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Principal/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (3/4)

Requisition ID: R10039432

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder, 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, 25% 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.

This position will be located at either our Boulder or Colorado Springs campus. As a key member of our Systems Test team, you will be vital to software test development, test execution and debugging of multiple mission and experimental software baselines in support of the Missile Defense Agency. Additionally, you will be involved in software integration, troubleshooting, and customer test events. This position involves significant teamwork and coordination with a variety of engineering disciplines and customer representatives. Personal commitment and flexibility are required to support potentially irregular working hours and travel.

Required Qualifications:

Level 3 Principal:

  • 5 years experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or 9 years in lieu of a degree
  • Security +  (Or comparable to meet US Directive 8140/8570.01-M)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Active or Current Top Secret Clearance is required to be considered
  • Must have ability to obtain SCI level accesses
  • Experience in the development, test, modernization and/or sustainment of Command and Control systems, and/or Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) systems for missile warning / defense domains
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime & travel, supporting off-shifts and weekends as needed

Level 4 Sr Principal:

  • 9 years experience with a bachelor’s degree, or 13 years in lieu of degree
  • Security +  (Or comparable to meet US Directive 8140/8570.01-M)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Active or Current Top Secret Clearance is required to be considered
  • Must have ability to obtain SCI level accesses
  • Experience in the development, test, operations, modernization and/or sustainment of Command and Control systems, and/or Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) systems for missile warning / defense domains
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime & travel, supporting testing during off-shifts and possibly some weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of DOORS, JIRA, ClearCase/ClearQuest
  • Experience in SEIT Test Operations including the test development process, test execution, data analysis, anomaly resolution
  • Experience in an Integration Test and Requirements Verification environment
  • Excellent technical writing, planning and verbal communication skill.
  • Experience with Scripting in PERL and Python
  • Experience with GIT and Jira
  • Requirements Management with DOORS
  • Missile or space segment test experience
  • Experience creating integration & test verification test plans and procedures
  • Experience performing system verification and validation
  • Agile development experience a plus
  • Military background is helpful

Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $188,600 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.