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Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Integration and Test Ammolite Ground Systems IPT (Principal/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer)

Requisition ID: R10061850

  • 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
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Ammolite Ground program is seeking an Integration and Test engineer to support our mission management team in creating automated tests to support V&V of system requirement in a continuous integration/continuous deployment pipeline.

The successful applicant will be part of a team developing automated tests to ensure compliance requirements baseline. In addition, responsibilities may include coordinating and conducting system engineering activities (e.g. SRR, SDR, PDR, CDR, etc.) and other ground segment support activities. Tests are being developed using Behave, Zephyr, Jenkins, and Python.

This is an opportunity to help a customer and team take advantage of leading edge Integration and Test practices. If you have found yourself saying on more than one occasion “Hey folks, maybe we should really try <insert modern best practice>!” Then this might be the job for you!

General job description:  Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

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

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

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with 5 years of relevant experience; 3 years with a Master's; 0 years with a PhD
  • Strong knowledge of/experience creating automated test to sell off and validate requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of/experience with CI/CD operations.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance or higher (required to start).

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with 9 years of relevant experience; 7 years with a Master's; 4 years with a PhD
  • Strong knowledge of/experience creating automated test to sell off and validate requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of/experience with CI/CD operations.
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance or higher (required to start).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Behave, Zephyr, Jenkins, or other automated testing tools.
  • Experience with docker and Kubernetes
  • Proficiency in Python scripting.
  • Proficiency with Linux.
  • Experience using software version control such as Git (GitLab or BitBucket).
  • Experience using Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket.
  • Familiarity with Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) or Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Architecture Services and ActiveMQ

Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.