Principal / Sr Principal Systems Engineer - Deployables
Requisition ID: R10126790
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Oxnard, California, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: None
- Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Space Systems (NGSS) Deployables Operating Unit is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Systems Engineer/Sr Principal Systems Engineer based out of Oxnard, CA.
What You will Do:
The System Engineer in this role supports the design, development, integration and test of deployable space systems and subsystems, including large (>5 meter) deployable space satellite antennas. The System Engineer will perform technical planning, requirements management, system integration, verification and validation, and analyses for a total systems solution. Work is performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, in-orbit deployment, and operation.
Successful candidates will perform the following job functions in a team environment:
- Requirements Development & Management: Organize and define system level requirements, derive and allocate requirements to subsystems (performing or coordinating analyses as required), manage the requirements baseline in a relational database (such as DOORS), write clear requirement specifications, create Requirements Traceability and Verification Matrices (RTVMs), and collect the objective quality evidence (OQE) that verifies requirements are met.
- Modeling, Simulation & Analysis: Develop system modeling, simulation, analysis and trade study activities, system capability analysis, antenna system performance/effectiveness analysis to ensure performance capabilities are consistent with mission requirements.
- Interface Development & Management: Identify external and internal interfaces, define parameters that characterize those interfaces (performing or coordinating analyses as required), develop interface control documents & deliverables, and participate in system architecture & design development to resolve interface issues and ensure interface compliance.
Successful candidates will ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Systems engineers also perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation, change management, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware specifications along with reviewing and overseeing design tailoring to meet specification requirements.
Knowledge in the following areas is preferred:
- DOORS software database
- RF parabolic space systems
- Model based system engineering
- Proficient with MS Office
- Familiar with Adobe Acrobat Professional
- Familiar with CAD tools
- Knowledge of Space programs
- Knowledge of military and industrial specifications for materials and components
- Familiar with drawing and design standards (ASME Y14.00)
This requisition may be filled at either the Principal Systems Engineer [Level 3] grade or Sr Principal Systems Engineer [Level 4] grade based on the qualifications listed below.
Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Engineer:
- 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD
- Extensive experience in the Systems Engineering job functions described above.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Willing to learn additional discipline areas.
- Willing to work in a space systems design and integration environment
- Must be U.S. Citizen.
Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Systems Engineer:
- 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD
- Extensive experience in the Systems Engineering job functions as described above.
- Willing to learn additional discipline areas such as integration and test, electrical or mechanical ICD (Interface Control Documents) development.
- Must possess an understanding of space systems design and integration environments.
- Must be U.S. Citizen.
- Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Systems/Electrical/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering/Applied Mathematics or Physics.
- Expertise of Systems Engineering discipline, tools, processes, and products.
- Experience with requirements management databases (e.g., DOORS).
- Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering tools and processes.
- Experience with design development for space domain and technologies.
- Experience with space satellites and RF antenna systems.
- Experience in integration and test of complex systems.
- Experience preparing work products associated with the system engineering lifecycle milestones (e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, PSR).
- Industry/company recognition and awards, attendance and participation in industry/engineering conferences and symposiums, and/or patents/disclosures/publications.
- Demonstrated leadership capabilities to include mentorship and working/interfacing with customers.
- INCOSE Certification
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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.