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Staff Systems Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Devens
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Category: Engineering Location: Devens, Massachusetts US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: None Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time Positions Available: 1

Staff Systems Engineer - Devens MA AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Strategic Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. We are one of eight wholly owned Northrop Grumman Strategic Business Ventures Our talented team of engineers, managers and technologists conceive, design, develop and manufacture high precision products in an environment that requires significant collaboration and team work among multiple engineering disciplines. AOX is an end-to-end engineering company that creates solutions, puts them into practice, and manufactures them. We develop solutions to some of the nation's hardest technical challenges leveraging advanced technical capabilities in optical, mechanical, software, electronics controls, systems, test and manufacturing engineering to perform applied research, engineering development, and precision manufacturing. Additionally, AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and sub-nanometer precision actuators to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high-availability applications. AOX's market offerings include lightweight passive and active CERAFORM and CERAPRINT silicon carbide (SiC) optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software. Overview Reporting to the Xinetics Design Engineering Manager, the Staff Systems Engineer will lead multi-disciplined engineering teams and is the technical authority for all engineering program activities. You will plan, manage and balance engineering technical, cost and schedule performance of programs, coordinate proposal efforts, requirements development, hardware/software design, risk management, integration, verification, and validation activities, and ensure that programs are adhering to sound engineering principles and processes in the development, production, test and sustainment of products for our customers in compliance with company policies and procedures. This role collaborates with program management, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, suppliers and other partners, and will serve as the primary customer technical point of contact ensuring that customer requirements and deliverables are met. You will be responsible for supporting/developing system architecture/designs that address customer needs, and collaborate with the Xinetics Business Area CTO with identifying, supporting and implementing strategic product development projects. This position is a dual role encompassing both project team leadership and technical leadership. Responsibilities:

  • Requirements and interface development, decomposition, analysis, refinement, allocation, verification and validation
  • Coordinate and lead Technical Project Planning, Gate Reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR)
  • Coordinate and conduct system performance analysis and trade studies
  • Establish and manage system error budgets
  • Develop and maintain product technical baseline
  • Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders (e.g. peers, management, PMO, manufacturing, quality, outside suppliers, etc.)
  • Partner with Xinetics Business Area Manager, Program Managers and other technical personnel on quotes, proposals and responses to customer technical inquiries
  • Engineering team leadership
  • Risk and opportunity management and Lead problem investigator
  • Learn existing business related technologies, keep up to date with new emerging technologies for integration into product portfolio
  • Controls engineering project scope (e.g. within or outside established project baseline)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or Physics
  • 5+ years System requirements team/project management experience (SEIT)
  • 10+ years of Systems Engineering/Architecture development skills working with optical, mechanical, and electrical systems and/or components and strong knowledge of optical and photonics principles and applications
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) experience
  • Experience working in a Space Systems design or similar/related work environment
  • Program Review preparation and presentation skills
  • Advanced analytical and root cause/continuous improvement skills
  • Effective verbal/written communication skills with the proven ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Power Point, Excel, Word, MS Project, Outlook)
  • U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for employment as candidate may be required to obtain a clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's in Engineering, Business Management or MBA
  • System Engineering interdisciplinary tools, principles and practices (SETDB, INCOSE, PPI)
  • Experience working in Semiconductor Fab and/or COTs product development work environment
  • Knowledge/experience working with electrostrictive ceramic materials
  • Knowledge/experience with control of adaptive optical systems including adaptive optics, fast steering mirrors, gimbal systems, jitter/beamwalk controls (interferometric) and/or deformable mirrors
  • Use of first-order mathematical modeling and simulations to assess feasibility, compare technologies and validate experimental results
  • Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance

Physical Demands:

  • Domestic/International travel 10-20% of the time
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and light physical effort required

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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Nashua , Staff Systems Engineer, Other , Devens, New Hampshire

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