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Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer, Transformational Computing

Requisition ID: R10080948

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

The Transformational Computing business within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is a highly motivated, talented, and growing organization focused on advancing the science and engineering of superconducting electronic systems into new capabilities and products. Transformational Computing is developing the technologies to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law by advancing development of computer architectures, processing and memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems.

The Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SEIT) group is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to perform front-end system design activities and product development. Reporting to the Systems Engineering Lead, the Systems Engineer will collaborate with research scientists and product teams to perform system architecture and design activities. As a member of the product development teams, the Systems Engineer will develop advanced computing research into product designs and architectures.  While the focus is on hardware/software systems, a cross-functional team will be needed that can apply aspects of microwave and analog electronics, digital hardware design, mechanical and thermal design, and environmental control.

The Systems Engineer will:

  • Perform system architecture and design activities on systems or subsystems.
  • Work with customers, scientists, and engineers to elicit system level requirements.
  • Use model-based systems engineering approach for performing system architecture and design.
  • As part of a cross-functional systems team, mentor, and cross-train other team members.
  • Ensure system designs align to the system architecture.
  • Perform trade studies and concepts for new opportunities.
  • Create system verification and validation plans.
  • Perform simulation of system components using simulation software.
  • Working with the SEIT Lead, they will lead, establish, and enforce the adoption of standard processes, configuration management, and good engineering practices
  • Apply systems thinking and sound systems engineering practices in a R&D organization

This position will serve on-site in Linthicum, MD at our Advanced Technologies Laboratory.

Basic Qualifications for Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a similar technical discipline with 20 years of related experience, or 18 years with a Master's Degree, or 15 years with a PhD.
  • Experience in Systems Architecture and Design or Product Development.
  • Development of systems documentation, processes, and test plans.
  • Elicitation of requirements from stakeholders and customers into executable specifications.
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain US security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications for Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer:

  • Experience leading cross functional teams.
  • Experience in custom hardware system design.
  • Knowledge or experience in microwave, high speed digital, or cryogenic test.
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance.

    Salary Range: $170,600 USD - $256,000 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.


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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.