Principal Systems Engineer- Space Vehicle Integration & Test (Satellite/Space Systems)- Top Secret

Requisition ID: 21007484

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.
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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is seeking a Mission Systems Assembly, Integration, and Test Engineer to join our National Security Systems (NSS) - Space Systems Group. Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical role primarily supporting Space Vehicle Integration, and Test planning and execution along with I&T personnel and the Space Vehicle’s sub-element’s technical teams for a first generation flight program. This role will require coordinating and leading efforts on the development of I&T test plans, procedures, identification and securing of facility resources and ground support equipment needed for this program. This position will be based at the NGIS’s Dulles, Virginia campus and may require some travel. The candidate is the liaison between the systems, subsystems cognizant engineers, and I&T Staff.  The candidate will also be the systems engineering focal point for the avionics and software development on the system, and coordinate with the software developers through development and testing. The Space Vehicle design is a first generation development for a new mission area with a complicated mission payload and communications payload. Successful candidates for this role will have an opportunity to see real flight hardware come together, process through space vehicle, segment level, and launch site processing for a 3 space vehicle concurrent build and launch manifest, and to be able to support the on orbit commissioning of the space vehicles. NoVASpace

Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelors Degree in STEM Science Technology Engineering or Math or related are and five years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience leading small teams towards program milestones.
  • Experience with script development or testing
  • Ability to coordinate I&T planning and development with multiple organizations, including external partners.
  • U.S. Citizenship with an active or currentTop Secret/SCI Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience with integration and test, specifically space vehicle bus and payload sub-elements.
  • Experience with test planning and procedure development.
  • Proven ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to communicate with mission partners and technical stakeholders.
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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.