Principal Engineer

Requisition ID: R10022121

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne - FL, 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: 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’s Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.


The selected candidate will be required to analyze software and hardware requirements across multiple levels of system, subsystem, and supplier specifications for impacts to Support, Sustainment, and Training products.  Candidate will also be required to define new requirements and ensure traceability to the parent and child specifications in support of new business initiatives. 

This position will perform system engineering and integration tasks relating to Product Support IPTs, and represent Product Support in interaction with Design Engineering and IPT support.  Familiarity with aircraft maintenance and sustainment is desired.


Essential Functions:

  • Frequently apply technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to responsible tasking, and demonstrate the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks

  • Be able to work under general supervision, where their effort will be reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.

  • Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.

  • Collaborate with intra-organizational and outside customer/supplier contacts on routine matters.

  • Represent the Product Support organization, and provide status and plans to leadership as directed.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.  Candidate must be comfortable collaborating closely with system engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university/college with 5+ year of related experience

  • Must have experience using Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) or similar requirements management tool.

  • Must have the ability to travel to various site locations to participate and represent the Product Support IPT.

  • Must have an Active, In-Scope, DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher that has been granted/renewed within the past 6 years

  • Must have the ability to obtain special access program clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Military aircraft experience.

  • Familiarity with software and network support is desired.

  • The candidate should be well organized, pay a great deal of attention to detail, possess good written and verbal communication skills and be able to present design concepts to an audience.

  • Able to collaborate in a team environment.

  • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.

Salary Range: 79700 - 119500

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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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.