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Model Based Systems Engineer / Principal Model Based Systems Engineer 2 *CURRENT/ACTIVE CLEARANCE REQUIRED*

Requisition ID: R10067277

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, 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 Defense Systems is currently seeking a Systems Engineer 2 (Weapon Systems) to join the Advanced Programs team  to develop complex, next generation, state of the art weapon systems.

This position can be located in Northridge, CA. or in Tucson, AZ.

You will be a member of a high performing, systems engineering team interacting with customers, program management, cross-functional teams of engineers and senior technologists.

In this role as a Systems Engineer/Principal Systems Engineer, (Weapon Systems) the selected candidate will participate in the development of integrated hardware & software subsystems for advanced weapons. This role includes supporting the translation of customer requirements into system/ component requirements and interfaces within a Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) environment. This position includes the performance of requirements analysis, trade studies and analysis, functional analysis, state behavior analysis, and system timeline analysis.

Job Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

• Perform requirements definition, multi-segment interface definition and system design activities that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
• Support creation and maintenance of descriptive SysML-based systems models using model based systems engineering (MBSE) methods and tools (Cameo, Rhapsody).
• Prepare and present system and subsystems preliminary and detail design configurations, and performance assessments. 
• Interface with the design and implementation engineers and subject matter experts to ensure that robust and compliant designs are developed.


Basic Qualifications for a System Engineer are: 
• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two (2) years of related experience in similar / related field OR Master's degree with 0 years of related experience. 
• Current Active Secret clearance or higher with a Periodic Reinvestigation within the last 5 years.
• Experienced, skilled, and disciplined in system engineering processes (requirements analysis and definition, functional analysis, and/or systems design synthesis). 
• Experience with Model Based Engineering (MBE), Model Based System Engineering (MBSE), Multidiscipline Design, Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) and other systems analysis methods and tools.        


Preferred Qualifications: 
• Background in aerospace systems; basic understanding of aircraft systems, missile systems, avionics, software systems, and their design drivers.


Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $123,600 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.