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Sr. Staff Systems Engineer – National Team

Requisition ID: R10046141

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Sr. Staff Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

Position Overview:

The selected Sr. Staff Systems Engineer will support the National Team Program.  Responsibilities include working within a small focused team dedicated to ensuring functional, performance and specialty-engineering requirements for the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) mission are integrated appropriately at the System and Element level.

Essential Functions:  

  • Use broad knowledge of MDA operational systems and system engineering processes to coordinate with MDA stakeholders to maintain requirements traceability, supports the Team Lead with trace activity programmatic schedule and status reporting, activity planning and management, inter-Team and inter-IPT coordination, and acts as a Team Lead substitute if required for National Team and Government customer interaction.
  • Document analysis results in reports and briefings for critique and review by National Team stakeholders.
  • Operate within a digital engineering (DOORS / model based systems engineering (MBSE) environment using existing tools and customized automation to analyze requirements linkages.
  • Develop courses of action to resolve inconsistencies and disconnects
  • Develop and maintain close coordination with a wide range of MDA stakeholders

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 14 years of experience, or a Master's Degree and 12 years of experience, or 9 years of related experience with a PhD.
  • Active Secret Clearance (within last 5.5 years), Top Secret Preferred
  • Experience working on MDA-related engineering projects for at least eight of the last 10 years
  • Strong MS Office Suite (Excel and PowerPoint) skills
  • Extensive technical background in one or more aspects of digital engineering (e.g., use of DOORS, use of architecture tools such as “System Architect,” “Rhapsody,” or “Magic Draw,”)
  • Significant knowledge of one-or-more MDA-related systems in the areas of EO/IR sensors, RF/Radar sensors, kill vehicles, missiles/interceptors, or command and control (e.g., C3I, C4I)
  • Working knowledge of MDA requirements development processes and documentation
  • Ability to think critically, utilize multi relational databases and capture concepts in papers, presentations, and discussions
  • Good communication skills and experience leading small projects
  • Capable of working both independently and within a complex team environment
  • Proficiency with either MATLAB or Mathematica

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of VBA scripting
  • Significant prior experience with use of DOORS
  • Experience managing requirements large, complex systems
  • Experience managing multiple high-priority projects simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively work and coordinate within a geographically dispersed team

    Salary Range: $157,500 USD - $236,300 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.


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    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.