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Sr Principal Engineer Systems Architect

Requisition ID: R10046861

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an opening for a Digital Engineering/Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.   

Position Overview:  

This successful candidate will be supporting the Advanced Autonomy Team in the South Bay to help realize a vision for future autonomous capabilities across NGAS. They will be responsible for leading MBSE architecture, processes, and tools. In addition, they will drive team adoption of digital engineering practices and define a roadmap to utilize government reference architectures, open standards, and common tools as appropriate.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in a STEM discipline with 9 years of relevant experience; OR 7 years experience with a Master's degree.
  • Expert level MBSE knowledge (including Cameo toolset) – can lead this MBSE work in collaboration across the sector. Ability to analyze architectures and develop various DODAF or SysML Viewpoints in support of this effort. Will be responsible for system architecture, requirement analysis and functional decomposition.  
  • Knowledge of UAV architectures, to support driving the trade off decisions on functional allocation of capabilities across major UAV components (control segment, VMS, MMS); with segmentation of mission critical; safety critical; and flight critical domains.
  • Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain program access to major efforts in the sector.  (most work will be unclassified, but the lead must be clearable to things in time).

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience with ABMS/JADC2, COMSA, CoreVMS, and Autonomous Systems.  
  • Rhapsody toolset knowledge – or ability to stitch in the COMSA modeling work, which is done in Rhapsody.
  • Current program access to major efforts in the AS sector. 


Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.