Principal Systems Engineer/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

    • Aurora, CO

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Systems Engineer based out of Aurora, CO.
What You'll get to Do:
Systems Engineer's primary responsibilities are to conduct and lead Integrated Product Teams of engineers in:

  • Requirements database development, management, and maintenance (e.g. DOORS, Rhapsody)
  • Management of requirements, include decomposition, allocation, verification, and validation
  • 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 studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into specifications
  • Creating, reviewing, and maintaining critical system documentation
  • Utilizing a variety of tools to support engineering activities and anomalies
  • Identifying and implementing new or improved tools and processes to increase team efficiency
  • Performing detailed data analysis and trending
This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


This position may be filled as either a Principal Systems Engineer or a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with at least 5 years related experience; 3 years with a Masters; 0 years with a PhD
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Active SCI clearance or active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI
Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with at least 9 years related experience; 7 years with a Masters; 4 years with a PhD
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Active SCI clearance or active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain an SCI
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with SIGINT Systems
  • Experience with DOORS
  • Rhapsody knowledge
  • JIRA/Confluence/Atlassion software suite
  • Model Based Engineering experience
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office tools

    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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