Sr. Principal Propulsion Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10016504

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Magna - UT, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman is currently looking for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to work in our Bacchus (Magna), UT location.

Consideration will be given for remote work opportunity

Roles & Responsibilities:
The Systems Engineer is responsible for development of requirements, verification planning and change integration for our major systems.  The Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing new systems and system upgrades by managing requirements and integrated changes in a disciplined, broad reaching process, to ensure our propulsion systems perform to specification and satisfy every customer need. Within Propulsion Systems, systems engineering provides a gateway to many other opportunities with in propulsion systems and could include project engineering, design engineering and also senior systems engineering.
Job Duties:

  • Analyze the needs of the system and translate into verifiable performance and design requirements

  • Evaluate all customer requirements and flow down in specifications and determine implementation approach

  • Determine verification methodology and approach for each requirement

  • Use a requirements management database to document requirements applicable to the system

  • Evaluate results of verification processes and validate results against system requirements

  • Integrate customer directed changes into the system and facilitate implementation of changes within a change management system

  • Coordinate and communicate with all stakeholders, including customers, all things related to requirements, implementation of requirements and verification, and resolution of problems and issues

  • Develop model architecture for model based integration of requirements, design, analysis, and verification

Skills & Qualifications: 

 A candidate qualified for this position should have the following demonstrated skills and experience:

  • Understanding of requirements and basic principles of verification approach

  • Ability and skills to work multidisciplined engineering problems

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 

Experience Requirements: 

A qualified candidate for this position should have some experience relevant to this position, including:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in Systems Engineering or in Integration Design or a related field in propulsion, preferably in a government contractor environment

  • Demonstrated experience in many aspects of aerospace design development processes including design, analysis, testing and integration

  • Exposure to and familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering tools (Cameo, Doors, etc…) and languages (SysML or UML) are required

Experience Preferred: 

  • Assembling plans and detailed schedules to accomplish an engineering effort

  • Product testing or validation testing, preferably system level tests demonstrating interaction between subsystems or major elements

  • Participation in developing formal interfaces between parts of a system

  • Familiarity of requirement sets and system architectural approach necessary for spaceflight systems

  • Experience with Model Based Engineering and integration of descriptive and analytical models

  • A graduate certificate in Systems Engineering is highly preferred


  • BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Physics or Engineering Management is required & 9 years of experience or 7 years with a MS

  • Consideration will be given to candidates with a BS or MS degree in other engineering disciplines with strong relevant experience

Salary Range: 108376 - 162564

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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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