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Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10063474

  • 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: 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.

Job Description / SOW:
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Systems Engineer – Airworthiness Liaison to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position is located in Melbourne, Florida. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

The Airworthiness Liaison will define system architectures, CONOPS, use cases and artifacts to mitigate airworthiness risks driven by software and computing infrastructure. The Airworthiness Liaison will perform technical airworthiness planning and verification support, specific to Section 15, including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities for complex total systems with IPT/REs as well as customer counterparts. The Airworthiness Liaison will perform functional and process analyses, requirements allocation and definition studies to translate customer requirements into criteria and requirements. Ensures the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness requirements into system solutions to meet program objectives (e.g., Flight releases, Type certification, continued airworthiness, and operation or airspace integration). The selected individual will be responsible for analyzing planning, design and verification artifacts to assess compliance with airworthiness expectations.

Basic Qualifications:

• The basic qualifications for the Principal Systems Engineer are a Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 5 years of systems or software engineering experience Or Master’s Degree in STEM and 3 years of systems or software experience
• Experience in Systems Engineering, particularly in aerospace systems
Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
• Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university.
• Experience with DoD, Military or Civil Airworthiness experience.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
• Familiarity with Section 15 of MIL-HDBK-516B Expanded and -516C
• Military aircraft development or modification experience
• Ability to initiate Airworthiness Certification process improvement initiatives
• USAF Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, and Airworthiness Bulletins (AWB)
• Airworthiness Risk Assessments (AWRA), Program Risks
• Experience in the military aerospace development environment is preferred.
• Preference for an active DoD Top Secret (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.