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Vehicle Management Systems Principal Engineer Systems Architect / Sr Principal Engineer Systems Architect

Requisition ID: R10045988

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Vehicle Management Systems Principal Engineer Systems Architect / Sr Principal Engineer Systems Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Vehicle Engineering Flight Systems organization. This position is located in Melbourne, Florida or Rancho Bernardo, CA. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

In this role, you will be responsible for design and development of system architectures and defining key capabilities and performance requirements. Defining design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications. Developing thorough definition of system external interfaces. Defining system implementation approach and operational concept. Ensuring requirements are met and evaluating performance with customer. Additional responsibilities include managing requirements, design, testing and presenting updates to internal and external customers.

In this role, you will be supporting a program that requires an experienced engineer to support design and development of a Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) architecture for an aircraft. Travel Required up to 10% of time.

ENGINEERING RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Communicating with multiple subsystems to define physical interfaces to the Vehicle Management Computer
  • Documenting Vehicle Management System physical architecture including all data bus and discrete interconnections
  • Definition of interface and processing latency requirements based on subsystem functional requirements
  • Specification of test requirements for VMS system level performance
  • Development of product specifications to support acquisition of subsystems from vendors
  • Development of subsystem simulations as needed to support Vehicle Management System verification
  • Demonstrating a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills are required

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Engineer Systems Architect or a Sr Principal Engineer Systems Architect level.

The basic qualifications for a Principal Engineer Systems Architect are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 5 years of system architecture definition experience OR a Master’s Degree in STEM with 3 years of system architecture definition experience OR a PhD Degree in STEM with 1 year of system architecture definition
  • Experience with at least one of the following technical disciplines: Avionics or Electrical systems, data bus architecture definition, system integrity analysis, Vehicle Management Systems architecture development
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (with background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled in Continuous Evaluation)

The basic qualifications for a Sr Principal Engineer Systems Architect are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 9 years of system architecture definition experience OR a Master’s Degree in STEM with 7 years of system architecture definition experience OR a PhD Degree in STEM with 4 years of system architecture definition experience
  • Experience with at least one of the following technical disciplines: Avionics or Electrical systems, data bus architecture definition, system integrity analysis, VMS architecture development
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (with background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled in Continuous Evaluation)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience with design, development, and/or integration of Air Vehicle systems and subsystems in the military aerospace environment
  • Experience with advanced systems and development of new aircraft
  • Experience using the CAMEO design suite
  • Active Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance
  • Prior airworthiness experience

Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $188,600 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.