Principal Systems Engineer - CMBRE Development & Production Support

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to provide talent to our Defense Electronics Systems (DES) group in Northridge, CA. Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

Senior Systems Engineer and technical contributor for CMBRE system development and production support

Key responsibilities include:
Generating system and subsystem requirements development, management, analysis, CONOPS, and traceability, preferably within the model-based systems engineering paradigm
Reviewing, understanding, and assisting with the generation of well-defined and executable system and subsystem requirements documents as well as interface documents
Defining verification methods for the requirements
Developing and performing verification and validation tests of the requirements
Developing block diagrams and system architecture plans
Preparing and presenting system engineering materials during System Requirement Review, System Functional Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, System Verification Review and other formal program reviews as needed
Design improvements to current munition test/reprogramming equipment product related to cost, function, and reliability
Troubleshoot and isolate failures of existing product. Identify and propose solutions to system level problems of existing product
Work with vendors to develop part specifications and resolve part failures
Communicate with customer to analyze product requirements, write system, part and test specifications. Create and present system designs for customers
Analyze complex problems across multiple functional engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical, software, manufacturing, test, and recommend solutions
Can perform simple circuit analysis and synthesis of both analog and digital circuitry
Ability to present technical information in written and oral form with clarity
Performing lab and field testing as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Gov't issued Secret security clearance within a timeframe set forth by management (US Citizenship required)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in systems and hi-tech product development
  • Well-versed, skilled and disciplined in system engineering lifecycle and processes
  • High level understanding in aircraft weapons release systems or weapon systems
  • Experience in writing specifications and design documents for military customers
  • Experience in bringing a product to production using lean design and design for manufacturing techniques

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working level DOORs experience
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.${descr2}${descr3}

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