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Principal Engineer Systems/ Sr Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10081095

  • 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: Days (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 Principal Engineer Systems/ Sr Principal Engineer Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

In this role the candidate will work for the Strike MST RDI group and work with other assigned IPT disciplines to implement design requirements and architecture. The candidate to provide engineering leadership, analysis, and execution support for the development of innovative systems. Focus is on creating Interface Control Documents (ICD’s), reviewing Supplier Data Requirements List (SDRL’s) and Air Worthiness artifacts and Technical Data Packages (TDP’s), technical integration and coordination with internal and external engineering teams to solve complex issues, as well as support the PM regarding program scheduling and closure of activities.  The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. 

The candidate will be responsible for the requirements analysis, development, allocations and tracing; performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, running detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into capability-based requirements. They will provide design assessments and perform verification checks; develop technical, system integration and verification plans and track progress; perform cost trades; perform risk analysis, develop mitigation plans and track closure; develop interface control documents with minimal oversight.

The candidate will help ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

Essential Functions:
• Reviews Supplier SDRLs and Air Worthiness Artifacts 
• Applies technical expertise, has knowledge to review SDRL’s for technical content and determine if addition actions need to be taken before submitting CDRL.  
• Work with suppliers and MST engineering and/or other IPTs to discuss resolution options to close out supplier SDRL deliveries and Air Worthiness artifacts.
• Additional responsibilities related to supplier ICD’s, SDRL’s, Contractor Data Requirements List (CDRL’s), or AW artifacts may be required.   
• Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings at technical and program review IPT boards.  Exercises expert Technical and program review boards leadership
• Applies extensive technical expertise in the development of technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.  Expertly manage engineering change proposals 
• EWW (Overtime) may occasionally be required.

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

Basic Qualifications: 
•    Principal Systems Engineer: Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 5 years of experience OR Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of experience. (Preference of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Computer Engineering)
•    Sr. Principal Systems Engineer: a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline and 9 years of Engineering Experience OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of experience. (Preference of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Computer Engineering)

•    Ability to obtain additional Special Access Program (SAP) clearance before establishing a start date (contingency)

•    An active Secret DoD Clearance
•    Military Aircraft DoD Programs experience 
•    Understanding of common System Engineering processes and procedures
•    Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Requirements Management 
•    Basic knowledge of Lab Integration/Test Environment 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience with civil aviation integration and regulation 
•    Familiarity with MIL-STD-810 and/or RTCA DO-160
•    Experience conducting MIL-HBK-516C Airworthiness Assessments or supplier audits
•    Knowledge of Range Commanders Council (RCC) IRIG-106 Standard for Data recording and Telemetry

•    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Requirements Management 

•    Knowledge of Lab Integration/Environment (including familiarization with creating ATP’s, Installation & Check out procedures and Test Equipment)


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.