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Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – Requirements Development for Advanced Programs **CURRENT/ACTIVE CLEARANCE WITHIN LAST 5 YEARS REQUIRED* (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10052092

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, CA, 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.

We are currently seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Requirements Development w/ Security Clearance Investigation within last five (5) years to work with our talented Advanced Weapons team in Northridge, CA. The ideal candidate will be supporting one of our Advanced Programs for analyzing, developing, and managing the system and subsystems requirements for our missile weapon system. This position will require close collaboration with team members of other projects to leverage on existing technology as well as working with the program team to innovate system architecture to adapt to the industry and customer’s needs.


In this role, the selected candidate will (but not be limited to):

  • Support system requirements development, management, analysis, and traceability, to translate customer requirements and CONOPS into systems requirements, and further allocate to lower level requirements.
  • Perform functional analysis and systems trade studies for technical solutions with respect to concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance.
  • Assist with the generation of well-defined and executable system and subsystem requirements documents, interface documents, and test and verification documents.
  • Support system/subsystems integration, test, and requirements verification activities.
  • Support system technical performance measurement definition and tracking.
  • Support the preparation of system engineering materials during System Requirements Review, System Functional Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, System Verification Review, Test Readiness Review, and other program reviews as needed.
  • Interface with inter-organizational management and external Customer to communicate technical briefing and program status.
  • Support Program Management activities to ensure cost and schedule objectives are met; support program status efforts including Earned Value Management System (EVMS) tracking and Control Account Management (CAM) activities.
  • Support the management of critical subcontractors developing and testing tactical missile technologies and delivery of quality products.​​

This position can be filled as a Principal (T03) or Sr. Principal (T04) level. 

Basic qualifications for each level are listed below.

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

Basic Qualifications: 
 

Basic qualifications for a Principal level (T03) are: 

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with periodic reinvestigation within the last five (5) years.
  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of five (5) years of systems engineering experience with a minimum of three (3) years of requirements development experience.
  • Experience with requirements development and analysis.
  • Experience with system/subsystem integration, test, and verification.
  • Experience working in the defense industry.
  • Must have proven experience in communicating with all levels of peers, management and customers in a methodical, detailed and process oriented fashion.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in solving technical problems independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have experience with DOORS - (Engineering Requirements Management Tool)

Basic qualifications for a Sr. Principal level (T04) are: 

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with periodic reinvestigation within the last five (5) years.
  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of nine (9) years of systems engineering experience with a minimum of five (5) years of requirements development experience.
  • Experience with requirements development and analysis.
  • Experience with system/subsystem integration, test, and verification
  • Experience working in the defense industry.
  • Must have proven experience in communicating with all levels of peers, management and customers in a methodical, detailed and process oriented fashion.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in solving technical problems independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have experience with DOORS - (Engineering Requirements Management Tool)
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with systems designs with Model-Based Systems Engineering

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.