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Principal System Safety Engineer/ Sr. Principal System Safety Engineer

Requisition ID: R10066353

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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, 10% 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.

The Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems Specialty Systems Engineering Department has an immediate opening for a Principal Systems Safety Engineer/ Sr Principal Systems Safety Engineer with a working knowledge of systems / software development lifecycle, and/ or System/Software Safety responsible for System Safety Engineering and Airworthiness support, to provide the engineering team with application of safety policies and guidance. The candidate will join our System Safety Engineering team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position will be located in Melbourne, FL.


Essential Responsibilities:


•    Applies knowledge, methodologies and principles of safety engineering as defined in MIL-STD-882E and Software Safety engineering as defined in the Joint Software System Safety Engineering Handbook (JSSSEH)

•    Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems

•    Independently analyzes and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or eliminate hazards

•    Develops requirements and designs, assess implementations for hazard and causal factors to satisfy critical system safety objectives

•    Develops and evaluates systems, associated support equipment and facilities, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable safety specifications and standards

•    Collaborate with various design teams in the execution of various MIL-STD-882E hazard analyses

•    Applies engineering principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, test, or evaluate military weapons systems

•    Reviews and prepares engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation for system safety and in support of Airworthiness Certification IAW MIL-HDBK-516

•    Reviews architecture, requirements and interface artifacts for safety on complex hardware/ software systems

•    Reviews Test Plans and Procedures for safety requirements verification and potential hazardous operations

•    Conducts analysis within a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBE) environment

•    Perform hardware/ software safety (Experience in AGILE development)


Basic Qualifications: 

•  Basic qualifications for a Principal Systems Safety Engineer: Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years of experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline with 3 years of  experience 

•  Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Systems Safety Engineer: Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9 years of experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of  experience 

•  Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

• This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs after the start of employment


Preferred Qualifications:

•    An active DoD Secret clearance or higher (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

•    Working knowledge in military/civil system and software safety process (MIL-STD-882E, ARP4671) and related software assurance processes (JSSSEH, DO-178C/DO-254) 

•    Experience with DOORS, JIRA, PYTHON, C++, FISHEYE and/or Confluence

•    Working knowledge of flight test engineering, Software systems integration engineering, and software test engineering

•    Experience in Hardware/Software Integration

•    System Safety Experience

•    Experience in military aviation

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.