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Sr Principal Engineer (Process Management)

Requisition ID: R10077218

  • 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: No
  • 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 work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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 seeking applicants for a position on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program as a Principal Systems Engineer for Process Management. This position will serve as a Systems Engineer focused on the plans and processes that support the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry (PAVE) Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) (BPP) and Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) Weapons Systems. This position is located in Colorado Springs, CO.What You'll Get to Do:
  • Learn and manage SMORS processes and plans
  • Lead and provide oversight for program process improvement projects
  • Support the development and re-assessment of system integration plans, procedures and processes used in the conduct of software/hardware and system integration
  • Analyze, evaluate, and propose recommendations to improve business processes
  • Create documentation detailing Process Improvements during assessments, or when observed
  • Manage updates of program procedures and plans for all disciplines
  • Ensure process training is complete, when necessary
  • Be continuously attentive toward Business Process Discovery
  • Create monthly status reports to include appropriate program documentation progresses
  • Follow Process Audit reports and results
  • Ensure leadership comments on processes and plans are addressed during assessments
  • Participate in program documentation peer reviews as a document originator or reviewer to ensure technical quality and program requirements are included within the document
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9 years of systems engineering experience; or 7 years’ experience with a Master’s degree in STEM related discipline
  • Active Secret clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance
  • Experience using Microsoft SharePoint to organize, share, and access program information
  • Experience in using Agile-like document management and team collaboration tools, such as Jira, Confluence, etc.
  • Experience with program document review processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong system process knowledge and skills
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
  • DMAIC process improvement experience
  • Knowledge of NIMBUS process model
  • Knowledge of SMORS processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of SMORS SharePoint Data Management document review processes
  • Familiarity with Agile management processes
  • Experience in documentation and contract level requirements for documentation
  • Familiarity with processes which pertain to ground-based radars such as PARCS and BPP weapons systems
  • Self-starter - efficient in achieving goals and proactive in pursuing subsequent tasks
  • Familiarity with MS Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
What We Can Offer You:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development

Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.