors and 6 Years or Masters and 4 years. 4 additional years of relevant experience required in lieu of a degree.
  • Level 4: Bachelors and 10 Years or Masters and 8 years. 4 additional years of relevant experience required in lieu of a degree.
  • Previous ISD and courseware development experience to include analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation phases
  • Excellent understanding of ADDIE, PADDIE, or SAT models
  • Knowledge of learning theory and diverse instructional methodologies
  • Able work collaboratively in a team environment across operations and engineering disciplines to accomplish mission goals.
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced mission focused environment and meet rapid development timelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a training or education discipline
  • Web/video/computer-based training development experience
  • Ability to bring innovative and creative approaches to improve training quality and effectiveness
  • 2+ years' experience in designing and developing space operations training
  • 2+ years' experience in leading a training development work center
  • Experience utilizing training development tools such as Adobe Captivate or Camtasia
  • Experience in platform instruction, coach/pupil method, and "training the trainer."
  • Experience in conducting performance evaluations
  • Experience in learning management system (LMS) administration

Salary Range: $71,400 - $107,000
Salary Range 2: $88,500 - $132,700

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. https://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 . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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