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Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10011529

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego - CA, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector is seeking a Mission Systems Embedded Technical Systems Engineer.  The role will be a hybrid between Thread Lead and Requirements and Verification.


The position requires systems thinking and working knowledge of the full development life-cycle processes that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Candidate must exhibit strong leadership characteristics in coordinating with multiple teams and managing tasks. The candidate must be capable of decomposing segment level requirements/artifacts into high-level architecture diagrams and subsequently Subsystem & SRS/HRS requirements. The candidate will also create software design artifacts to meet subsystem requirements, user stories, and ICDs. Collaborate with Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) organization to present at and support milestone design reviews to ensure software design and development complies with the overall technical vision of the system. The candidate will collaborate with IPT software scrum teams to enforce design adherence in the software baseline, investigate technologies, support trade studies and provide recommendations to IPT management. The role also calls for derivation of verification products and act as a stakeholder for RVR verification and sell-off.

Requirements and Verification Systems Engineer will also:
- Perform requirements analysis and decomposition.  
- Coordinate verification plans among various IPTs.  
- Utilize Unmanned Aerial ISR systems UML & requirements development tools. (DOORS, Magic Draw & Cameo)
- Define SW Sprint Plan and verification criteria for user stories.  
- Develop use cases and associated UML artifacts for new capabilities.
- Provide analysis and engineering support to new SW development efforts.

Basic Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university with 5 years of experience in engineering; or a Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university with 3 years of experience in engineering.
· An active in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain program access.
· Experience supporting Systems Engineering Milestones SRR, PDR and CDR.
· Experience in full lifecycle of Systems Engineering, including requirements decomposition, test planning, and requirements verification.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Prefer engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Engineering Physics
· Experience working on military aircraft / spacecraft systems
· Experience in developing, managing, and decomposing requirements
· Experience in system architecture, CONOPs, or model based system engineering
· Experience in ICD development and integration
· Demonstrated communication and technical writing skills.
· Proven ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders.
· MBSE and Agile Systems Engineering Experience.
· Experience with DOORS, Confluence, and JIRA.


Salary Range: 101200 - 151800

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.