Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Systems – (Space/Satellite Systems) – TS/SCI

Requisition ID: 21002756

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

  • Performs technical planning; system test, verification, and validation; cost and risk analysis; and supportability and effectiveness analysis for total system.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, and detail trade studies to translate customer requirements into actionable solutions.
  • Leads multidisciplinary team in anomaly investigation and resolution activities.
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of current spacecraft configuration and coordinates with subsystem experts to maintain space vehicle health and enhance mission utility.


  Basic Qualifications a Principal Engineer Systems:    
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related discipline and 5+ years of related experience, or 3+ years with a Masters; 0 years with a PhD
  • Technical experience in systems engineering
  • Active or current Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • U.S. citizen
  Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Engineer Systems:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related discipline and 9+ years of related experience, or 7+ years with a Masters; 4+ years with a PhD
  • Technical experience in systems engineering
  • Active or current Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • U.S. citizen
      Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Experience with various technical analysis tools such as MATLAB and STK
  • Experience with various coding languages such as Perl and C++
  • Experience with Mission Operations for spacecraft
  • Experience in any of the following areas is a plus: orbital mechanics, spacecraft attitude control, power systems and modeling, avionics or digital electronics design, risk analysis, communications, rocket propulsion, thermal engineering, or spacecraft integration and testing

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 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.