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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – Project Lead – TS/SCI Needed

Requisition ID: R10047029

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Chantilly, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineering and Integration Professional to support an IT infrastructure network consolidation program in Chantilly, VA.

The new team member will be responsible for the engineering of a CAN/LAN Network and supporting other engineering teams for all network design and engineering activities. Provide management oversight of all contract personnel and ensure high-quality and acceptable task completion and deliverables from contract personnel in compliance with the SOW. Responsible for the delivery of services and products to the customers as agreed to (by contract, by SLA, by task order, etc.).

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, 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 specifications.

The candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following tasks:

• Translate customer requirements/needs into CAN/LAN and Network solutions followed by high-level/low-level design according to portfolio offering guidelines.

• Regularly supports the technical assessment and delivery of a specific technical architecture solution to the customer.

•Provides a key support role in operating as a conducive high performance team across all lifecycle stages.

• Performs/Conducts the transition/transformation from existing to new CAN/LAN network design solutions

• Provides technical direction and engineering expertise for network systems infrastructure activities, including planning, designing, and implementing communications and network infrastructure requirements for buildings and systems.

• Provides technical consulting and advice to others on efforts, solution design, system management, tuning and modification of solutions. Provides input to strategy moving forward.

• Collects and determines data from appropriate sources to assist in determining customer needs and requirements. Responds to requests for technical information from customers. Develops customer technology solutions using various industry products and technologies.

• Supports knowledge sharing within a community (e.g. team, practice, or project). Support knowledge sharing and re-use requirements of project. Contributes knowledge to job family community.

Basic Qualifications:

•  9 Years’ experience with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD

• A current active TS/SCI with willingness to take a Polygraph exam

• Familiarity with enterprise networking solutions, campus area networks, local area networks, and network controlled interface systems

• Experience with COTS System Integration and Test activities

• Experience with Baseline Control Management processes/procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

• Proficiency with MS Office applications (e.g., Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio)

• Familiarity with Windows, and/or Linux operating systems

• Familiarity with Service Now, or related applications

• Experience in complex system assessment/analysis; with exceptional attention to detail

• Knowledge of system architectures, networks, and operations

• Experience with risk management, issue resolution, problem solving and customer service

• A current active TS/SCI with Poly

• A valid CompTIA Security+ CE certification (IAT II or higher)


Salary Range: $125,800 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.