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Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Spaceflight Crew Systems (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10063686

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Houston, Texas, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector is seeking a Principal or Sr. Principal Engineer Crew Systems (CS) to be responsible for Flight Crew related hardware and accommodations for Human Spaceflight.  This CS Engineer will serve as a key member of the CS team for the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) Program and other Human Exploration Programs. The CS engineer will contribute to all CS efforts on HALO or other assigned Programs including but not limited to:

  • Identification of hardware, testing, and operational needs to support Flight Crews in Human Space Flight Programs to meet and exceed NASA customer requirements and expectations
  • Development of specifications, statement of work, requirement documentation for Crew System hardware
  • Developing innovative solutions to meet Program needs, evaluate design concepts and trades, and evaluate and iterate on vendor designs.
  • Decompose NASA requirements to define verification method and details verification planning
  • Requirements engineering, technical planning, system engineering and integration, verification and validation, cost and risk assessments, and supportability/effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • Development, coordination, and implementation of test programs for hardware qualification and integrated requirements verification.
  • Generation of technical documentation summarizing analysis, test results, interface definition, and other customer deliverables.
  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include; concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Regular interaction with customer counterparts, vendors, human factors engineering, system users, and different sub-system engineering disciplines to ensure user needs are represented in product design while meeting necessary requirements.

This position may filled as a Principal (level 3) or Sr Principal (level 4)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline
  • 5+ years (level 3) or 9+ years (level 4) of Human Space Flight hardware and operations experience
  • 3+ years System Engineering Integration (SEI) experience
  • Proficiency delivering technical solutions/contributions to the completion of project milestones under minimal supervision, within schedule and budget and with presenting findings to customers and contractors at major milestone meetings
  • Significant experience with Systems Engineering processes, engineering lifecycle, technical readiness levels, and technical evaluation with objective and subjective supportive data
  • Experience with requirements management.
  • U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the interpretation and application of complex systems integration, systems safety, crew survivability, and habitability requirements to system design
  • Experience with hardware development and qualification and acceptance testing.
  • Familiarity with Human Factors principles (NASA-STD-3001 or MIL-STD 1472)
  • Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Preferably PTC CREO
  • Experience with Confluence/Jira

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.