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Sr Principal Systems Engineer, Flight Control Actuation Systems

Requisition ID: R10107363

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SAP
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Sr Principal Systems Engineer, Vehicle Management Systems – Flight Control Actuation Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne, FL.  Current clearance preferred but not required. 

Job Summary: A Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Engineer focused on the Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS) designs and develops system architecture and defines key capabilities and performance requirements. Also defines design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications, developing thorough definition of system external interfaces, defining system implementation approach and operational concept, ensuring requirements are met, and evaluating performance with the customer.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Flight critical system design for aircraft control

  • Architecture design with optimized redundancy levels

  • Trade studies

  • Specification of hardware elements and technical support to procurement

  • Vehicle management software specification and oversight

  • Fault management design

  • Lab testing of flight hardware & software

  • On-aircraft testing

  • Support to vehicle flight testing

  • Anomaly resolution

  • VMS Specification development, requirements definition, functional modeling, and VMS testing

  • Support subsystems to VMS interfaces including managing requirements, design, testing and presenting updates to internal and external customers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with 9+ years of relevant experience; OR a Master’s Degree in relevant STEM discipline from an accredited university with 7+ years of relevant experience; OR a Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline from an accredited university with 4+ years of relevant experience

  • Integration test engineering experience

  • Technical background in the fundamentals of actuation loop closure and hardware/software implementation

  • Technical background in actuation modeling using MATLAB/Simulink (or similar)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current in-scope Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Technical background in electronics hardware and software certification

  • Experience with supplier contract closeout (i.e., FCA/PCA)

  • Technical background in hydraulic actuation system certification

  • Experience with supplier proposal review and supplier selection and coordination and technical and cost management

  • Technical background in writing the procurement specification for Hydraulic and electrical actuation

  • Experience managing the integration of the actuation system into the overall vehicle systems

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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

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.

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.