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. The Northrop Grumman Payload and Ground Systems Division is a strategic partner specializing in delivering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for classified and unclassified missions in the space domain. We provide integrated classified support in the form of space domain awareness, satellite mission operations, satellite command and control and development and deployment of restricted payload solutions. We have an opening for an experienced Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Space Systems organization. This position will be located in Baltimore, MD. As a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer on this team, you will have the opportunity to support efforts on both concept and product development to deliver key solutions within the Northrop Grumman Corporation Space Systems Sector, Payload and Ground Systems Division. We cover a wide variety expertise within the systems engineering domain. This includes requirements, mission engineering, architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, verification and validation, and many more! We do it all here, on-site, from sensors to payloads to full up spacecraft, supporting Class A to Class D missions. The position will be responsible for supporting systems engineering tasks for space subsystems, payloads and/or vehicles. These may include, but are not limited to: - Requirements analysis, derivation, and management - Architecture and CONOPs development - Systems modeling and simulation - Functional analysis - Timeline analysis - Trade studies - Technical planning - Cost and risk analysis - Interface definition - System design - System integration and test - Verification and Validation planning and execution - Supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Some tools you could expect to use are: DOORS, STK, Cameo, Rhapsody, matlab, python Basic Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & 9 years of relevant experience (or 7 years with Master of Science Degree or 4 years with PhD) - Active TS or SCI clearance - Systems engineering experience (i.e. requirements, mission engineering, architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, verification and validation) Preferred Qualifications: - Active TS/SCI clearance - Space experience - Sensor/payload experience: - Antennas - Radar - EO/IR - Communications - Processing, specifically On-Board Processing - Space vehicle experience - Space ground systems architecture and design experience - Mission engineering, modeling and simulation - Space Mission CONOPS - Assembly, Integration and Test (AI&T) Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.