Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10017529

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville - AL, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:   

The Systems Engineer will support the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. You will be responsible for establishing, balancing and integrating stakeholders’ goals, purpose and success criteria, and defining customer needs, operational concept and required functionality. You will work in multi-disciplined team in a highly collaborate environment.

Essential Functions:  

  • Developing, documenting, verifying and validating GMD missile systems and subsystem requirements to develop, upgrade and sustain the GMD system
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Performing system analysis, requirements analysis, and functional analysis and allocation, and interface definition related to the system design.
  • Defining, documenting and analyzing proposed missile system configurations, specifying test and operational systems component viability.
  • Ensuring the logical and systematic impacts of changes against the total system solution.
  • Working as part of the integrated systems engineering team.
  • Well versed in agile software development and performing collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional scrum teams.
  • Management of requirements using IBM Rational Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS).

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 0 years of related experience.
  • Experience creating and documenting product requirements, analyzing results and creating reports.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to identify what the product should accomplish.
  • Experience working in an agile work environment.
  • Natural collaborators interacting with various team disciplines such as test and software engineers.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong DOORS experience.
  • Familiarity with Agile processes and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • GMD or other missile defense experience.
    Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and customer personnel.
  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices.
  • Previous experience working with a Missile Defense Agency (MDA) customer
  • Experience in systems engineering, requirements, and product development processes and application to complex weapon or space systems
  • Experience in complex weapon or space systems requirements/verification development and maintenance

Salary Range: 74200 - 111400

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.