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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Systems in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.

As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible... until they're not.

Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is seeking applicants for a position on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program as a Principal Systems Engineer, focused on the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry (PAVE) Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) (BPP) and specifically Agile development activities. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO, and some travel may be required.

What you'll get to do:

Perform System Architecture Design, Development, and Delivery

Evaluate system functional and performance characteristics and requirements to define product and services needs

Provide technical guidance a team performing day-to-day delivery order tasks, such as and not limited to hardware, software, cybersecurity, test and sustainability functions

Lead and/or conduct trade studies to support the selection of preferred design solutions, commercial hardware or software components, and preferred course of action alternatives

Lead system design reviews creating and/or updating specifications, designs and technical baseline documentation

Support system requirements reviews and creating and/or updating requirement specifications and technical baseline documentation

Generate, review, and update technical baseline artifacts and collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure specifications meet system needs and are accurate, comprehensive, consistent and complete

Review technical baseline documentation to ensure the design meets system needs and is accurate, comprehensive, consistent and complete

Identify, coordinate and generate risk and opportunity conditions. Participate in risk analysis and mitigation formation

Collaborate with system modelers who use MBSE tools and techniques to define system interfaces, requirements and behaviors

Provide training and mentoring on development processes and procedures

Support the development of system test and/or integration plans, procedures and scenarios used in the conduct of integration and testing activities

What does success look like? As a successful employee, you will:

Be an active and integral member of your team

Channel your enthusiasm to innovate

Be part of a supportive team that develops and deploys technologies that matter to our national security

Work with agility, flexibility, and collaboration to explore creative ideas

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Education Assistance

Health & Wellness Resources

Life insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Employee Discounts

Flexible schedules on some programs, like the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

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Basic Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited college with 5 years of systems engineering experience; or 3 years' experience with a Master's degree; or 0 years with PhD.

Current DoD Interim Secret Security Clearance or higher

Familiarity or experience with Agile software development methodologies, i.e. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe

Experience in using a requirements management tool, such as DOORS

Experience utilizing MS Office Suite tools (i.e. Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project and Word)

Preferred Qualifications:

Active DoD Secret clearance

Familiarity with the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry (PAVE) Phased Array Warning System (PAWS) (BPP) or other ground-based radars such as the Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS)

Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow for employees to share in company results. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of of benefits including healthcare 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.

Salary Range: $92,000-$138,000

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