Engineer 5

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.
The Next Generation GEO program has an opportunity in the Boulder/Broomfield, Colorado area as a Technical representative of NGAS-Azusa, resident at the Ball Aerospace facilities. Ball Aerospace is a major subcontractor on the Next Generation GEO (NGG) program and will be responsible for providing the Infrared sensor which includes the telescope, focal plane, pointing system, optical bench assembly and other components consisting of the sensor subassembly for this program. This is a full-time position in the Boulder/Broomfield area. There are 2 available positions.
The position is to be the Northrop Grumman on-site technical representative which will have both technical interface responsibilities as well as serve as the main point of contact back to the Azusa NGG Program Management Office. This position will have technical decision making authority and will be a participating member of the Ball review boards (eg, ERB, CCB, MRB, FRB) to ensure the NG/Ball team achieves mission success on the NGG program.
The individual should also be cognizant of the Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) mission, cybersecurity, resiliency, and understanding of their requirements flow down to Sensor Specifications and Interface to the space vehicle. This individual will also have an understanding as to how hardware decisions impact mission performance, and have the ability to make recommendations to Chief Engineer as to when additional analysis/trades are required before ERB approval of hardware design changes.
Strong experience is required in optical and focal plane systems design and analysis. Experience in sensor integration and tests, and hands-on experience with design, integration, and test of other key elements of a space sensor such as thermal control subsystems, mechanisms, optical telescopes, digital infrared focal planes, is also highly desired.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Physics, or related STEM field.
  • 15 years of Engineering experience with at least 5 years of relevant experience in EO/IR sensor systems.
  • Active DoD Secret level security clearance must be held and maintained for this position. U.S. Citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Engineering, Physics, or related STEM field.
  • 20 years relevant experience in EO/IR sensor systems.

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