Search All Jobs

Sr Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10072623

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Aurora, CO, USA   |  Unknown City, CO, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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 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 Sector Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) Division Engineering is looking for Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to join the Program Partnerships team within the Workforce Innovation and Strategic Excellence team.

Program Partnerships supports program excellence across the PGS division through current activities such as: Critical skills retention, Internal Review Planning, Engineering metrics visualization, Principles and Operating practices management, and Agile foundations.  Ongoing program collaboration will drive forward opportunities to enhance program excellence.  Our small Agile scrumban team is a dynamic and flexible work family.  Work location is flexible, and flexible schedules including part time support and telecommuting options will be considered. We are looking for a detail oriented, systems engineer to be a key contributor to our efforts toward program excellence.  You will have opportunities to drive process changes, solve engineering problems, maintain clear communications, and measure engineering success – all tasks that positively impact program performance. This is a great opportunity for a strong, innovative engineer to be a part of an impactful, virtual, and flexible team environment.

We may consider fulltime remote work for this position.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership of collaboration between the division and BU teams around process improvement and program excellence initiatives
  • Identification of process improvements to address performance gaps through collaboration with the program teams and other functional areas
  • Development and implementation of prioritized plans for execution of initiatives
  • Ownership of select PrOP documents and their updates
  • Implementation of Agile initiatives in Engineering processes and programs
  • Creation, organization, and documentation of the team’s work products
  • Participation in initiatives to provide engineering improvements and commonality

Internally, cross-division, and cross-sector

  • Leadership of the team’s agile ceremonies including scrum meetings, backlog grooming, sprint planning, and release planning
  • Ability and desire to capitalize on opportunities to support proposals, IRADs, or other activities as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline and a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience; 7 years with a Master's; 4 years with a PhD
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain DoD Top Secret and SCI clearances

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current DoD Top Secret and SCI clearances
  • Agile certifications and experience
  • Full program life cycle experience 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and relationship-building skills. 
  • AS9100 or CMMI audit experience
  • Experience with Atlassian tools and Tableau or other dashboarding capability

This position reports to Aurora, CO, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Unknown City, CO, CO, USA.


Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $180,000 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.



Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.