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Principal Systems Engineer – Interface (23-108)

Requisition ID: R10094219

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: 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: 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 Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Systems Engineer  - Interface to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

C2BMC External or Internal Interface Engineer conducting interface definition and revision to incorporate new system capabilities and spiral development changes that affect the C2BMC interface. Primary responsibility will be developing and updating XML schemas (.xsd files) to support multiple Interface Control Documents (ICDs). Will work with multiple ICD authors and participate in multiple technical working groups to apply knowledge of the system domain and interface exchange requirements. Must have working knowledge of XML and proficiency in XML Spy.

Essential Functions:

  • Successful candidate will attend interface working group meetings with MDA customer and representatives of assigned external element engineering organization as well as support to program integration and test related efforts for the associated interface.
  • Successful candidate may also be assigned to support: other interface engineers in developing ICDs for other BMDS Elements; XML schema development; requirements engineering, use case development, and logical architecture modeling tasks as SE department tasking dictates.
  • Successful candidate will support spiral leadership to assure interface artifacts and system assessment tasks required for the assigned sensor interface are completed when required.

Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Secret clearance is required.
  • 5 Years with Bachelor’s degree in a related field; 3 years’ experience with a Master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated Systems Engineering skills and experience with interface engineering, to include: message definition and processing rules; message formatting (e.g. XML, VMF, et al); physical/network specifications and models, to include the ISO OSI model; physical/network topologies and devices; network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, et al).
  • In addition, requirements engineering, to include experience working with IBM Rational's Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS).
  • Mid-Career experience performing pre-PDR systems engineering for DoD Information Systems.
  • Must be able to function as part of an experienced team in developing systems engineering products and artifacts while adhering to the program Architecture and Systems Engineering Management Plan (ASEMP) and other processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desired skills include: requirements engineering, use case development, logical architecture modeling, MBSE modeling, to include: behavioral modeling (use cases, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams, statechart diagrams, etc.); structural modeling (structural composition diagrams, interface diagrams, conceptual object diagrams, etc.); et al., SysML, BMDS domain experience, RMF-based cyber security ,and project planning utilizing MS Project, and Earned Value Management techniques and tools.
  • Experience with Agile or Iterative Development Methods.
  • Past experience with LRDR or other MDS sensor elements is a significant plus.
  • Experience with team leadership, task tracking, and issue resolution coordination is a significant plus.
  • Experience with Agile/Iterative development methods is also a significant plus.
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA) sensor domain experience a plus.
  • Specific interface experience with the MDA elements or sensors is a significant plus.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Salary Range: $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.