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Principal Systems Engineer – Top Secret Clearance Required (Satellite/Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10062855

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona, 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, 10% 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.

In this position you will create and manage system requirements, specifications and the requirements verification data base. Implement changes to system and subsystem architecture models and run existing models and simulations to assess system performance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creates system requirements and manages both requirement changes in the Requirements Management databases under self direction using established guidelines for a small project.
  • Creates and manages both original and revised specification/interface definition documents for a project and expedites documents through signature approval process.
  • Creates and manages the requirements verification methods and database provided to the customer, to ensure data products are current, as the system design/build matures, that it satisfies each system requirement.
  • Creates and modifies project level management tracking reports.
  • Participates and supports proposal-writing efforts for Systems Engineering for a portion of a project.
  • Provides data to and manages risk management (identifies potential risks and develops mitigation strategies)and trade study processes for a portion of a project.
  • Creates and manages changes to Functional/Logical/Physical Model of System Architecture descriptions under self direction using established guidelines.
  • Creates and manages System Representations under self direction using established guidelines.
  • Technical Resource Budgets and Configuration Control Board participation. Leads aspects of system design, analyses, interface verification, testing, major failure/anomaly resolution or mission operations. Creates and manages changes to system or subsystem analytical models under self direction using established guidelines.
  • Can identify issues with model. Defines and Develop system and subsystem architectures(s), system physical views - system elements (blocks) and critical interfaces (internal and external).
  • Supports and leads the testing and/or evaluation/validation of one or more components of a system or subsystem analytical model or actual system implementation.
  • Directs and Runs existing system or subsystem analytical models and simulations to collect data under self direction using established guidelines.
  • Prepare and present materials during System Requirement Review, System Functional Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review and System Verification Review.
  • Leads and prepares trade studies, system sensitivity studies, design optimization studies, system performance assessments, system design assessments, Operations Analysis work such as mission analysis and timelines and conops development.
  • Performs cost estimates and project planning for a portion of larger project. Acts as CAM and performs EVMS tracking for a small portion of a large project.

This position will be located in Gilbert, AZ but can also work from Dulles, VA.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Engineering & 5 years or Masters in Engineering & 3 years
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with active or current Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility.
  • Space Systems knowledge; Understanding of cradle to grave space mission knowledge
  • Strong communication and personnel management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of National Security Space missions
  • Familiarity with Product Lines and firm-fixed price program execution
  • Experience as a task/ team lead or role of a cognizant engineer for a flight component or subsystem
  • Experience with system engineering requirement tools (Cradle, CORE or DOORS) and processes
  • Experience in requirements development and management processes
  • Experience in development and maintenance of interface control documents and related processes
  • Experience in space system testing and evaluation (flight and ground testing)
  • Experience with various technical analysis tools such as MATLAB, STK, MBSE
  • Experience in any of the following areas is also desired:  orbital mechanics, orbital debris modeling, spacecraft attitude control, power systems and modeling, avionics or digital electronics design, risk analysis, optics, communications, rocket propulsion, thermal engineering, or spacecraft integration and testing
  • Experience with Mission Operations for spacecraft
  • Knowledge of Launch Vehicles, System Safety, System Reliability, Contamination Control, EMI, Space Environments (Radiation, Surface Charging, etc.), and Human Factors is also desired.
  •   Experience and/or training in project scheduling Earned Value Management Systems

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Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.