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Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10074290

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sykesville, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) Engineer with experience, knowledge and interest in embedded real-time control Systems. This position will be located in Sykesville, MD in our Power/Control Systems organization.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s high performing, Systems Engineering team in developing, supporting and documenting military and commercial power conversion, distribution, and networked machinery control systems. The qualified applicant will be exposed to all phases of the program life cycle from concept development through integration, test and support. We offer a dynamic work environment providing the highest level of engineering, product design and system support for our nation’s aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as other naval and ground based system platforms.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leading/managing tasks and projects on a team developing medium to large power conversion equipment or embedded real time control systems. Items to be addressed consist of electrical, software, controls, cooling and packaging design activities.
  • Performing trade studies, generating systems engineering documents, reports and operational documentation.
  • Supporting program requirements management through use of configuration management tools.
  • Developing requirements, system and sub-system specifications, interface control documentation, concept of operations, test plans and test procedures.
  • Generating and presenting material to support internal and external customer meetings,and developing proposals.
  • Troubleshooting electronic equipment and providing in-service field support

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Software or Systems Engineering from an accredited university. 9 years of experience and a Bachelors in Science; 7 years of experience with a Masters degree ; 4 Years of experience with a PhD
  • Experience in one or more of the following system engineering knowledge areas: technical planning, requirements derivation, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, cost and risk analysis, interface definition, system design, system integration, verification and validation, supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within diverse teams.
  • Working knowledge of lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, and multimeters
  • Willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance. No dual citizenship allowed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with nuclear power generation, power conversion, or software enabled real time control systems.
  • Experience in system architecture development and system design
  • Experience with simulation tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink, Saber, SPICE),
  • Experience with analog electronics (e.g. sensor interfaces), digital electronics, control circuit cards, and embedded software
  • Familiarity with industrial process control and control theory.
  • Experience with the United States Navy or other military services
  • Experience in testing and troubleshooting hardware and/or software
  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $120,000 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.



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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.