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Engineer Systems / Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10066486

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sykesville, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Seeking an engineer with experience in Matlab/Simulink development for nuclear power plant applications. Must have nuclear operational plant experience. This engineer will be part of a dynamic, cutting edge design team by helping characterize reactor and power conversion system behavior in terms of capabilities, constraints and interactions with other systems. This engineer will be partially responsible for the steady state and transient analyses of the reactor, the power conversion cycle, the control and monitoring system, as well as the support systems.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 5 years of relevant experience with a BS; 3 years experience with an MS, 0 years experience with a PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
  • Experience in one or more of the following system engineering knowledge areas: technical planning, requirements derivation, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, cost and risk analysis, interface definition, system design, system integration, verification and validation, supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • Willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within diverse teams.
  • Experience with nuclear power generation or software enabled real time control systems.
  • Experience in system architecture development and system design
  • Proficiency with lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, and multimeters
  • Experience with simulation tools (e.g. Simulink, Saber, SPICE),
  • Experience with analog electronics (e.g. sensor interfaces), digital electronics, control circuit cards, and embedded software
  • Experience with the United States Navy or other military departments
  •  Experience in testing and troubleshooting hardware and/or software

Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.