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Systems Architect Engineer (Principal or Sr. Principal)

Requisition ID: R10071128

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Engineer Systems Architect / Principal Engineer Systems Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Principal Engineer Systems Architect or the Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Architect will be responsible for developing system architectures, defining key capabilities and performance requirements, decomposing functionality, and defining interfaces in a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment.  This individual will collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to establish architecture content and develop solutions that achieve customer intent.  A successful candidate will demonstrate good communication skills, systems thinking, and the ability to capture technical design in MBSE architecture products.

This role can be filled at the Principal or Sr. Principal level based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for the Principal Engineer Level:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university with 5 years of engineering related experience; OR a Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 3 years of experience.

Basic Qualifications for the Sr. Principal Engineer Level:

  • Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Architect requires 9 years engineering related experience with a Bachelor of Science degree, OR 7 years engineering related experience with a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline

Basic Qualifications for either level:

  • Ability to analyze architectures and develop MBSE views in DoDAF/UPDM or SysML
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, geographically dispersed team environment
  • Should have previous Systems Engineering or MBSE experience
  • Should be familiar with DoDAF/UPDM, SysML, or UAF
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance or DoE equivalent with investigation in the last 6 years and ability to obtain a special access program clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing MBSE artifacts such as behavior diagrams (activity, sequence, or state machine) and structure diagrams (block definition and internal block diagrams) in SysML, DoDAF/UPDM, or UAF
  • Experience with parametric diagrams and linkage between MBSE tools and Analytical models such as Matlab.
  • Experience using an MBSE tool, such as Cameo Enterprise Architecture or MagicDraw, IBM Rhapsody, PTC Integrity or Windchill Modeler, or Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • Experience with Systems Engineering activities, such as functional analysis, requirements development and decomposition, interface definition, or verification
  • Experience with DOORs or other requirements management tool and integration with MBSE software
  • Experience with military aircraft architectures and the military aerospace design environment
  • Interfacing and presenting to customers.

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.