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The Payload and Ground Systems Division 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!
We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?
The Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) has an immediate need for a Chief Engineer to lead and develop next generation space systems solutions. The chief engineer has technical authority for all aspects of engineering on all program elements (systems/hardware/software/ support/integration and test) and leads a multi-disciplined engineering team managing the technical performance of the product/program satisfying the allocated cost and schedule requirements. This specific role is to lead the development, manufacture, and sustainment of an optical system for space applications.
Responsibilities for the Chief Engineer can include:
Ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment products for our customers and is compliant with company policy, procedures, and quality standards
Maintains cognizance over technical activities within program Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices across the company
The Chief Engineer is expected to mentor Senior IPT leaders as part of this position
The Chief Engineer typically supports large development/production programs with contract values up to $75M that have medium/high risks with established or state-of-the-art processes
Maintaining knowledge of current and developing technologies and developing strategies for their insertion into both legacy and next-generation sensors
Providing physics level and mission level subject matter expertise
Guiding system implementation approaches for operational concepts
Authoring technical documentation such as white papers, proposal technical volumes, program milestone briefings (https://i.e. SRR, PDR, CDR, MRR,etc), systems engineering design documentation
Provide technical oversight to sub-contractors to ensure requirements and quality standards are met.
Coordinating requirements development
Hardware/software design oversight
Verification and validation test activities
Performing key systems engineering elements to meet a given program's requirements
Supporting the design and development of sensor system architectures
Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
Responsibility for close customer cooperation to ensure that requirements meet customer expectations
Providing presentations to customers and senior management, with tailored material based on the audience
Leading / overseeing technical work products developed by the larger engineering team, supporting design reviews and integration and test activities as needed
capability assessments to predict requirement compliance
functional algorithm development
risk assessment and burn down of mitigation steps
generating and reporting system Technical Performance Measures
Interface development and documentation
In addition, the ideal candidate has recent experience in the fields of Electro-Optical and Infrared Sensors (EO/IR), Fiber Optics, Laser physics, LiDAR, optical alignment, and development and manufacture of optical systems.
As the Chief Engineer, you will be expected to demonstrate the following behaviors:
Knowledge, Skills and Ability - Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts.
Problem Solving - Work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.
Discretion/Latitude - Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of superior.
Impact - Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and effect the image of the organization technological capability.
Liaison - Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.
Basic Qualifications :
Salary Range: $153,600 - $230,400
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.
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 . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.