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Sr. Principal Product Owner Engineer

Requisition ID: R10059717

  • 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’s Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Sr. Principal Product Owner Engineer (E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Cockpit Technical Refresh (HECTR) Product Owner) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals on the E-2D Program. This position is located in Melbourne, FL.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Key Responsibilities:

The candidate will perform the SOW of the E-2D Avionics HECTR Product Owner guiding the development of the architecture while coordinating with the HECTR Technical Lead

  • Product Owner provides engineering support to the HECTR Technical Lead and Scrum Master to define the items in the Product Backlog and lead the team in all PI Planning events and makes sure each task aligns to the program IMS

  • Provide engineering support to the HECTR Technical Lead engineer for requirements development, trade study development, supplier management, and HW/SW integration of aircraft avionics systems in Lab / Flight Test

  • Product Owner provides engineering efforts to manage the HECTR project features and User Stories to optimize Return-On-Investment (ROI)

  • Engineering oversight to work with the HECTR Technical Lead to prioritize features / User Stories according to our USN and Supplier stakeholder needs

  • Engineering effort to Inspect the current Features / User Stories in the current Sprint (Agile Process) and adapt the Product Backlog based on the amount of Points (workload) assigned to the entire team

  • Lead the engineering effort to modify/change features and User Stories and assign priority every sprint while closely coordinating with program Schedulers, Scrum Master, and HECTR Technical Lead

  • Product Owner will lead the engineering effort to communicate HECTR Project Progress & Status to E-2D Program Leadership

  • Cross-IPT Team Engineering efforts:  Product Owner accepts or rejects work from the development team, coordinates work across IPTs to keep track of Givers/Receivers and all Risks & Dependencies.

A successful Product Owner has good leadership skills and understands the scope of the work and the impact of the work on other teams. The Product Owner consistently brings up concerns, issues and risk and holds team to a high level of technical rigor.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline, AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a Master’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, or a Ph.D. AND 4 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering.

  • Must have the ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Agile, Product Owner and/or Scrum Master experience

  • Leadership experience managing a team of diverse engineering IPT Groups

  • Avionics Engineering experience with Flight Control Systems, Displays, and Mission Computers

  • Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) experience

  • RNP RNAV certification experience - process for attaining certification

  • Experience designing to RTCA DO-178 commercial standards for RNP RNAV certification

  • Experience designing to RTCA DO-200 standard


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 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.