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Principal Systems Engineer / Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 19026603

Job Description

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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal System Engineer or a Sr. Principal System Engineer based out of Redondo Beach, CA.


What You'll get to Do:


Application of systems engineering processes to develop systems that meet customer requirements. Perform as Product Owner on an Agile Team responsible for prioritizing the backlog and maintaining system integrity. Perform liaison activities with customer and associate contractors. Provide support to various technical working groups. Maintain/track/report on Systems Engineering metrics, progress, and status. Coordinate security and Information Assurance Cybersecurity activities. Establish and implement a System Safety and Hazard Analysis Program Plan. Develop and implement a System Safety Program Plan. Perform analyses at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, and test. Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Identify and manage program risks and opportunities. Analysis/management of Systems Requirements, including decomposition, allocation, verification, and validation (e.g. DOORS, Requisite Pro). Develop System Architecture/UML artifacts using Model-Based Systems Engineering methodologies (e.g. Enterprise Architecture). Coordinate system integration/installation, verification & validation, & acceptance testing. Perform technical planning, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.  


This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below





This positioncan be filled at a Principal System Engineer or a Sr. Principal SystemEngineer


Basic Qualifications for aPrincipal System Engineer:

  • Bachelor's inScience, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics related Degree with 5 yearsof experience, or Master's in STEM related Degree with 3 years of experience.

  • Current ActiveSecret security clearance

  • Experience withMS Windows applications and proficient in the use of MS Office software.

  • Able to functionin multi-disciplinary team-oriented environment and rapidly adapt to changingwork priorities.


Basic Qualifications for a Sr.Principal System Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degreein Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics related degree with 9years of experience, or Master's in STEM related degree with 7 years ofexperience, or PhD with 4 years of experience.

  • Current ActiveSecret security clearance.

  • Experience withMS Windows applications and proficient in the use of MS Office software.

  • Able to functionin multi-disciplinary team-oriented environment and rapidly adapt to changingwork priorities.



  • Experiencewriting software or system requirements for sensors (EO/IR, radar, etc.),ground systems, mission planning, avionics or related systems.

  • Experience withrequirements database development, management, maintenance experience (e.g.DOORS, Requisite Pro).

  • Experience withTrade Studies analysis/development.


What We Can Offer You:


NorthropGrumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment thatencourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and ourcompany. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control tochoose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.  Your benefits will include the following:


Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements  


Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the bestemployees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees arereceptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughestcustomer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technicallysophisticated products, programs and services in the world.


Our Values. The women and men ofNorthrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe ourcompany as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstratethese Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice createslong-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and thecommunities we serve.


Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, weare committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracingdiversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be anideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.