Principal Engineer Systems

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Princ. Systems Engineer will work on the Zombie family of targets requiring the candidate to function in a dynamic multi-disciplinary and multi-division environment
The candidate should possess strong technical problem solving, written and verbal communication skills to generate and document system level launch vehicle requirements, perform vehicle performance assessments and participate in system level verification/data review activities
Regular interface with program management, engineering staff and external customers is expected
The candidate is expected to execute systems engineering efforts for the Zombie program including direct and in-direct management of engineers with limited oversight from engineering senior leadership personnel in a collaborative environment
The candidate is expected to solicit, negotiate, track, and verify mission requirements are met through design, test, or analysis
The candidate is expected to travel to support launch campaigns and customer meetings with the opportunity to lead the Zombie team during field campaigns
The candidate is expected to participate in or manage flight safety discussions with ranges
The candidate is expected to participate in or manage customer directed trade studies and development efforts
The candidate should be comfortable estimating the scope of engineering effort for recurring and non-recurring/developmental engineering tasks
The candidate should be willing to occasionally work during odd hours (nights/weekends) and occasionally longer than normal (>40 hrs/wk) to meet deadlines
The candidate should possess a strong resolve to drive tasks to completion autonomously and possess demonstrated mentoring/training skills

Basic Qualifications:

5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. Candidate related work experience
US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance
Experience with external customer interfacing (meetings, presentation) is required

Preferred Qualifications:

System testing and launch operations experience is desired
A strong experienced-based and academic foundation in Aerospace Engineering fundamentals is desired
Experience with Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems LVD Systems Engineering standards/guidelines and expectations is desired
Broad, multidisciplinary experience across multiple target programs is desired
Active Secret Security Clearance is preferred

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.

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