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Sr. Principal Systems Architect- MBSE Digital Pathfinder

Requisition ID: R10059711

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Sr Principal Systems Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Position is located in Melbourne, Florida.

Digital Pathfinder is a collaborative engineering effort with Scaled Composites to design, build, and test an aircraft with a digital twin demonstrating complete digital thread development.  The aircraft is based on the Scaled Composites’ Model 401 and the effort includes the design and build of a newly developed wing, the addition of a NG Mission Systems payload and associated interfaces with final assembly in 2024 to support the subsequent flight demonstration program.

The objective of Digital Pathfinder is delivery of this capability using established processes and cross-sector digital engineering tools which demonstrate expected improvements in cost, schedule and first-time quality.The program is seeking a high performing, self-directed MBSE Architect, skilled in the development of integrated architectures in accordance with UAF, UPDM, SysML, and/or UML and will be involved in the creation / management of an Digital Twin captured in Cameo EA leveraging NGAS and Corporate Digital Thread design processes in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE).This position will support the maturation of thread capabilities for a manned aircraft mission. The Sr Principal Systems Engineer will work as a Thread Architect to mature the capabilities through functional analysis and Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) processes to deliver just-in-time design and optimize the development schedule for incremental capability development and early integration.  This individual will collaborate with several stakeholders (subsystem developers, system integrators, system testers, system requirements engineers) to support delivery of quality design products, lead Thread Capability detailed planning (and define acceptance criteria), and manage tracking of the development schedule.

This individual will also support development of thread integration plans and procedures and maintain technical cognizance of subsystem inter-dependencies and maturity of ICDs for identifying and resolving gaps. This individual will incorporate cross-IPT feedback to support the development and Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) approval of the following products:

  • Models of interface input/output, including messages, fields and signals, between subsystems to provide specification of end-to-end system capabilities for developers
  • Integration procedures
  • Development schedules
  • Models of software-to-hardware deployment and interface protocols
  • Mapping between requirements and design

Basic Qualifications:   
•    Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 9 years of systems or software engineering experience Or Master’s Degree in STEM and 7 years of systems or software experience
•    Experience in Systems Engineering, particularly in aerospace systems
•    Experience in Cameo EA to model system architecture sequences in collaboration with design, and test engineers.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience in integrating hardware and software in a lab environment
•    Experience in software development, including interfacing with systems engineering and integration and test.
•    Experience using Cameo EA interfaces to DOORS and Model Center to exercise the systems engineering digital thread in partnership with Requirements and Analysis disciplines.
•    Experience in the military aerospace development environment is preferred.

Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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

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.

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.