Principal or Sr. Principal MBSE Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10012708

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal or Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (MBSE) based out of Woodland Hills, CA.

As a Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Essential Functions:

• Conduct successful architectural modeling and design experience and knowledge of vehicle control systems focused on automated control of manned vehicles, flight management (FMS) and flight director systems and preferably all aspects of vehicle control from starting point through destination (i.e. take-off through landing).

• Demonstrate a clear understanding of the capabilities, limitations and design philosophy of systems involved in the control of manned aircraft including related subsystems, equipment, equipment suppliers, failure modes, and design, simulation, test and integration, and verification methods and tools.

• Use SCADE and MATLAB Simulink design modeling tools and with airworthiness criteria and certification.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline with 5 years of relevant experience; Master’s degree in STEM related discipline with 3 years of relevant experience; PhD in STEM related discipline with 0 years experience.


• Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline with 9 years of relevant experience; Master’s degree in STEM related discipline with 7 years of relevant experience; PhD in STEM related discipline with 3 years experience.


• Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate to team members, customers, and suppliers

• Experience in MBSE architecture development of systems.
• Experience in traceability between ICDs with architecture elements in Cameo.
• Experience modeling systems, subsystems, components, interfaces, and verification paths.
• Demonstrated expertise in hands-on MBSE modeling in Cameo.
• Ability to mentor other engineers in MBSE principles and tool usage.

• Strong requirement development and management skills.

• Must have ability to obtain security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience using DOORS.

• Experience designing or modeling of aircraft controls.

• Knowledge and experience with automated piloting of manned helicopters.

• Knowledge of automated aircraft controls supporting take-off, landing and in-flight phases.

• Knowledge of SCADE modeling toolset.

Salary Range: 101200 - 151800
Salary Range 2: 125500 - 188300

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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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.