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Manager 1: Guidance, Navigation, & Controls (GNC) Analysis or Hardware - Space / Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Dulles, VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/27/2022
Expire Date: 08/17/2022
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Manager 1: Guidance, Navigation, & Controls (GNC) Analysis or Hardware - Space / Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA)
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

We have an opening for a GNC Manager 1: Analysis/Hardware to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.
In this role, you will serve as an Engineering Functional Manager and manage a department of GNC Analysts. You will be responsible for leading the technical performance of an engineering team dedicated to developing GNC solutions.

You will be expected to be very knowledgeable in GNC guidance and navigation systems. Responsibilities include:
  • Providing technical and strategic direction
  • Coordination of assignments
  • Hiring of new staff
  • Networking with Program Office and key stakeholders to identify opportunities and issues where the department needs to prioritize resources to address business demands
  • Pursue research and development efforts to improve the organization's products, tools, and processes
To be successful in this role you should clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills and have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver. You should be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, having the ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish team and department goals.

You will support a group of ~20 entry level engineers and interns

Specific management responsibilities include:
  • Recruiting and retention. Hiring to meet growing demands and back-fill positions as required
  • Training, mentoring, and coaching. Mentoring staff on both technical and soft skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career guidance, goal setting, and performance evaluations
  • Compensation evaluations and coordination
  • Policy dissemination
  • Workload planning/forecasting
  • Developing advanced techniques for solving guidance and navigation problems
  • Promoting improvement tools to sustain and advance organizational expertise
  • Interact internally with engineering team and/or with suppliers, vendors, or customers for basic problem resolution
  • Participate in the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities
In addition to management responsibilities, technical responsibilities include:
  • Design, analyze, and tune spacecraft attitude and position control loops using time and frequency domain techniques
  • Design, analyze, and tune sequential filters (e.g. Kalman filters) for attitude determination and relative navigation
  • Design, develop, test, and verify flight algorithms for the GNC subsystem and support flight software qualification testing
  • Develop and test GNC Simulation and Spacecraft Flight Software using C/C++ and MATLAB/Simulink
  • Analyze and test the spacecraft GNC subsystem performance using simulations and other analytic tools
  • Perform analysis to support early design phase concept development including actuator sizing and placement, sensor selection and placement, attitude and position guidance, rendezvous, proximity operations and docking analyses, and predicted performance assessments
  • Develop simulation models for sensors (e.g. star tracker, rate gyro, accelerometer, GPS, magnetometer, sun sensors), actuators (e.g. reaction wheel, torque bar, thruster, CMG), system dynamics (e.g. rigid body, multi-body, orbit mechanics, flexible models, propellant slosh), and the space environment (e.g. atmospheric, solar radiation pressure, third-body gravity, geopotential)
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline
  • At least 5 years of related experience in Guidance, Navigation, & Controls Analysis or related engineering
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree or PhD
  • Experience managing a GNC functional department or group
  • At least 9 years of direct related experience in Guidance, Navigation, & Controls engineering or related engineering.
  • Ability to effectively motivate people to work as an integrated team across locations, companies and cultures
  • Active DoD Top Secret and Special Access Program clearance
The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including :
Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts
Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)
For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.
Link: www.northropgrumman.com/benefits

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Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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

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