Principal Space Systems Engineer – TS/SCI

Requisition ID: 20020247

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 5

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.  The Northrop Grumman Payload and Ground Systems Division is a strategic partner specializing in delivering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for classified and unclassified missions in the space domain. We provide integrated classified support in the form of space domain awareness, satellite mission operations, satellite command and control and development and deployment of restricted payload solutions.  We have an opening for an experienced Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Space Systems organization. This position will be located in Baltimore, MD As a Principal Systems Engineer on this team, you will have the opportunity to support efforts on both concept and product development to deliver key solutions within the Northrop Grumman Corporation Space Systems Sector, Payload and Ground Systems Division. We cover a wide variety expertise within the systems engineering domain. This includes requirements, mission engineering, architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, verification and validation, and many more!  We do it all here, on-site, from sensors to payloads to full up spacecraft, supporting Class A to Class D missions.          The position will be responsible for supporting systems engineering tasks for space subsystems, payloads and/or vehicles.  These may include, but are not limited to:    
  • Requirements analysis, derivation, and management  
  • Architecture and CONOPs development  
  • Systems modeling and simulation  
  • Functional analysis  
  • Timeline analysis  
  • Trade studies  
  • Technical planning  
  • Cost and risk analysis  
  • Interface definition  
  • System design  
  • System integration and test  
  • Verification and Validation planning and execution  
  • Supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Some tools you could expect to use are:
 DOORS, STK, Cameo, Rhapsody, matlab, python  Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program  As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: Medical, Dental & Vision coverage401k
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts  Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work     For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more Link: https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/Pages/default.aspx  BaltimoreSpace #SpacePGS #SpacePGSSEIT #SpacePGSSEITMD

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & 5 years of relevant experience (or 3 years with Master of Science Degree or 0 years with PhD)
  • Active TS or SCI clearance
  • Systems engineering experience (i.e. requirements, mission engineering, architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, verification and validation)


Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Space experience
    • Sensor/payload experience:
    • Antennas
    • Radar
    • EO/IR
    • Communications
    • Processing, specifically On-Board Processing
  • Space vehicle experience
  • Space ground systems architecture and design experience
  • Mission engineering, modeling and simulation
  • Space Mission CONOPS
  • Assembly, Integration and Test (AI&T)


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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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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