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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – (Space/Satellite) – Top Secret

Requisition ID: R10080197

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector, Tactical Space Systems Division, seeks a qualified Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to support a space-to-ground communications network. This position is located in Dulles, VA and Colorado Springs, CO.

Systems Engineering responsibilities include:

  • Performing technical planning and analyses at all levels of total system product including: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal.

  • The Systems Engineer ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • The role will include functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

  • The role may require assisting in new business activities such as conceptual design and analysis for proposals and funded studies and may include authoring sections for both.

  • Successful candidates must be able to interface with clients, as well as interact regularly with internal engineering associates and program management.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area and 9 years of experience; M.S. in STEM or related area and 7 years of experience; or a PhD in STEM or related area and 4 years of related experience

  • Systems engineering experience in one of more areas, such as requirements, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), verification & validation, interface management, test planning, readiness reviews, etc.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizenship with an active/current TS clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Space industry experience - Space domain/space vehicles, subsystems, and components

  • Radiofrequency (RF) and/or digital communications experience

  • Space-ground communications experience

  • Experience working in an Agile program team using methodologies such as Kanban or Scrum

  • MBSE requirements and architecture management (using DOORS and Cameo Systems Modeler)


Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.