Sr. Principal Engineer Systems- Strike Weapons Program

    • Chandler, AZ

Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Strike Weapons
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 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 Space Sector is currently seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to support the Strike Weapons Program at our Chandler, AZ facility.

Role Description & Responsibilities:
The Sr. Principal Systems Engineer will support numerous system engineering tasks.
• The candidate should possess strong technical problem solving, written and verbal communication skills to generate and document system level launch vehicle requirements, perform vehicle performance assessments and participate in system level verification/data review activities.
• Regular interface with program management, engineering staff and external customers is expected.
• The candidate is expected to execute systems engineering efforts for the Strike Weapons program.
• The candidate is expected to solicit, negotiate, track, and verify mission requirements are met through design, test, or analysis.
• The candidate is expected to travel to support launch campaigns and customer meetings.
• The candidate should possess a strong resolve to drive tasks to completion autonomously.
• The candidate should possess strong technical problem solving, written and verbal communication skills.
• Presents and prepares materials for presentation during System Requirement Review, System Functional Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review and System Verification Review.


Basic Qualifications:
9 years experience with Bachelors in Science Engineering; 7 years experience with Masters; 4 years experience with PhD.
• U.S. Citizenship is required
• Ability to travel is required
• Strong oral and written communication skill
• Secret level clearance required with experience working within Special Access Programs restrictions desired
• Systems requirements definition experience on a weapons program desired
• Experience with military or government programs, with direct customer interface desired
• Experience in missile or hypersonic systems and their subsystem such as navigation, communication and sensor capabilities desired
• Knowledge of ballistic and advanced threat systems (e.g., aero-maneuvering, hypersonic, hyper-glide, countermeasures, etc) desired
• Additional experience with MIL-STD-810, -461, -464 and Safety System Specs a bonus

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