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Sr Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10082521

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No

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 exciting career opportunities for Sr Principal Systems Engineers in all disciplines to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. These positions will be located in Huntsville, AL.

Essential Functions

This requisition is for a number of Systems Engineering (SE) positions across several new and existing programs for multiple SE disciplines: Modeling & Simulations/ Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)/ Algorithm/ Reliability/ Safety/Requirements & Verification. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer and product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Collaborate in an Agile, self-organizing cross-functional environment,
  • Conduct analyses at all levels of system products to include concept, design, integration and test, installation, operation, and maintenance
  • Support technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and effectiveness analyses for total systems
  • Develop, review, and brief deliverables following corporate and government specifications for product wide, complex, system of systems programs, using COTS MBSE development tools and SysML guidelines

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 and 9 years of related experience, or a Masters’ Degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of related experience or a PhD with 4 years experience
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government DoD Secret clearance; with a minimum of an interim secret clearance required to start
  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices.
  • Depending on experience, familiarity with:
    • Requirements management tools (DOORS)
    • Modeling tools (CAMEO)
    • Reliability related tools (ReliaSoft/Windchill) and analysis concepts
    • Analysis and Design tools (MatLab)
  • Experience in data analysis, requirements development, algorithms, modeling & simulation, or interface development
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly learning new concepts and approaches

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active secret clearance
  • Previous experience working with a Missile Defense Agency (MDA) customer
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical teams and customer personnel.
  • Advanced experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering languages (SysML/UML) and concepts


Salary Range: $117,900 USD - $176,900 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.