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Principal / Sr. Principal Data Scientist

Requisition ID: R10110924

  • CategoryCategory: Research and Sciences
  • LocationLocation: Clearfield, UT, 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
  • 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.

The Business Systems Integration (BSI) team within Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (AS) is seeking a motivated individual to join our team as a Principal / Sr. Principal Data Scientist. This Business Systems position is located in Clearfield/Roy, Utah. Our team is new to Aerospace Structures Business Unit (ASBU) and will be responsible for Data Science. The candidate will need to be a strategic thinker who can apply data science, trend analysis, and machine learning to make well-informed people decisions. The candidate will ask questions about people, the business, and how we can use data to find creative solutions. The candidate will need to be candid and collaborative in taking on our most difficult analytics projects as well as the process and culture changes that accompany them. The candidate must demonstrate customer support skills, be able to work collaboratively in cross functional team settings and be able to complete assignments with minimal management supervision.  The role requires the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and to learn new computer applications.


  • Act as deputy for the Business Systems Integration Manager
  • Translating business questions and identifying and implementing appropriate modeling or analysis techniques
  • Taking projects from initial concept through deployment
  • Creating data visualizations using common tools (Python or R libraries, Power BI, Tableau, etc.)
  • Utilizing exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to present complex models or analyses to business partners
  • Collaborating with stakeholders, teammates, and business leaders

Our team enjoys a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaboration across all levels. We are comfortable conversing at all levels of our leadership chain, from the individual contributor level all the way up through senior leadership. We work closely with teams throughout the Production Operations organization: system engineers, design engineers, manufacturing and industrial engineers and operational leadership. 

Our team works a 9/80 work week, which gives you every other Friday off to pursue interests outside of the office. Travel is up to 10%, all within the continental US and typically involves travel to Iuka, MS and Dayton, OH but may require occasional travel to any major NG site. 

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of relevant data analyst experience, or Master's degree with 3+ years of data analyst experience, or PhD.
  • Expertise in machine learning, modeling algorithms, or statistics
  • Experience with Python, R, or another scripting language
  • Experience with Power BI
  • Experience with SQL, ETL, and databases
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance or Top-Secret clearance
  • The ability to obtain program access

Senior Principal

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years of relevant data analyst experience, Master's degree with 7+ years of data analyst experience, PhD with 4+ years of data experience.
  • Expertise in machine learning, modeling algorithms, or statistics
  • Experience with Python, R, or another scripting language
  • Expertise in Power BI
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance or Top-Secret clearance
  • Experience with SQL, ETL, and databases
  • The ability to obtain program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Aerospace Industry or working on Defense Acquisition programs
  • Experience building pipelines for machine learning models
  • Experience automating processes
  • Experience with talent or people or trend-related data analytics
  • Experience with large scale manufacturing application implementations (MES, SAP, and CPLM systems)
  • Knowledge of Solumina G7+/Costpoint 7.x+/MES 1.0+/Siemens CPLM systems with basic commands
  • An active in-scope DoD Secret or Top-Secret clearance
  • Active Special Access Program clearance

Salary Range: $99,500 USD - $124,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $123,400 USD - $185,000 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.