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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Level 4)

Requisition ID: R10111413

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Boulder, CO, USA   |  Colorado Springs, CO, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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

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.

We are Northrop Grumman Space Systems focused on work in the Launch and Missile Defense Systems area – Seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer based out of either Boulder, CO or Colorado Springs, CO.



∙ Conducts performance analysis efforts of a missile tracking and prediction system
∙ Collaboratively and independently develop analysis approach for a variety of scenarios
∙ Work in an Agile environment  
∙ Ensure the timely resolution of system defects
∙ Analysis tool development (Python & Matlab) ∙ Be a productive member of the analysis team

Basic Qualifications for a Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer:

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of related experience; 7 years of related experience with a Masters or 4+ years with a PhD.

Must have a Secret clearance and ability to maintain a Top Secret with SCI eligibility

Familiarity with Analysis and Systems Engineering

Prior systems experience in the Missile Defense realm

 Ability and willingness to mentor/lead junior engineers in technical topics

Preferred Qualifications

∙ Experience with performance analysis, requirements verification, simulation, validation, and algorithms

∙ Familiarity with the Missile Defense System
∙ Familiarity with Overhead Persistent Infrared

∙ Linux experience
∙ Python or Matlab experience

∙ Ability to travel on occasion to Northrop Grumman and customer locations


This position reports to Boulder, CO, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Colorado Springs, CO, CO, USA.

Salary Range: $117,900 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.