Sr. Principal Engineer Systems

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.
Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. 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 and software specifications.

Candidate will perform system engineering assignments related to our space based EO/IR programs. System engineering assignments are in areas such as ConOps development, requirements development, requirements management, preparation of test plans, maintenance of Interface Control Documents, payload sub-system engineering, failure analysis, performance analysis, risk management, preparation of requirements, verification plans, completion of requirement verfiication reports & conduct of peer reviews of large, complex documents & plans. Candidate will evaluate changes to system and sub-system specifications and assess impact of proposed changes. Candidate will represent payload engineering at customer review boards. Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs.

Selected applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. An active DoD Secret or higher clearance is required. U.S. Citizenship Required. Northrop Grumman is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline plus a minimum of9 years of experience.
  • Proficiency with commonly used tools inMS Windows.
  • Working knowledge of engineering tools such as:DOORS, MATLAB, and Mathcad.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, Computer Scinece, or Aerospace Engineering and 12 years experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with theEOIR programs.
  • Team Lead 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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