SWDC OPIR Sr. Principal Operator


: $99,195.00 - $202,400.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Defense/Security Clearance

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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.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering organization 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!

This position is for a Senior Principal Operator to support the Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) Organization on the SWDC program at Schriever AFB, CO. The Senior Principal Operator will oversee Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) and BMDS OPIR Architecture (BOA) Operations during MDA Flight Tests and Integrated/Distributed Ground Tests.

Primary duties include: Execution of SBIRS Operator Procedures, execution of BOA Operator Procedures, coordination/communication with the Test Execution Center (TEC) during Test Runs, manipulation and execution of system support scripts, and data collection and distribution to analysts and appropriate data repositories.

As the Sr. Principal Operator, additional duties include: leading a team of operators in the execution of Ground Test or Flight Test events, updating and maintaining Operator Procedures, troubleshooting issues encountered during executions, and developing innovative improvements to Ground Test and Flight Test Operations.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs, and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's of science degree and at least 9 years of experience.
  • Working knowledge of SBIRS Mission performance/execution.
  • Working knowledge of BOA Mission performance/execution.
  • Working knowledge of LINUX commands.
  • Ability to maintain and follow documented processes and procedures.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • DoD Final Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating SBIRS Mission in a Ground Test environment.
  • Experience operating BOA Mission in a Ground Test environment.
  • Experience in modifying and executing scripts.
  • Detailed working knowledge of SIMF (RTEMS Driver) performance/execution.
  • Detailed working knowledge of OLGASIM performance/execution.
  • Detailed working knowledge of FOXSIM performance/execution.
  • Detailed working knowledge of RT-RDSIM performance/execution.
  • Experience leading focused teams of operators.

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.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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