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Principal / Sr. Principal Model Based Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10069318

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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 Space Systems, Payload & Ground Systems, Strategic Force Programs in Azusa, CA, is seeking an innovative Principal (Level 3) or /Sr. Principal (Level 4) Systems Engineer to support Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), system requirements and architectural modeling, and requirements and verification in support of the development of space payloads and ground systems. The organization supports space-based surveillance systems for varied missions including missile warning/defense and environmental monitoring. A qualified candidate will collaborate with diverse engineering teams across the product lifecycle from pre-proposal through product development, delivery, and sustainment to assist in understanding customer solution intent, establishing and managing the technical baseline, supporting system modeling, and developing content for review milestones. This role will report on-site daily. We can accommodate partial telework, but is dependent upon business/program need.

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

Basic Qualifications: (Principal Level 3)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field with 5 years related technical experience in a Space/Defense industry position, OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field & 3 years of related technical experience in a space/defense industry
  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required)
  • SysML and Cameo expertise
  • Working knowledge of DOORS (Classic or Next Gen)
  • Experience/exposure to DODAF modeling

Basic Qualifications: (Sr. Principal Level 4)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field with 9 years related technical experience in a Space/Defense industry position, OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field & 7 years of related technical experience in a space/defense industry
  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required)
  • SysML and Cameo expertise
  • Working knowledge of DOORS (Classic or Next Gen)
  • Experience/exposure to DODAF modeling

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificate or advanced degree in Systems Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in a STEM field with 7 years (Sr. Principal Engineer) of experience in a Space/Defense industry position
  • Active DoD TS/SSBI clearance
  • Certificate in SysML and/or DODAF
  • DOORS experience including automation (DXL)
  • Experience with generating reports in Cameo utilizing VTL (Velocity Template Language)
  • Experience with generating customer-delivered DODAF views
  • Experience with related OMG schema such as the UML Testing Profile
  • Experience with modeling cyber-physical (hardware & software) solutions
  • Experience in an Agile modeling environment

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.