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Senior (Sr.) Principal Engineer Systems (Active Top Secret Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10056832

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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: 3

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 strong Systems Engineers. 

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 across multiple Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and being the face of Systems Engineering 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 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.

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 of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

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 with 9 years of experience in engineering; or a Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline with 7 years of experience in engineering, or a PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics discipline with 4 years of experience

· 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.

- Experience with integration activities

- Experience in various phases of development

Preferred Qualifications:

· 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: $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.