Payload Systems Lead

    Northrop Grumman
    Dulles, VA
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Mission Overview

    The ESPAStar line of vehicles is a highly dynamic, schedule aggressive line of vehicles that are the freight train to space. The mission are configured in a product line approach, with the basis of each program a build-to-print spacecraft bus that serves as a hosting platform for 6 ports worth of payloads - sometimes approaching 12-20 payloads. Every vehicle has a unique payload loadout, and every payload brings new missions, new technologies, and new customers. We're looking for people that are looking to work responsive space, be vendor and customer facing, and help contribute to both a specific mission and a product line

    Job Summary

    Position will support the ESPAStar line of spacecraft products as a Payload Platform Lead. The specific responsibilities of this position will be to manage the planning and technical interface for ESPAStar vehicles to auxiliary payloads, both separable and hosted. Position will be responsible for the direct interface for one or more payloads on a platform, and the comprehensive payload integration picture across a platform. Work products include development of payload specific accommodation interface documents, (ICD's), weekly interface meeting and reporting for one or more payloads, supervision of specific payload technical design accommodation, support for payload testing during environmental and single line flow, support to on-orbit operations and checkout of payload. Payload lead will report weekly status on the integration flow, specific accommodations from external segments for payloads, and overall payload integration progress for a platform. Payload Lead will have some leadership responsibilities in advising, supervising, and supporting junior payload engineering team members. Position will include some travel to launch locations and supporting meetings with customers and vendors.

    General Job Responsibilities

    1. Develop payload specific ICD documenting all mechanical, electrical, and functional interfaces to the host ESPAStar
    2. Track and status giver-receiver documentation necessary for integration and testing
    3. Develop testing scripting material for early risk reduction testing and flight hardware performance/functional testing
    4. Coordinate specific requirements and accommodation requests from the payload to the host platform
    5. Assist payload vendor and customer with development of operational mission and scenarios for the payload
    6. Develop and execute on-orbit procedures
    7. Support launch site integration considerations for payload
    8. Support host platform systems engineering efforts; requirements, verification, test planning, environmental test campaigns
    9. Support integrated platform status and comprehensive mission evaluateion
    10. Maintain platform level schedule cognizance for integration schedule
    11. Incorporate product line process and material to support platform specific tailoring
    12. When required, engage with mission integrators to assist in the development of mission specific platform conduct

    Qualifications :

    Education and Experience Required

    BS in Engineering & 7 years or Masters in Engineering & 5 years

    Must have U.S. Citizenship with current or active Top Secret level clearance


    Space Experience

    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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    Posting ID: 552779416Posted: 2020-05-21