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GBSD Staff Systems Engineer– Wing Data Simulator Technical Lead – 7457

Requisition ID: R10047083

  • 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, 25% 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.

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 Staff Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

As a Systems Engineer on this team, you will support a team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, and validate requirements for weapon system. In this role, you will be supporting program leadership and the customer to define and maintain the technical baseline. Ultimately, you will support the program through maturity and milestones to achieve the mission by ensuring teams are aware of the compliance requirements they will need to meet. 

Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

Candidates should be highly motivated engineers who can work both independently and in team environments.

What you’ll get to do: 

The Wing Data Simulator Technical Lead position will be responsible for leading all aspects of development for a complex software/hardware application.  This position requires strong Systems Engineering experience/instincts and the ability to develop a methodical approach to solving complex, multi-faceted development challenges.  This position is part of a software/hardware development project that is still in the early stages of definition and development, and it requires the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where processes are not fully defined.  Experience with the software development and software-hardware interface domains would be useful in order to better understand and oversee product development.  This project executes in an Agile (Scrum) fashion, and this position will need to oversee and collaborate with a team of Product Owners.  Strong team leadership and mentorship experience is needed, and this position is expected to lead and develop a group of technical leaders.  Major technical challenges for this product include complex use case development, Critical Design Review preparation, and managing the prioritization of capability requests from multiple stakeholders.  This position will lead the resolution of these activities.

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 position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80A. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

You’ll bring these qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics from an accredited university with Minimum 14 years of experience or 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD
  • US Citizen with an active DoD Secret security clearance
  • Systems Engineering experience with all phases of "Systems Engineering V" - Design, Requirements, Use Cases, Test, Deployment, Analysis, Maintenance
  • Experience with complex use case development involving many actors and multiple product variants
  • Experience with requirements management using DOORS
  • MBSE experience using SysML and DoDAF
  • Experience with model development using Cameo
  • Experience leading a project through major design reviews such as CDR, including development of design artifacts
  • Experience with Agile development, especially Scrum
  • Modeling and Simulation experience
  • Familiarity with software development processes
  • Strong technical leadership experience providing technical guidance and vision to a team of engineers

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Active Secret or TS//SCI Clearance with SAP clearance
  • C++ development experience
  • Web development experience
  • Experience with GUI development and design
  • Experience with embedded systems
  • Experience with hardware-software interfaces
  • Experience with Real-Time Operating Systems
  • Experience with model development using Rhapsody


Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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

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.