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Systems Engineer Test/Principal Systems Engineer Test

Requisition ID: R10048473

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Aurora, Colorado, 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: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

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 (NGSP) is seeking a Systems Engineer Test/Principal Systems Engineer Test for their Aurora, CO location. The individuals applying for this position should have experience in the areas of system integration and test, software troubleshooting, creating and running test procedures, and development support.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to:  

  • Synthesizes customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledges technical, schedule and cost constraints
  • Develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules
  • Coordinates integrated testing activities; reviews and evaluates test requirements to insure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations
  • Create and perform comprehensive test procedures that meet stringent customer requirements
  • Generate/respond to comprehensive discrepancy reports; continuous follow-up coordination with developers to solve complex problems associated with real-time processing software
  • Perform software installation and checkout in support of development, integration and testing efforts

 This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled as either a Systems Engineer Test or a Principal Systems Engineer Test.

Basic Qualifications for a Systems Engineer Test: 

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; 0 years with a Masters. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.  

Experience analyzing system level requirements

Experience working with system engineering and development to implement planning through design and system integration

Current DoD Top Secret

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer Test: 

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; 3 years with a Masters; 0 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.  

Experience analyzing system level requirements

Experience working with system engineering and development to implement planning through design and system integration

Current DoD Top Secret

Preferred Qualifications: 

Top Secret/SCI clearance

Current Security Plus certification

Ability to coordinate across program disciplines/teams and with users and suppliers 

Ability to decompose/deconstruct large, complex problems in components and envision their interactions

Demonstrated ability to complete tasks with little direction and oversight

Work multiple tasks simultaneously

Strong communication and presentation skills

Good familiarity with ORACLE and Windows operating systems


Salary Range: $71,500 USD - $107,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $88,000 USD - $132,000 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.