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Principal Systems Engineer – AARGM-ER Requirements Verification *Active Clearance*

Requisition ID: R10069911

  • 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.

We are currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer - Requirements Verification to support the Missile Development and Production Integration for the AARGM-ER program to work with our talented Advanced Weapons team in Northridge, CA.

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

The selected candidate will be required to work full-time, on-site in Northridge, CA. No remote/telework arrangement is available for this position.

The ideal candidate will be supporting the systems requirements verification effort as part of the Systems Engineering Integrated Product Team (IPT) for the AARGM-ER program and will work closely with various engineering functions to support requirements verification activities during the qualification test and integration phase.  Successful candidates are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced, aerospace team environment while possessing technical proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving skills, and ability to interface across the different engineering teams. Candidate will be responsible for analyzing, developing verification artifacts with various stakeholders from different IPTs, and managing the system and subsystems requirements as part of this verification effort. Candidate will be expected to interface and brief: System Engineering IPT lead, Chief Engineers, and Program Management. This position will require close collaboration with team members of other functional teams as well as working with the program to meet the customer’s needs while ensuring all processes and procedures are followed closely.

In this role, the selected candidate will (but not be limited to):

  • Thorough understanding of requirements for system architecture development and systems integration
  • Lead systems engineering requirements verification activities
  • Generation and update of System and sub-system level specifications in DOORS (including requirements traceability)
  • Update and maintenance of Requirements Verification Matrix (RVM), system drawings, and documents
  • Engage with IPT members for development and operational lifecycle requirements
  • Support various technical meetings, such as Material Review Boards (MRB), Change Control Board (CCB), Engineering Review Board (ERB), to understand the latest configuration(s) of the system/subsystem integration and designs
  • Lead System Verification Review (SVR) and other internal and external technical meetings
  • Collaborate cross-functionally/IPTs and production team to document manufacturing/test requirements and constraints for missile production
  • Support updates to Interface Control Documents (ICDs), Interface Change Notices (ICNs), technical manuals, technical specifications, and system/subsystem documentation for the customer/end user
  • Coordinate engineering activities during system integration, test phases, and production

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering or physics discipline with a minimum of 5 years of systems engineering, production/industrial engineering experience or equivalent
  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Experience in leading projects and collaborating with teams from different technical disciplines in requirements verification
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively communicating (written and oral) within all levels of the company to include Program Management and Technical Staff
  • Able to understand technical knowledge from different technical disciplines from a system level in order to provide effective solutions and input to the greater technical team
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment while ensuring the best decisions are made for the program
  • Understands product structure and document hierarchy
  • Ability to train and provide technical guidance other engineers and technicians
  • Must be willing and able to work on-site in Northridge, CA on a full-time basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Missile/Weapon development/sustainment programs
  • Experience with systems engineering tools such as IBM Rationale DOORS, Cameo, Rhapsody
  • Experience in configuration management process using a product lifecycle management tool, e.g., Teamcenter, Windchill, StarTeam
  • Experience with design in an aerospace environment
  • Experience with military in aircraft weapons release systems or weapon systems
  • Prior experience working in an AS9100 environment.


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.