Senior Principal Systems Engineer (Active DoD Secret Clearance Required)-19025585

Location: Azusa
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift

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 nations 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, theyre making history.

The position requires solid payload system engineering knowledge in EO/IR space payload systems to help execute effective technical work processes and procedures.   The candidate will be involved with system test design, system performance verification/validation, data analysis and trending, launch rehearsal planning and execution, system test planning and execution, generation of system databases and payload command products, assessment of payload state of health, operations support of operational payload constellation, anomaly investigation and resolution,  Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Radiometric (RAD) calibration, payload Mission, and Flight disciplines.  This includes technical planning, system integration, 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.  Must possess ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.


Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field with 9 years of experience in Space and/or Defense industry; OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field with 4 years of experience in Space and/or the Defense industry
  • Payload systems engineering experience
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a STEM field
  • Proven ability to lead and influence a high performance team
  • Proven effective communication skills across all levels of the organization
  • 9 years of related space and defense industry experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with the SBIRS Program, SBIRS missions, SBIRS Payloads, and SBIRS Payload Operations
  • 9 or more years of technical payload design experience including technical requirement verification, simulations, or algorithm development experience
  • 9 or more years of technical payload data analysis experience including technical requirement verification experience
  • Familiarity with commonly used tools in both MS Windows & Unix environments
  • Familiar with MATLAB and SIMULINK
  • Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job ID: 19025585

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position