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Principal Engineer Systems- GMD Program

Requisition ID: R10026538

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team in Chandler, AZ

The Principal Systems Engineer will be part of the GMD Boost Vehicle Flexible Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) team within the NG Space Sector.  The flexible SEIT engineer will be expected to assist the program in a wide variety of tasking, including requirements capture, derivation and decomposition; supporting customer meetings and responding to comments and questions from the customer; interface definition and control and possibly supporting integration and test activities (including field and launch operations).  The flexible SEIT engineer 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.  The SEIT engineer 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.

Basic Qualifications:

- 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. - Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Engineering or related field with 5 years of related experience

- Ability to obtain a Security clearance (SECRET or higher) which requires US Citizenship

- Ability to work in a team environment

Ability to work in a fluid position where tasking can change from day to day, depending on the need of the program.

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Ability to solve problems and ask information

- Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task

- Ability to travel (approximately 10%) to test venues

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with requirements management software (DOORS preferred)

- Familiarity with Telemetry Systems, avionics or mechanical systems

- Experience with vehicle integration and testing

- Experience working on DoD / MDA contracts

Strong ownership of problems and ability to offer and implement solutions.

Desire to actively work toward process improvement and efficiency


Salary Range: $87,400 USD - $151,800 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.