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Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10065767

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

    Position Summary 


    Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an opening for a Systems Engineer to join our team supporting the Advanced Mission Solutions (AMS) Internal Research and Development (IRAD) and supporting a project focused on Threat Missile Modeling and Simulation. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO with opportunities for hybrid/remote work.

    The Principal Systems Engineering role is responsible for developing system architecture models at multiple levels within the AMS IRAD programs.  The engineer is responsible for developing an architecture using Cameo Enterprise Architect to understand the technical development process, as well as consider the application of rules and principles to simplify, improve, and/or accelerate processes for complex engineering development in a modeling and simulation environment.  The Principal Systems Engineer will understand the technical process that is currently being utilized, and apply Systems Engineering principals via Model-Based Systems Engineering to determine the adequacy of current processes and software architecture to inform, design, and implement new capabilities that increase efficiency and organization of the IRAD project.  

     Responsibilities include:  

    • Develop a software architecture using Cameo Enterprise Architect to capture the tools, actions, and processes that characterize current modeling and simulation efforts
    • Ensure integrity of process traceability from stakeholders to implementation 
    • Work with software and systems engineers to identify technical gaps/needs, and develop new system designs via Systems Engineering processes to meet technical needs for the organization
    • Assist in deriving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and associated Metrics 
    • Continuous analysis of processes for efficiency, effectiveness, and completeness 
    • Utilize SysML and UAF descriptive models to create a well-understood software architecture to engineering team members and stakeholders looking to utilize the modeling and simulation architecture
    • Act as the change agent for process improvements and lead the engineering team through Systems Engineering-V processes

     Basic Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 3 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with no experience
    • Active DOD Secret security clearance
    • Experience with Cameo Enterprise Architecture
    • Experience using the Systems Modeling Language (SysML)
    • Ability to work independently, make decisions, and brief ideas to a varied audience 
    • Experience in problem-solving skills and good oral and written communication skills
    • Good organization skills – Ability to coordinate multiple projects 

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Working knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with certification 
    • Understanding of Statement of Work and other contractual documents 
    • Prior experience using the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) profile
    • Understanding of quality assurance, configuration management, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Network configuration, and/or System administration 

    Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.