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Sr Principal Systems Engineer – OKC (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10100164

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Oklahoma City, OK, 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
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

NG's Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Sr Principal Systems Engineer to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

You will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Lifecycle Sustainment and Modernization Solutions (LSMS). LSMS provides sustainment support for the US Air Force B-2 Bomber, E-3 Sentry, Airborne Warning and Control System, and numerous other Government platforms. Our team members complete engineering, reverse engineering and logistics solution efforts to solve complex obsolescence problems and ensure warfighter supportability.

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.


  • Serve as the primary Systems Engineering focal for the manufacturer and Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) integration during entire pre-production, production, and return to storage phases of performance of the B-2 Flight Control Surfaces program.

  • Act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of assigned projects.

  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

  • Participate in the negotiation of contract and contract changes, coordinating the preparation of proposals, business plans, performance work statements and specifications.

  • Perform or manage functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware specifications

  • Review drawings and specifications required to manufacture composite parts for producibility and submit Request for Change/Information (RC/Is) as required

  • Assist as necessary the Manufacturer’s planners in creation of new planning for composite components

  • Review as necessary the Manufacturer’s Manufacturing Top-Down Breakdown (MFG Process flow) based on Engineering requirements, including identification of required tooling

Basic Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors in Science or Engineering with a minimum of 9 years of experience OR a Master’s in Science or Engineering with a minimum of 7 years of experience or a PhD in Science or Engineering with a minimum of 4 years of experience

  • Experience in requirements development/allocation, test, and hardware design/development

  • Must have 4 years or more of experience managing B-2 technical programs.

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR)

  • Must be able to work on-site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Strong customer engagement skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven performance as a Systems Engineering leader in many of the phases of acquisition, design, integration, and execution.

  • Candidate will be able to rapidly assess and lend guidance to projects assigned to the organizational group as well as demonstrated mentoring and guidance to engineers.

  • Business development background including proposal development and Red Team support.

  • Experience with general requirements management best practices

  • Experience with production planning, tooling, and manufacturing

  • Experience with aircraft systems to include structures, composites, and flight controls

  • Experience developing organizational processes/procedures for various engineering analysis

Salary range: $106,200.00 - $159,200.00

These additional locations may be considered: Dayton, OH; Salt Lake City, UT

Salary Range: $106,200 USD - $159,200 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.