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Staff Engineer Systems (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10069499

  • 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: 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 Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Staff Engineer Systems to join our team in Huntsville, AL. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s BOLD-CIDER Systems Engineering and Integration team.

The Staff Engineer Systems will provide support for architecture development through model-based systems engineering principles, requirements development, requirements management, as well as interface development and management.  Candidate should possess the ability to organize and define system level requirements, decompose and allocate requirements to subsystems (performing or coordinating analyses as required), manage the requirements baseline in a relational database (such as DOORS), write clear requirement specifications, and perform detailed bi-directional traceability. The individual shall also identify all external and internal interfaces, define all parameters that characterize those interfaces (performing or coordinating analyses as required), develop interface control documents & deliverables, and participate in system architecture & design development to resolve interface issues and ensure interface compliance.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • 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.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, the candidate must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

  • DOD security clearance
  • 3+ years using model-based approaches and tools with experience in SYSML, DoDAF, and/or Cameo. 
  • Systems Engineer 5: requires 12 years experience with Bachelor of Science; 10 Years with Masters; 7 Years with PhD. Degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics.
  • Experience in architecture & requirements development for network-centric, software intensive DoD systems. 
  • Understanding of DoDAF, SYSML, UML and Object Oriented Design implementations. 
  • Generating system/element level functional, performance, and interface specifications to document and control the achievement of the desired capabilities.
  • Management of system and component baselines in a requirements management system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Missile Defense experience
  • Experience with DOORS
  • Experience with architecture modeling tools (e.g., Rational System Architect, Rational Software Architect, MagicDraw, Cameo Enterprise Architecture)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop DoDAF-compliant UML-based Use  Cases, Use Case Narratives, and sequence diagrams that represent system and software behaviors necessary to achieve system capabilities.
  • Experience in development of U.S. Army Air and Missile Defense systems (e.g., IBCS, PATRIOT, MEADS)
  • Detailed understanding of Track Management processes and behaviors
  • Detailed understanding of Tactical Data Links (e.g., Link-16)
  • Detailed understanding of Command and Control (C2) functioning
  • Detailed understanding of defense planning and task force laydowns

Salary Range: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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.