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Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10099746

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Northridge, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Defense Systems is currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer (Weapon Systems) to support the development and implementation of Digital Engineering capabilities for the SiAW Program. This role can have three distinct focus areas, so candidates with diverse skillsets who are interested in transitioning into Digital Engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

The three focus areas are:

  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Infrastructure and Architecture

  • IDE Applications and Integrations

  • Digital Engineering Education and Training

  • The selected candidate will support the identification and solution implementation of software applications within an Integrated Development Environment. These capabilities will drive enhanced collaboration across the engineering lifecycle, from early Systems Engineering, through System and Subsystem Design, and into manufacturing and supply chain as well as modeling and simulation, digital thread, design automation and Dev*Ops. 

    This position reports to the SiAW Digital Engineering Integrated Product Team and will be part of a larger pathfinder effort to define Digital Engineering for an enterprise family of products. The successful candidate for this role will work with other program IPTs to incorporate Digital Engineering into their day-to-day activities, including direct participation in working sessions, developing artifacts and content, providing guidance, and helping them work through challenges related to adopting Digital Engineering. This position will require onsite work with occasional remote work possible.

    Because of the uniqueness of this role, enthusiasm for Digital Transformation is a key attribute for success. The primary responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify the right Digital Engineering processes and tools to use to solve program challenges

  • Help program IPTs implement Digital Engineering processes, such as Agile, Dev*Ops, Performance Modeling, Virtual Simulation & Testing, and Model Based Engineering practices and tools

  • Support geographically separated Agile teams and work effectively with cross-functional and cross-sector individuals within those teams

  • Help ensure we’re employing Digital Engineering properly to meet customer requirements, e.g. major milestone meetings and CDRL deliveries

  • Help other engineers and program professionals get up to speed on Digital Engineering and become effective practitioners

  • Provide informal training on Digital Engineering processes and tools and direct users towards appropriate computer-based or instructor-led training

  • Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in STEM field with 5 years of experience; Master's Degree with 3 years of experience; or PhD with 0 years of experience

  • Must be comfortable working in an Agile team

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with active or current DoD Secret level clearance, with eligibility to obtain TS/SCI.

  • Self-starter with ability to take on complex problems with ambiguity

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong ownership of problems and ability to offer and implement solutions.

  • Desire to actively work toward process improvement and efficiency

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with collaborating with other engineers and cross-functional teams. Active or current Top Secret Clearance

  • Ansys Model Center experience

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • Familiarity with Digital Engineering concepts such as Digital Threads and Digital Twins, hands-on experience a significant plus

  • Familiarity with Agile development experience, including use of Atlassian products such as Jira and Confluence             

  • Familiarity with modeling and simulation tools, such as System ToolKit (STK) and Simulink

  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and tools such as Cameo

  • Familiarity developing training and education plans

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $157,000 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.