Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, Flight Control Actuation Systems
Requisition ID: R10129017
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: SAP
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, Vehicle Management Systems – Flight Control Actuation Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne, FL. Current clearance preferred but not required.
Job Summary: A Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Engineer focused on the Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS) designs and develops system architecture and defines key capabilities and performance requirements. Also defines design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications, developing thorough definition of system external interfaces, defining system implementation approach and operational concept, ensuring requirements are met, and evaluating performance with the customer.
Flight critical system design for aircraft control
Architecture design with optimized redundancy levels
Specification of hardware elements and technical support to procurement
Vehicle management software specification and oversight
Fault management design
Lab testing of flight hardware & software
Support to vehicle flight testing
VMS Specification development, requirements definition, functional modeling, and VMS testing
Support subsystems to VMS interfaces including managing requirements, design, testing and presenting updates to internal and external customers
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9+ years of relevant experience; OR a Master’s Degree in relevant STEM discipline with 7+ years of relevant experience; OR a Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline with 4+ years of relevant experience
Integration test engineering experience
Technical background in the fundamentals of actuation loop closure and hardware/software implementation
Technical background in actuation modeling using MATLAB/Simulink (or similar)
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance
Current in-scope Secret clearance (or higher)
Technical background in electronics hardware and software certification
Experience with supplier contract closeout (i.e., FCA/PCA)
Technical background in hydraulic actuation system certification
Experience with supplier proposal review and supplier selection and coordination and technical and cost management
Technical background in writing the procurement specification for Hydraulic and electrical actuation
Experience managing the integration of the actuation system into the overall vehicle systems
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What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.