Principal Engineer Systems

    • San Diego, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to support our San Diego CA CoE!

Essential Duties:

Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware, Built in Test (BIT), and software specifications.

Candidate should have previous experience performing Engineering Analysis and will be expected to support and conduct Failure Review Boards (FRBs) in support of Failure Review and Corrective Action Systems (FRACAS), including analysis of failure data to identify and assign failure modes, root cause, and corrective actions as well as work with design engineering to Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), and other Reliability and Maintainability metrics..

Candidate should be familiar with Reliability Allocations and Predictions development; Failure Mode Effects Criticality Analyses (FMECAs); Fault Tree Analyses (FTAs); Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs); Design Influence; and Reliability Growth analysis.

Candidate should be able to identify different ways a part can fail and the associated conditions or symptoms based on Engineering data, as well as the potential subsystem and system level impacts of that failure.

Candidate should be able diagnosis hardware deficiencies and identify root cause and corrective actions to address such deficiencies and their potential impact to the system and subsystem in terms of performance and functionality.

Candidate should also include quantifying the effectiveness of fixes identified and evaluating possible alternatives. This will also entail presenting and briefing this analysis to review boards and coordinating with program management and Customer counterparts.

Job also entails the performing of quantitative and qualitative analytical analyses and requires excellent communication and teamwork skills and the ability to quickly adapt and synthesize new information, processes, and data for tasks.


Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 5 years of applied engineering experience or 3 years with a Master's Degree
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret DoD Clearance
Familiarity with and/or previous experience performing FRACAS, FMECAs, RBDs, and/or FTAs

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in a STEM field
Current and active Secret DoD clearance

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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