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Principal Engineer Systems/ Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Sentinel Program Secret Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10098895

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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 Space Systems is currently seeking an Principal Engineer Systems/ Sr. Principal Engineer Systems to join the Launch Vehicles business unit to support the Sentinel Program in our Chandler, AZ office.

The selected candidate will work to maintain the architectural model, manage subsystem/component/assembly level requirements, participate in verification/validation planning, and support of integration and test. This position will require candidates to work with a team of systems engineers from a broad array of technical backgrounds as well as component design IPTs responsible for hardware development and integration activities. To succeed in this role the ideal candidate should bring a positive attitude, enjoy collaboration across teams and disciplines, and showcase a strong technical background.  Candidate should have strong technical skills and interpersonal skills with project experience to demonstrate that these requirements are met.

System Engineer Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Requirements Management

  • Architecture Management

  • Risk/Opportunity Management

  • Test Planning, Coordination, Execution

  • Verification Planning

  • System Verification Execution

This position may be offered at the Principal Engineer Systems Level 3 or may be offered at the Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Level 4.

Basic Qualifications:  

If offered at the Principal Engineer Systems Level 3 requires:

  • Bachelor of Science in STEM Engineering plus 5 years of experience. Masters degree plus 3 years of experience.

​If offered at the Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Level 4 requires:

Requires BS in STEM with a minimum of 9 years related experience, Master’s degree with 7 years of related experience or PhD with 4 years of experience. 

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Active Secret clearance is required for this position

  • Strong oral and written communication skill 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A strong experienced-based and academic foundation in Systems Engineering fundamentals

  • System testing and launch operations experience is desired

  • Experience with Agile and Scrum is desired

  • Experience with IBM Rationale DOORS is desired

  • Experience with SysML (specifically Cameo) is desired

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.