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Principal Systems Engineer/ Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – Cross Segment Integration

Requisition ID: R10067688

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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: 4

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal / Sr Principal Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Integration to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

The Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) Systems Engineering Team (SET) Cross Segment Integration (CSI) Integrated Product Team (IPT) is seeking a Principal / Sr Principal Systems Engineer to derive and capture requirements for an innovative model-based system. The selected candidate will utilize Systems Engineering practices to provide support to the Mission Systems (MS), Air Vehicle (AV) and Product Support (PST) IPT's and act as an Embedded Systems Engineer (ESE) for cross-IPT collaboration within a Digital Engineering Environment.   As an ESE, the candidate will focus on system architecture, model interface definition, supplier model integration, Technical Data Packages (TDPs), technical integration and coordination with internal and external engineering teams, and support Program leadership regarding closure of program milestones.  The candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Essential Functions:

- Act as cross-IPT technical integrator between the SEI IPT and MSS IPT

- Support requirements allocation and interface definition support to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

- Participate in Allocation Control Boards (ACBs), Technical Review Boards (TRBs), and other program reviews and boards, as required

- Communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings at technical and program reviews and boards.  

- Applies extensive technical expertise in the development of technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.  

- Provide cross-IPT support for Capture efforts, SSOW/SDRL/CDRL, and trade studies as required

- Work closely with peers and managers of other engineering disciplines, program managers, and IPT leads

Basic Qualifications:

- Principal Systems Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in Science, -Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years professional/military experience OR Masters Degree in STEM discipline with 3 years professional/military experience

- Sr Principal Systems Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9 years professional/military experience OR Masters Degree in STEM discipline with 7 years professional/military experience

- Experience with aircraft avionics, RF sensors, EO/IR sensors, and communication systems.

- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

- Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

- Must adhere to Program security requirements while performing work

- Must be able to effectively communicate with engineers and management from multiple disciplines

Preferred Qualifications: 

- Degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Computer Engineering with MBSE experience

- Experience in the military aerospace development environment is preferred.
- Experience developing various DODAF view artifacts, especially Operational and functional viewpoints, using MBSE tools like CAMEO. 

- Strong understanding of common SE process, experience writing ICD’s

- Applies wide-ranging technical expertise and has knowledge of other related disciplines.

- Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings

- Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team environment.

- Excellent leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills.  

- Ability to interface with all levels of the workforce and management. 

- Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.  

- Proven experience with team engagement experience in a leadership/Team

- Perform work with no appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment

- Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project.


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.



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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.