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MBSE Principal Systems Engineer / MBSE Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (secret clearance)

Requisition ID: R10069572

  • 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

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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Huntsville, Alabama but could also be located in Roy, Utah or Colorado Springs, Colorado and will support the Strategic Deterrent Systems Division to include the Sentinel (GBSD) program.

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring and enforcing consistency on the Model-Based implementation of the architecture design.  You will work with the SE&I team engineers, as well as with Program and Element Systems Engineering teams. 

Responsibilities may include any or all of the following:

  • Maintain structure and arrangement of the Cameo Model and remove inconsistent architectural artifacts
  • Create new and adapt existing models, methods, and analysis capabilities to conduct studies to support the design, development, and assessment of advanced system design concepts and technologies
  • Perform routine audits and provide findings to delinquent architects on the team
  • Remove all deprecated and duplicative design elements and errant relationships
  • Prepare model for final Major Design Review deliveries including construction of Architectural Overview diagrams and all MDR dashboards
  • Responsible for initial and subsequent synchronizations of data into the model from external databases.
  • Identify areas and methods for improvement on overall model organization and performance
  • Serve as direct point of contact to the System and other IPT-level model governors and model governance boards. Ensures architecture team consistency to overall Program Style and process guides

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

•     A Bachelor's Degree and (appropriate years of experience based off level – education & experience below):

  • An active DoD secret clearance in scope (investigation within the last 6 years) with the ability to obtain a special access clearance.
  • level 3- Minimum 5 years of related engineering experience with Bachelor's Degree; 3 years with Master’s degree (at least 1 degree must be STEM discipline)
  • level 4- Minimum 9 years of related engineering experience; 7 years with Master’s Degree; 4 years with PhD (at least 1 degree must be STEM discipline)
  • Experience with Model-Based Engineering / Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBE/MBSE) practices, languages and/or tools such as Cameo, Rhapsody, Sparx EA, DOORS, Teamcenter, SysML and UAF

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience modeling with Cameo Enterprise Architecture or MagicDraw (No Magic, Inc.) or other architecture modeling tools
  • Experience with DoDAF and UPDM or UAF Profiles
  • Experience using DOORS (IBM Rational)
  • Experience with complex system development on large programs
  • Experience with flight hardware
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $138,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $171,500 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.