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Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Sector, Military & Civil Space Systems Division in Azusa CA, is seeking a qualified Functional Manager for the Flight Analysis department within Systems Engineering to perform key assignments on Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Defense Support Program (DSP), Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), and other space programs. The SBIRS and DSP programs deliver timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers.
The system enhances global missile launch detection capability, supports the nation's ballistic missile defense system, expands the country's technical intelligence gathering capacity and bolsters situational awareness for warfighters on the battlefield. The architecture includes a resilient mix of satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO), hosted payloads in HEO orbit, and ground hardware and software. The integrated system provides robust performance with global, persistent coverage. JPSS/ATMS provides global environmental data used in numerical weather prediction models for forecasts, as well as provide space weather observations, search and rescue detection capabilities, and direct read-out and data collection products and services to customers; this information about our planet is vital to our ability to plan, predict, respond, and to protect lives and property like supporting climate research as well as operational weather and storm forecasting for civil, military, and international partners.
The position requires solid payload system operational flight data analysis knowledge and leadership in EO/IR space payload systems to help establish and execute effective technical work processes and procedures, and provide functional management for 10 to 15 systems engineers. This includes system test design, system performance verification/validation, data analysis and trending, anomaly investigation and resolution among flight disciplines.
Technical understanding of payload operations and SBIRS Mission requirements are strongly recommended. Technical understanding in subsystem to subsystem data transmissions, data formats, quick look and detailed analysis are highly recommended as well. The candidate will be required to integrate input from internal department staff, program leadership, and other departments, and participate in decision making on matters of a larger scope. Management activities include review of business needs, re-tasking of staff, identification of staffing needs, interviewing and hiring staff, performance planning and appraisals, and professional development of staff.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs.
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
5 or more years of engineering experience in the payload design of electro-optical and Infrared (EO/IR) payload systems
5 or more years of technical payload data analysis experience including technical requirement verification experience
Payload systems engineering experience
Familiar with MATLAB and SIMULINK
Familiarity with commonly used tools in both MS Windows & Unix environments
Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required.
Master's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
10 years of related space and defense industry experience
Functional leadership experience
Proven ability to lead and influence a high performance team
Proven effective communication skills across all levels of the organization
Knowledge of and experience with the SBIRS Program, SBIRS missions, SBIRS Payloads, and SBIRS Payload Operations
Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance
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