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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer (3/4) in Boulder, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs around the world. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

Realize the rewards of conquering new challenges as a Hardware Enginee r in Boulder, CO . The qualified applicant will become part of the transforming Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) team. This position is for a hardware engineer who will provide technical solutions to difficult engineering and hardware problems, to include assisting development of operational ground stations, on-site installations, system training support, and engineering records updates. The right applicant will be a team lead among a diverse group of employees and this opportunity will be a great learning and growing position in supporting technical hardware tasks, program sustainment, system training, and cyber security support. Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.

  • Works in an agile based team consisting of systems administrators, systems engineers, hardware engineers, cyber engineers, and software engineers

  • Design, install, troubleshoot, update, and maintain multiple data center environments, lab assets, and IT infrastructure.

  • Sustain operational uptime on hardware systems and provide daily support for hardware and software issues, data recovery, system upgrades, software upgrades, and configuration issues

  • Build large, integrated hardware systems from bare metal including racking, cabling, powering, initializing systems

  • Supports the integration and test of hardware and software subsystems

  • Recommends and implements system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system; including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management

  • Mentors and trains junior engineers

  • Creates and maintains system documentation


This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Engineer (level 3) or a Sr. Principal Engineer (level 4).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Engineer: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 6 years of related experience in systems administration; 4 years with a Master's degree; 0 years with a PhD; 10 years of related experience in lieu of a degree

  • Sr. Principal Engineer: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with 8 years of related experience in systems administration; 6 years with a Master's degree; 4 years with a PhD; 12 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Experienced Hardware Engineering

  • Experience with Team Center, Auto CAD, or like programs

  • Good communication skills

  • Active Secret clearance required to start

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with virtualization technologies, including VMware within a virtualized environment

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Counter Intelligence polygraph

  • Experience with satellite ground station hardware system administration

  • Experience with NetApp storage solutions

  • Experience with networking; cisco equipment and SNMP

Level 3: Salary Minimum: $91,960 - Salary Maximum: $137,940

Level 4: Salary Minimum: $114,048 - Salary Maximum: $171,072

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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.

Job Category : Engineering