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Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10049127

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, 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: 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.

NGMS is looking for a System Security Engineer candidate to join a multi-discipline engineering team that encompasses Cybersecurity and Anti-Tamper Engineering. Northrop Grumman’s System Security Engineering department is on the forefront of developing next generation solutions to protect technology for our nation’s warfighter.

The selected System Security Engineer candidate will have responsibility for all aspects of security engineering and have domain expertise or the opportunity to develop their knowledge in the following areas:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Defining system architectures that are resistant to tamper and cyber-attacks
  • Identifying Anti-Tamper Critical Program Information (CPI) and writing Anti-Tamper Plans
  • Deriving and documenting AT Requirements
  • Supporting AT integration and test
  • Executing Verification and Validation of AT Requirements
  • AT Studies in accordance with Government and NGC processes including, trade studies, research areas, and detailed analysis of system design to include microelectronic implementation and software implementation as well as system integration, verification and validation, and cost and risk.
  • Preparing and presenting briefings to internal and external programs and customers such as Tri-Service Committee, Red Team, ATEA, and V&V team to obtain AT approvals for US-deployed and exported military systems

Domain Expertise

  • System engineering lifecycle
  • Hardware and software focused anti-tamper techniques (i.e. Advanced Microelectronic design and fabrication and Secure software architectures and applications)
  • Digital logic debug and analysis
  • Advanced integrated circuit (IC) failure analysis tools and techniques
  • Applied knowledge of cryptographic security, RMF, DFARS, and CMMC
  • Risk assessment and vulnerability management

Development Opportunities

  • Reverse Engineering to architect and validate AT solutions
  • Strategic planning of Anti-Tamper technology development
  • Participating in communities of practice to further domain knowledge

The successful candidate should have a foundation in System Engineering with full development life cycle experience. The System Security Engineer interfaces with other engineering disciplines to develop the complete system security solution.

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer (T03):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 5 years general technical experience OR Master's with 3 Years of experience.
  • System Engineering knowledge of DoD based Platforms, Sensors and/or Sub-systems including but not limited to: RMF, RF, Radar, EO/IR, Satellite, Cryptography, Architecture development, etc.
  • Familiarity with requirements development and derivation or validation and verification
  • Active DOD Secret clearance is required with the ability to obtain higher Special Access Program (SAP) clearances
  • US Citizenship is required

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Engineer (T04):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9 years general technical experience OR Master's with 7 Years of experience; OR PhD with 4 years of experience.
  • System Engineering knowledge of DoD based Platforms, Sensors and/or Sub-systems. Including but not limited to: RF, Radar, EO/IR, Satellite, Cryptography, Architecture development, etc.
  • Experience with hardware design, secure software design, or system integration
  • Experience with requirements development, derivation and validation and verification
  • Active DOD Secret clearance is required prior to starting with the ability to obtain higher Special Access Program (SAP) clearances
  • US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in Engineering, Software, or Science related fields
  • Experience with Anti-Tamper, Reverse Engineering, Hardware Design, Embedded Software or Cryptography
  • Understanding of Anti-Tamper related techniques
  • Secure Software/Hardware architecture development and/or integration
  • Experience in technical leadership role
  • Experience working with Government AT agencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience contributing to and/or making technical presentations to internal and external customers
  • Ability to travel occasionally CONUS and OCONUS

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission 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 

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This positions 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. 

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Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.