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Requirements Systems Engineer – Principal/Sr. Principal

Requisition ID: R10063236

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (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 Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SEIT) Department at Northrop Grumman Naval & Oceanic Systems located in Annapolis, MD is seeking a systems engineer to focus on requirements management.  The successful candidate will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team to deliver complex mechanical, electrical, and/or optical systems for use in the subsea / maritime environment.  Requirements management is a critical skillset that interfaces with all disciplines across the product life cycle. 

In this position you will perform functions such as the following:

  • Define system level requirements and establish traceability to customer documents
  • Derive and allocate requirements to subsystems (performing or coordinating analyses as required) to support hardware, software, and interface specifications
  • Adhere to/improve change request processes including impact analysis
  • Influence the design process through interaction with design teams
  • Perform requirement verification planning and tracking
  • Review Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) to verify system compliance
  • Work with technical leadership to define and document internal and external interfaces
  • Generate systems engineering data products to support system development and qualification

Our diverse and passionate engineering team encourages collaboration and is committed to personal and technical growth. We are distinguished by our welcoming, dependable workplace culture that supports work-life balance, innovation, and STEM outreach; all of which have made our campus a great place to work for more than 50 years.

Please consider applying no matter your skill level (junior to most senior), especially if you have a TS/SCI with a CI Polygraph.

Basic Qualifications for Principal level:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD
  • Familiarity with DOORS™, or similar requirements management tool or processes
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills and ability to work within a diverse team
  • A current DoD Secret Clearance and willingness to obtain an SSBI/SCI with CI polygraph.

Basic Qualifications for Sr.  Principal level:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD
  • Familiarity with DOORS™, or similar requirements management tool or processes
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills and ability to work within a diverse team
  • A current DoD Secret Clearance and willingness to obtain an SSBI/SCI with CI polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications for all level:

  • Demonstrated experience in requirements management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in DOORS, especially DOORS administration functions and/or DXL
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MBSE using CAMEO or other descriptive modeling tool
  • Experience with development, design and/or operation and maintenance of naval and undersea systems
  • A current DOD Top Secret/SSBI/SCI clearance and CI Polygraph


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $140,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $170,000 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.