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Sr Principal Engineer Systems/Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10101390

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Schriever AFB, CO, USA
  • 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
  • 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.


At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike.  For us, it’s about more than just performing.  It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people who make everything we do possible.

The Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) Modeling and Simulation Software (MSS) at Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Network Engineer on the SWDC Shared Services Platform (SSP) Agile Release Train (ART) located at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO. 

What you’ll get to do:

 As a Systems Engineer on this team, you will work with a team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, validate, and test requirements for a diverse suite of Missile Defense software M&S products on the SWDC contract. A primary objective which the team will achieve is to develop Systems Engineering products within a Model Based Engineering (MBE) environment. In this role, you will be supporting a technical lead, in addition to cross function product teams to define, maintain, and update the technical baseline as capability is added or enhanced. Ultimately, you will support the program through maturity and milestones to achieve the mission.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Sr Principal Engineer Level 04 requires: 9 Years with BS; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD
  • Principal Engineer Level 03 requires:  5 Years with Bachelors in Science STEM, or 3 Years with Masters, or 0 Years with PhD.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Atlassian (Jira/Confluence) tool suites
  • Experienced with complex software systems
  • Experienced with development lifecycles, including the V-model of the systems engineering process
  • Familiarity with the Missile Defense System and mission
  • High proficiency of technical problem solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include creating documentation during development
  • Ability to write scripts and automate processes (quality control checks, data formatting, document publication, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software development experience
  • Modeling and Simulation experience (configuring, executing, and analyzing results)
  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience (SysML/UML)
  • Program experience within the Missile Defense Agency elements (GMD, Aegis BMD, C2BMC, etc.)
  • Experience developing sophisticated software within Agile or SAFe
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems

Salary Range: $95,100 USD - $142,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.