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Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10067027

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 Space Systems is searching for a Engineer Systems to join our Digital Engineering (DE) team of qualified, diverse individuals to support Digital Transformation within the Launch Vehicles business unit in Chandler, AZ.

The ideal candidate shall perform two main systems roles: Methodology Developer and Product Owner for User Experience and Documentation.

In this role, the candidate will work with a team to develop model-based solutions to support program execution and govern the uniformity and cohesion of User Experience and Documentation.

Methodology Development includes:

  • Executing a DevOps process to create solutions that integrate with the current methodology.

  • Understanding stakeholder needs and transforming said needs into model constructs.

  • Explain to stakeholders any issues/concerns, for managing the information in a model.

  • Strive for continuous improvement/efficiencies in the approach.

User Experience and Documentation:

  • Identify the scope of releases and approve, all additions/modifications to Documentation solutions.

  • Review and confirm that all added or modified capabilities are well-formed, documented and follow template criteria.

  • Track documentation tasks, and work with document owners, to ensure document efforts are on plan.

  • Perform document releases, as needed. Inclusive of updating the Revision History for completeness.

  • Collaborate with Customers and Product Owners to study user experiences, and monitor usability, to further improve both tool and program experiences

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Engineering degree plus 5 years of experience; Master’s degree plus 3 years of experience.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred, but not Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile Framework

  • Experience with Jira

  • Experience with Confluence

  • Experience with MagicDraw/Cameo Systems Modeler

  • Experience with Systems Modeling Language (SysML)


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.