SATCOM Engineer Software 4

Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our Team as a SATCOM Software Engineer 4. This position is located in Aberdeen, MD.

The selected candidate will support the CECOM SEC EISD SSMD mission which is to provide Life-Cycle Software Support for Mission Critical Defense Systems (MCDSs).

The CECOM SEC EISD SSMD mission is to provide Life-Cycle Software Support for Mission Critical Defense Systems (MCDSs). The EIS Directorates mission encompasses acquisition, Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) and Post Production Software Support (PPSS) for Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Systems, with support for the facilities testbed of the same. This effort includes software technical support in the following areas: development, software and system engineering, acceptance testing, information security management, quality assurance, configuration management, replication and distribution, cost benefit analysis of future technology assessments, and interoperability testing. The facility support effort includes inventory management of the software development facilities resources; maintaining the equipment which resides in the facility, ensuring that the equipment is available and operational, testing the interoperability of the equipment, assisting with the procurement, tracking, and maintenance of software licenses; and providing administrative support as required in support of these efforts.

SSMD provides systems and software engineering support for Army Program Executive Officers (PEOs), Program Managers (PM), Product Developers (PD), Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) and its components, and other Department of Defense (DoD) elements. The ultimate customer and consumer of the products and services is the Warfighter in the field.

SSMD supports the PM by providing the required software engineering management support, technical expertise, and professional guidance and assistance. For SATCOM MCDSs that have been deployed but remain under production, EISD provides PDSS to the PM, by providing acquisition software engineering support in the development, design, and implementation of software enhancements and corrections to software defects. After the SATCOM MCDS production is complete, the system enters the Post Production Software Support (PPSS) phase.

Duties include:

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other Engineering or Technical discipline is required.
  • Must have 9 years minimum experience as a Software Engineer or performing Software Engineer related activities within the last 10 years.
  • Must have 5 years of experience as a Software Engineer or performing Software Engineer related activities within the last 10 years with SATCOM domain.
  • Must have a Secret security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree.
  • 5 years in Satellite Sherrill-Lubinski Graphic Modeling.
  • 5 years in DSCS III Master Information File Database Management System.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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