Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10024406

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs - CO, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking 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.

This position will serve on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program, focused on the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry (PAVE) Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) (BPP) and the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) requirements.

General tasks:

  • Report directly to the Program Modeling and Requirement Lead on requirements management plans and process implementations across the program.
  • Manage the SMORS sensors’ system requirements using the Rational Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) requirements management tool
  • Support SMORS sensors’ System Architecture Design, Development, and Delivery
  • Evaluate system functional and performance characteristics and requirements to define product and services needs
  • Provide technical guidance to a team performing day-to-day delivery order requirements analysis and derivation tasks; such as and not limited to hardware, software, cybersecurity, test and sustainability functions.
  • Support system requirements reviews and creating and/or updating requirement specifications and technical baseline documentation
  • Generate, review, and update technical baseline artifacts and collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, consistent and complete
  • Review technical baseline documentation to ensure the design meets system requirements are accurate, comprehensive, consistent and complete
  • Collaborate with system modelers who use MBSE tools and techniques to define system interfaces, requirements and behaviors
  • Provide training and mentoring on requirements management processes and procedures
  • Support the development of system test and/or integration plans, procedures and scenarios used in the conduct of integration and testing activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline with 5 years of systems engineering experience; or 3 years’ experience with a Master’s degree; or 0 years with PhD.
  • Interim DoD Secret clearance
  • Experience in system requirements analysis and derivation
  • Experience in using a requirements management tool, such as DOORS to update and write system level requirements
  • Familiarity with Ground Based Radars
  • Familiarity with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Comprehensive background in system requirements analysis and derivation
  • Extensive knowledge and experience using DOORS
  • Experience with the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry (PAVE) Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) (BPP) or other ground-based radars such as the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS)
  • Technical writing skills for generating analysis and reports

Salary Range: 92200 - 138400

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.