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Space Systems Staff Systems Engineer – MBSE Lead

Requisition ID: R10049344

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We have an opening for a Staff Systems Engineer to join our talented, diverse team in Redondo Beach, CA. The selected candidate will support the Ground Segment (GS) Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) IPT. This position is responsible for being the MBSE Lead for the Ground Segment and will work closely with the Chief Architect to ensure the architecture is realized using MBSE. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Chief Architect to lead internal architecture meetings and external architecture meetings with customer representatives
  • Provide guidance and oversight for the modeling products developed in CAMEO for the program and other engineers working in the model
  • Collaborate with a variety of team members (thread leads, developers, system integrators, system testers, system requirements engineers) to support delivery of a number of CDRLs including interface design products, Software Design Document, Algorithm Design Document, Software Architecture Document, etc.
  • Maintain technical cognizance of subsystem interdependencies in support of maturing ICD’s for identifying and resolving gaps
  • Incorporate cross-IPT feedback to support the development and approval of the products
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Support systems engineering, trade studies, integration and test, verification and validation, and technical planning through Agile processes

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 14 years of related experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with 12 years of related experience
  • Practical working experience with system architecture design, trade studies, and performance analysis and simulation
  • Experience using CAMEO, a system architecture modeling tool
  • Experience using DOORS, a requirements management tool
  • Familiar with Agile Project management methodologies


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

Salary Range: $156,600 USD - $234,000 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.