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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10069458

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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 Enterprise Services Systems Engineering team is seeking a Senior Principal to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will report to the Manager of Systems Engineering in Enterprise Services and will be located in Roy, UT in support of the Sentinel Program.  


The selected candidate will interface and lead technical discussions with management, project managers, enterprise architects, technical specialists and the customer on a regular basis.  The system engineer is the technical lead responsible for the project’s overall system design. 


Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.  Analyses are performed at all levels to include: concept/scope, requirements, design, verification and validation, and transition to production.  Performs functional and schedules analysis, trade studies, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements, taking into consideration technical, schedule and cost constraints into optimal solutions for our customers. 


The selected candidate will possess good interpersonal, communications and leadership skills and must be able to clearly articulate analysis results to colleagues, management, and customers.  


Specific Roles and Responsibilities 


  • Design and Structure 

  • Determine high level business requirements in conjunction with customer and manage specifications throughout the systems lifecycle  

  • Conduct requirements elicitation, definition, systems analysis and design 

  • Architect definition, interface and context diagram documentation 

  • Identify compute and storage requirements to support customer  

  • Provide and verify installation diagrams or models for compute and storage facilities  

  • Provide As-Is and To-Be technical designs and assessments, perform Gap analysis  

  • Identify technology roadmaps to reduce program execution costs (as needed) 

  • Define Disaster and Recovery requirements and implementation (as needed) 

  • Proposal Activity 

  • Develop feasibility, rough order of magnitude (ROM) & committed pricing estimates including detailed basis of estimates 

  • Create scope, technical requirements, architecture & design documents 

  • Provide solution alternatives for technical Trade Studies  

  • Present and participate as an acting member of proposal review boards (as requested by management)  

  • Implementation and Execution 

  • Establish test plans, requirements traceability & transition to production artifacts 

  • Ensure system validation is performed against requirements   

  • Execute on system design for Data Center Architecture & Design  

  • Execute on system design for Network Architecture & Design to include supplier integration, extranet design and implementation 

  • Execute on system design for application and data Integration design & architecture 

  • Execute on security technologies to ensure policy compliance  

  • Manage and track status of projects, metrics, schedules and prepare status reports; and ensure remediation and ongoing compliance goals are met 

  • Client Support 

  • Provide technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses PLM, ERP and manufacturing  

  • As unique requirements are requested, ensure architecture and design alignment with standards & strategic direction and educate our customer on reasons for aligning to these standards 

  • Operate as SME for technical management, change management, risk management, and to operations management for our customers  



Minimum Qualifications 

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:  


  • Active DOD collateral secret 

  • The candidate selected for this position will be required to obtain a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) clearance within a period of time as determined by customer and/or program requirements; maintaining SAP/SAR will be required as a condition of continued employment. 

  • Ability to travel at least 10%  

  • 9 years of System Engineering or related experience with a BS in a STEM, 7 years or experience with a related Masters; or 4 years with PHD.  In lieu of the education requirement, 13 years of relevant IT experience with at least 4 years in System Engineering. 

  • Experience with designing IT systems and infrastructure  

  • Experience with Virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure  

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: 

  • UNIX/LINUX, Windows 

  • Red Hat/CentOS 5x, 6x & 7x 

  • Ubuntu 14.04,16.04,18.04 

  • Lubuntu 16.04 

  • Debian 9.4 and 9.6 

  • Windows (7, 10 / SVR 08, 12, 16) 

  • SharePoint 2010, 2013, SharePoint Designer 2013 

  • VMWare Workstation Pro 14, 15, Oracle VirtualBox 


  • Apache, Microsoft IIS (6, 8) 

  • Media Wiki, Word Press 

  • UNIX/Linux shell scripting, PERL/AWK, PHP, HTML, Microsoft Power Shell, VBScript, JavaScript 

  • Cisco switches, routers and firewalls 


  • Understanding of Core Services (e.g. Active Directly, DNS, DHCP) 

  • Understanding of Networking Architecture and Design 

  • Understanding of Cloud Architecture and Design 

  • Qualified candidates must possess a demonstrated ability to independently prioritize, plan and execute work tasks in a rapidly changing environment 


Preferred Qualifications 


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: 


  • Experience with MBSE and CAMEO, Rhapsody, Systems Architect, PTC Integrity or other similar COTS packages 

  • Familiarity with SDLC processes as well as with ITIL, Agile-SCRUM, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), NGC security requirements, services and enterprise solutions  

  • Technical Experience with SAP, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Engineering Solutions, Product Line Engineering, TeamCenter Enterprise, Mobile Applications, Extranet Solutions, or Collaboration Solutions  

  • Prior experience supporting various classified environments and meeting government and security requirements including SAP, JSIG, JAFAN 6/3, STIG, RMF, ICD 705 and DFARS. 

  • Successful experiences in delivering solutions to program, commercial, and government clients.  

  • Knowledge of the following technical domains: software, network, security, business analytics, mobility,  

  • Strong leadership, team building, and team partnering skills; excellent written and oral communications skills; emphasis on drawing, modeling and communicating systems engineering 

  • Ability to provide total system perspective including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies and requirements of hardware and software components  


Salary Range: $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

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 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.