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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – (Alice Springs, AU)

Requisition ID: R10052558

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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 Space Systems is seeking a System Engineer to support an Operations and Maintenance facility located in Alice Springs, Australia.  The successful candidate will provide technical planning, cost-benefit analysis, and integration support for operational systems.  This System Engineer will also serve as an interface to Site and CONUS engineering organizations.  The principal duties of the position are:

  • Provide engineering support to include; requirements definition/evaluation, planning, coordination, identifying and addressing impacts, generating documentation, and test support.
  • Research, prepare and present baseline change proposals to internal and external customers
  • Plan, design and support execution of installation and integration activities addressing operational equipment obsolescence and delivery of new systems/capabilities
  • Develop and coordinate technical and conceptual trade studies between Site and Factory Operations and Maintenance teams
  • Support system engineering functions for the Program including management of project schedules, program risks, opportunities, issues and baseline changes
  • Assess program operations and engineering activities to ensure maximum availability, maintainability and overall performance

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position—relocation assistance will be available.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline and 9 years of related experience OR 7 years with a Masters in STEM OR 4 years experience with a Ph.D in STEM
  • The successful candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills and strong organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal team building skills are also required
  • Must be able to thrive and be an effective contributor in a dynamic operational environment working across many organizations and interfaces
  • Able to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance with SSBI (active clearance is preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AMP/ATP/Mission 1 experience is highly desired
  • Experience with System Engineering foundations and concepts
  • Familiarity with Site Integration Standards

A two year overseas tour commitment is required.  Candidate must pass security/polygraph screening.


Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 USD

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.