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Payload Systems Engineer

Northrop Grumman

Dulles, VA 20164
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Job Details

**Job Summary**
Position will support the ESPAStar line of spacecraft products as a Payload systems engineer. The specific responsibilities of this position will be to manage the planning and technical interface for ESPAStar vehicles to auxillary payloads, both separable and hosted. 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. Position will include some travel to launch locations and supporting meetings with customers and vendors.

**General Job Responsibilities**

+ Develop payload specific ICD documenting all mechanical, electrical, and functional interfaces to the host ESPAStar
+ Track and status giver-receiver documentation necessary for integration and testing
+ Develop testing scripting material for early risk reduction testing and flight hardware performance/functional testing
+ Coordinate specific requirements and accommodation requests from the payload to the host platform
+ Assist payload vendor and customer with development of operational mission and scenarios for the payload
+ Develop and execute on-orbit procedures
+ Support launch site integration considerations for payload
+ Support host platform systems engineering efforts; requirements, verification, test planning, environmental test campaigns


**Education and Experience**

Requires BS in Engineering and 2 years experience

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

**Preferred Experience**

Space Experience

**Job Category** : Engineering
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