Systems Engineer 4

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is currently seeking a Systems Engineer 4 to work as part of a team, and occasionally lead small teams of multi-discipline engineers, to provide engineering solutions for 2-3 individual projects through the product development lifecycle. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing direction and oversight for assigned engineering project teams, in addition to performing many of the day-to-day systems engineering tasks
  • Flow-down technical tasking / priorities of Program Management and Chief Engineer
  • Establishing milestones and monitoring adherence to master plans and schedules, identifying program risks and obtain solutions to include allocation of resources
  • Performing requirements development and functional allocation to hardware, software, operator and other segments and components of the system
  • Developing system design solutions in accordance with project technical, schedule and cost constraints
  • Conducting trade studies to support the selection preferred design solutions, commercial hardware or software components, and preferred course of action alternatives in project development/product delivery
  • Leading system design reviews and creating and/or updating specifications, designs and technical documentation
  • Collaborating with system modelers who use MBSE tools and techniques to define system interfaces, requirements and behaviors
  • Providing technical support to software / hardware development, integration and test team members
  • Training less experienced personnel on the system development processes and procedures
  • Reviewing system engineering documentation to ensure the design meets system needs and is accurate, comprehensive, consistent and complete
  • Supporting the development of system test and/or integration plans, procedures and scenarios used in the conduct of software/hardware system integration testing
  • Participating in engineering peer reviews as a document originator or reviewer to ensure technical quality and engineering rigor is appropriate
  • Participating in project technical risk analysis and mitigation
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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree ina STEM (Science, Technology Engineering or Math)discipline with 9 years of Systems or Test engineering experience; or 7 years experience with a Masters degree in the same discipline
  • Active Secret clearance is required for this position
  • Experience in using a requirements management tool, such as DOORS
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Relocation assistance is not available for this position. This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodology
  • Experience with all phases of the systems engineering lifecycle
  • Familiarity with ground-based radars such as Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) and/or Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry (PAVE) Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) (BPP) Senior Systems Analyst (SA).
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, team oriented environment
  • Self-starter - efficient in achieving goals and proactive in pursuing subsequent tasks
  • Familiarity with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)


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.${descr2}${descr3}


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