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Principal/Sr. Principal SEIT Lead

Requisition ID: R10064247

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization 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!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal/Sr. Principal SEIT Lead based out of Charlottesville, VA or Sunnyvale, CA or Ocean Springs, MS.  This role is part of the advanced development team that will be developing next generation technology and architecture for future platforms of marine machinery in nuclear navy engineer rooms. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you’ll get to do:

The Principal/Sr. Principal SEIT (Systems Engineering Integration and Test) Lead will lead a diverse engineering team and be responsible for the end to end technical execution, cost, schedule, quality, and staffing for internal and external research and development efforts. This position requires multidiscipline knowledge in all areas related to engineering including systems design, hardware, and integration and test.

The Principal/Sr. Principal SEIT Lead will oversee engineering program planning and execution, Earned Value Management System (EVMS) reporting, briefings and providing overall leadership and coordination of a multi-disciplined Engineering team.  The position will be tasked with project leadership and CAM responsibilities along with ensuring proper intellectual property development.

The Principal/Sr. Principal SEIT Lead will interface with multiple disciplines including internal Executive Management, Program Management, Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain, Business Management, suppliers, and customers.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal or Sr. Principal SEIT (Systems Engineering Integration and Test) Lead based out of Charlottesville, VA o Sunnyvale, CA or Ocean Springs, MS.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below:

Basic Qualifications for Principal:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 5 years relevant experience; or Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 3 years of relevant work experience; or a PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 0 years relevant experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience as a technical project lead (e.g. IPT lead, functional lead, or equivalent).
  • Understanding of Systems Engineering processes with execution experience.
  • Experience summarizing and communicating status reports to technical leadership at a level higher than immediate management.
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9 years relevant experience; or Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 7 years of relevant work experience; or a PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 4 years relevant experience.
  • 6+ years’ experience as a technical project lead (e.g. IPT lead, functional lead, or equivalent).
  • Understanding of Systems Engineering processes with execution experience.
  • Experience summarizing and communicating status reports to technical leadership at a level higher than immediate management.
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid technical foundation in systems engineering with experience in multiple aspects of the systems engineering process, with an emphasis on early development phases including requirements analysis, trade studies, and proof of concept tests.
  • Experience in Program/Project management of hardware intensive programs including demonstrated knowledge of earned value management.
  • Active use of Model-based Engineering and Agile practices.
  • Self-directed technical leader with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to act as a liaison to the customer for engineering efforts.
  • Prior military or government contract experience.

Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $151,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $188,300 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.