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Sr Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10093858

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Aurora, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!

Northrop Grumman has an opening for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer to support the National Security Sector in Aurora, CO, in providing information technology upgrades for a network-centric program.

    The candidate will be responsible for the vetting of systems integration lifecycle requirements to include coordination and completion of systems engineering, integration and test tasks, while overseeing all aspects of engineering planning, design and implementation.
•    Establish functional and technical specifications of service requests.
•    Work with customers and an engineering team to validate service requests requirements and facilitate a final engineering design.
•    Work with other engineers, systems analysts, programmers, technicians, and top¬ level managers in the design, testing and implementation of technical solutions to meet customer requirements.
•    Provide frequent contact with customers, traceability within program documents, and the overall status of projects.
•    Consult customers, visit workplaces, conduct surveys to validate engineering designs are sufficient to meet customer expectations.
•    Ensures adequate and appropriate planning for facility hardware and communications .
•    Prepares engineering plans and site installation technical design packages.
•    Provides coordination in the analysis, acquisition and installation of hardware and software.
•    Recommend changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes.
•    Coordinate with vendors and with program personnel to facilitate purchases.
•    Coordinate with logistics and integration teams to facilitate equipment staging, shipment and installation.
•    Prepare milestone status reports and deliveries/presentations on the system test and evaluation concept to colleagues, subordinates, and end user representatives.
•       Knowledge, Skills and Ability Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
•       Candidate should be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
•       Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
•       Impact guides the successful completion of major milestones and may function in a project leadership role.
•       Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
•       Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project.
•       Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.
•       Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI, with CI Poly  
  • 9 Years relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

Salary Range: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.