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GBSD – Principal / Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer – Design and Integration – 6622

Requisition ID: R10039138

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, 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: 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal / Senior Principal Electrical Engineer to join the Command and Launch Team. This position can be filled in Colorado Springs, CO, Huntsville, AL, or Roy, UT and supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Final grade level offered will be based on experience level.

What You’ll Get To Do:

The individual in this role will serve as a design and integration engineer for ground based electronic hardware components.  The scope of work spans requirements, design, development, analysis, verification, and production of hardware, plus laboratory testing. Specific duties/responsibilities will include:

•  Architecting highly scalable and highly available systems, complex computing platforms for use within weapon systems

• Utilizing excellent communication and relationship skills, especially the ability to articulate advanced technical topics to both technical and non-technical staff; ability to articulate business issues/concerns with staff, peers, superiors, and outside parties

• Demonstrating expertise in research, often going outside of their area of individual experience

• Providing technical experience in consumer and employee facing enterprise systems

• Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of technical architecture, application systems design, and integration in a large heterogeneous enterprise environment

• Adapting to an ever-changing technology landscape by exploring new hardware solutions

• Using demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills

• Ability to contribute to, and balance delivery against, multiple projects/demands simultaneously

• Performing integration for militarized COTS solutions for aircraft components

• Performing MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) with Cameo

• Writing requirements, acquisition specifications with DOORS

• Configuring and performing requirements for cybersecurity

• Using knowledge of 2D/3D CAD/CAM modeling

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Job Qualifications:

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

• Sr. Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 9 years of experience; 7 years with Master’s Degree; 4 years with PhD

• Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of experience; 3 years with Master’s Degree; 0 years with PhD

• Experience with Systems Engineering or performing design of hardware-related projects and systems (to include experience developing/designing avionic/aircraft hardware systems- i.e; VPX, VME, CPCI, timing hardware, communication systems, single board computers, etc.)

• A current DoD Secret clearance granted or re-investigated within last 6 years

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

• A current DoD Top Secret clearance with capability for SAP access

• BS degree in either Electrical Engineering, (EE), Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent.

• Ability to effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers and customers

• Direct experience using the DOORS Requirements Management Database

• Familiarity with Model- Driven Systems Engineering languages (SysML/UML) and concepts; CORE knowledge is a plus

• Excellent technical writing and team building skills

• Subcontractor technical oversight experience

• Experience with Agile

• Exposure to 3D modeling tools (i.e; NX, AutoCAD)


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $171,500 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

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.

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.