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Sr Principal Engineer Systems – Space-to-Ground Communication Network Requirements & Verification Lead (TS/SCI Required)

Requisition ID: R10105964

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Dulles, VA, USA   |  Colorado Springs, CO, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • 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
  • 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 Sector, Tactical Space Systems Division, seeks a qualified Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to support a space-to-ground communications network. This position is located in Dulles, VA or Colorado Springs, CO. Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical role for the National Security Systems (NSS) business area. This position offers the opportunity to work on exciting, cutting-edge programs and new mission areas. The position is to lead the requirements definition effort for a spacecraft development program.

Candidates should be knowledgeable of requirements flow down and management, validation and verification planning, interface definition, and expertise with various engineering tools such as DOORS and Cameo.  The role will include validating the customer level requirements and pulling from multiple inputs to develop the program level requirements.  The role will include support for major program reviews such as SRR, PDR, and CDR. The role will include interface with clients, as well as regular interactions with internal engineering associates and program management.




Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area and 9 years of experience; M.S. in STEM or related area and 7 years of experience; or a PhD in STEM or related area and 4 years of related experience

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering for requirements and architecture management (DOORS and Cameo Systems Modeler preferred)

  • Must have US Citizenship with current or active Top Secret/SCI level Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Space industry experience - Space domain/space vehicles, subsystems, and components

  • Radiofrequency (RF) and/or digital communications experience

  • Space-ground communications experience

  • Experience coordinating the efforts of diverse stakeholders.

This position reports to Dulles, VA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Colorado Springs, CO, CO, USA.

Salary Range: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.