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Systems Engineer/ Pr. Systems Engineer – Top Secret (Satellite/Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10091440

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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 Tactical Space Systems is seeking a Systems Engineer/Principal Systems Engineer. This position is located in Colorado Springs, CO and will support an IRAD program for a physics-based simulation environment focused on satellite operations.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Develop space system architecture models using Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Derive, allocate, update, and maintain requirements and specifications
  • Research other modeling and simulation (M&S) systems to define a future integration solution
  • Define high-level ConOps that provides a representation of a future integration solution
  • Support cost estimation to perform future integration solutions
  • Support all phases of the systems lifecycle including concept, design, development, test, operation, and maintenance.
  • Maintain design documentation
  • Work with orbital dynamics; guidance, navigation, and control.

Required Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at Systems Engineer level (T02) or Principal Systems Engineer Level


  • Systems Engineer (T02) requires a minimum 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 0 years with Masters in Science degree
  • Principal Systems Engineer (T03) requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 3 years with a Master in Science or 0 years with a PhD
  • Understanding of Systems Engineering principles and process
  • Experience in Cameo EA including logical, physical, and functional architecture
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team: software engineers, orbital analysts and test engineers
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with current or active Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or active Top-Secret Clearance with Special Access Program
  • Prior experience with RPO, Satellite Ground Station Software, Distributed M&S, and/or wargaming
  • Experience in deriving, allocating, updating, and maintaining requirements
  • Experience in ConOps development
  • Experience in Python
  • Experience in Agile Development
  • Experience working in an Agile Team

# COSpace

Salary Range: $77,200 USD - $115,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $95,100 USD - $142,700 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.