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Systems Engineer (Principal or Senior Principal Level; San Diego, CA; Active Secret Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10082775

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyber space. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

The selected engineer will have a good understanding of the systems engineering design life cycle and experience with fielded aircraft systems.  The candidate will work closely with the fielded aircraft and US Air Force or FMS (ROK/Japan) customers in support of technical issue resolution, Field Service Action Requests, Tech data discrepancies, and mission engineering. 

They will provide technical root cause evaluations, technical recommendations, data analysis, mission engineering, system integration, and troubleshooting with minimal oversight. 

Principal Systems Engineer Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in a STEM discipline with 5 years of engineering experience; MS degree in STEM discipline with 3 years of experience in engineering. PhD degree in a STEM discipline with 0 years of engineering experience

Sr. Principal Systems Engineer Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in a STEM discipline with 9 years engineering experience; MS degree in STEM discipline with 7 years engineering experience; PhD degree in a STEM discipline with 5 years of engineering experience

Basic Qualifications for Principal/Sr. Principal

  • An active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Experience supporting Fielded Aircraft Systems
  • Experience in full lifecycle of Systems Engineering, including requirements decomposition, test planning, requirements verification and requirements management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with USAF/ROK/Japan customers
  • Experience in ICD development and integration
  • Experience with multiple disciplines across Systems Engineering, incl. requirements, integration, technical configuration management (CM or Technical Baseline), cyber
  • Experience with root cause investigations, fielded issue investigation, and operational missions
  • Experience with software sustainment
  • Experience in Cost/Schedule Integration, EVMS and CAM responsibilities.

Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.