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Staff Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10072360

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, 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.

The Northrop Grumman Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) Modeling and Simulation Software (MSS) is seeking a System Engineering Lead to join our team of qualified and diverse leaders in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The SWDC program provides many key capabilities to the Missile Defense Agency to include advanced OPIR tracking capability, ground test support, and modeling and simulation capabilities.  The system engineering lead is responsible for supervising a team of system engineers, ensuring adherence to best engineering lifecycle practices to include responsibility of guiding the execution of MBSE and design, development, integration and test of MSS products. In this role you will:

  • Provide design, development, integration and test guidance through the engineering lifecycle for the modeling and simulation task order on SWDC.
  • Lead a team of approximately 15 system engineers with vision, tasking and provide system engineering oversight.
  • Lead the effort in transitioning the SWDC M&S task order to Model Based System Engineering (MBSE).
  • Interface with program management, domain engineering and customer stakeholders
  • Position will require up to 25% travel.

Basic Qualifications

  • 14 years with BS; 12 years with Masters; 9 years with PhD.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in System Engineering and MBSE.
  • Experience with Agile principles to include Kanban, Scrum.
  • Experience managing small to medium sized teams.
  • Basic knowledge of the software engineering lifecycle, and DoD Cyber Security practices
  • Position requires U.S. Citizenship
  • Must have a DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • INCOSE ASEP, relevant SysML certification
  • Familiarity with Missile Defense Agency Modeling and Simulation products.
  • Familiarity with Missile Defense System Architecture and Mission.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Program Management Professional

Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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.