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Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10078647

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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 – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in beautiful Boulder, CO.

Position Overview:

As a Systems Engineer you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking individuals who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible… until they’re not.

The selected Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer will work the Specialized Warfare Defense Contract (SWDC) BOA program, responsible for System Integration & Test Activities, Software Installation, Hardware & Software integration, cross functional troubleshooting, and verification & validation. The job involves significant teamwork and coordination with a variety of engineering disciplines and customer representatives.

Essential Functions:

The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform/Supports software installation and Integration efforts
  • Document, test and debug software
  • Collaborates with software developers in an Agile environment
  • Coordinates with HW/SW team to perform retests and regression tests once defects are corrected
  • Analyze system capabilities to identify software bugs
  • Support Test Events as needed
  • Ability to travel on occasion to Northrop Grumman and customer
  • Communicates regularly with program management, customers, and engineering management
  • Generates applicable documentation (i.e. Test Cases, Event Plans, etc.)
  • Provides problem resolution and improvement recommendations with strong time management skills
  • Up to 20% travel to NG and Government locations within Colorado

BQs for a Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 3 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 1 year of experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience
  • Experience or related experience in the development, test, modernization and/or sustainment of Command and Control systems, and/or Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) systems
  • Technical writing skills for generating analysis and reports
  • Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start and the ability to acquire a Top Secret security clearance
  • Security + or DOD Directive 8570 compliant (or ability to obtain one within 6 months)

BQs for a Principal Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 3 years of experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience
  • Experience or related experience in the development, test, modernization and/or sustainment of Command and Control systems, and/or Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) systems
  • Technical writing skills for generating analysis and reports
  • Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start and the ability to acquire a Top Secret security clearance
  • Security + or DOD Directive 8570 compliant (or ability to obtain one within 6 months)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of DOORS, JIRA, ClearCase/ClearQuest
  • Experience in an Integration Test and Requirements Verification environment
  • DoD Top Secret clearance, SCI eligible highly desirable
  • Experience with formal requirement verification
  • Experience with Test Case Development for verification of Requirements
  • Linux experience
  • Experience creating integration & test verification test plans and procedures

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.