TMC Sr. Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10015995

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB - CO, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim 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 Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) Threat Modeling Center (TMC) at Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Engineer Systems out of Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

The Threat Modeling Center is responsible for the development and delivery of high fidelity threat modeling products in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. This position is for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineering supporting an agile software development team. Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Decomposition of Capabilities and Feature Epics, into User Stories - Driving Backlog Refinement activities
  • Helping agile teams meet definition of Acceptability Criteria for Capabilities, Features, and User Stories
  • Assisting product owner in identification of key user needs to drive the priority of product backlog items in order to deliver incremental user functionality - Ensure transparency into the upcoming work of the product development team
  • Clearly identify and describe product backlog items in order to build a shared understanding of the problem and solution with the product development team
  • Regular communication with stakeholders to understand requirements Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 Years with relevant Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with Ph.D.
  • Final DoD Secret clearance
  • Systems Engineering Lifecycle background including requirements derivation
  • Working knowledge of Agile development methodologies, specifically the product owner role
  • Strong Systems Engineering background
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodology and tools (e.g., Cameo) and SysML methods
  • Prior experience in an Agile software development environment
  • Must possess good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualification:

  • Ability to work independently and in groups equally well; must be a self-starter
  • Excellent time management - Certifications (INCOSE, CSEP, OCSMP) -
  • Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering or Graduate Certificate
  • Understanding of Modeling and Simulation (M&S), specifically for ballistic missile systems
  • Knowledge of the flight characteristics, motion, atmospheric dynamics, and missile performance parameters necessary to model ballistic missiles is highly desirable.
  • Strong math, physics or engineering background is preferred.
  • Knowledge of software design and performance in IT infrastructures, networks and cloud solutions
  • Experience with Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence) - Current DoD Top Secret clearance with SSBI (SCI eligibility)

Salary Range: 114080 - 171120

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 ( 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 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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