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Sr Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10112746

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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.

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, and 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.

With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. #definingpossible

Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is seeking applicants for positions on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program as a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer. These positions will focus on Agile lifecycle development and Sustainment activities for the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS).

This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Support the PARCS agile development teams focused on DEVSECOPS solutions

  • Support management of Technical baseline documentation

  • Support the development of system design solutions in accordance with project technical, schedule and cost constraints

  • Participating, preparing and executing comprehensive system/element level test plans and procedures

  • Collaboration with technical management and customer representatives on project objectives

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior level Systems Engineers

  • Reviewing system engineering documentation to ensure test plans and methodologies meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, consistent and complete

  • Supporting the development of system integration plans, procedures and scenarios used in the conduct of software/hardware system integration testing

  • Participating in engineering peer reviews as a document originator or reviewer to ensure technical quality and engineering rigor is appropriate

  • Participating in project technical risk analysis and mitigation

The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, team-oriented environment. They will be a self-starter and efficient in achieving goals and proactive in pursuing subsequent tasks. Up to 10% travel may be required.

Basic Qualifications

  • 9 Years of systems engineering experience with a Bachelor’s - STEM; 7 Years of systems engineering experience with a Master’s - STEM; 4 Years of systems engineering experience with a PhD - STEM. (STEM degree is required to be considered**)

  • Must have Secret level security clearance or higher to be considered** (US Citizenship is required**)

  • Systems Engineering leadership including Project architecture, Requirements development and management, Process management and improvement, Design integration and test planning

  • Familiarity and/or experience with DOORS requirements management tool

  • Familiarity and/or experience with Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) theory and tools

  • Experience with automated testing techniques and tools

  • Technical documentation and analysis experience

  • Experience in Agile development processes, preferably Kanban and/or Scrum

  • Familiarity and/or experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) development processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • INCOSE Certification

  • Active or Interim DoD Secret clearance is highly preferred

  • Familiarity and/or experience with real-time operating systems

  • Familiarity and/or experience with emulation/virtualization technologies

  • Familiarity with ground-based radars, familiarity with phased array radars – Ideally with Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS), and the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) systems.

  • Experience using test automation tools and writing basic test scripts using Java or python programming languages

  • Experience in Linux scripting using bash or python languages

This position’s standard work schedule is a 40 hour work week.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Salary Range: $117,900 USD - $176,900 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.