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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Engineer - RAM Specialty (21-135) in Colorado Springs, 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 across the universe. 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.

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The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Systems Engineer - RAM Specialty based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • The successful candidate will work as part of a team: planning, analyzing, estimating, RAM modeling & simulations and reporting to all levels - from peers to senior decision makers - on the system's RAM performance.

  • The candidate must interface with: system architecture design teams to provide feedback on design reliability; operations and support organizations to aid in optimizing logistics support resources; and senior leadership to characterize expected system performance relative to requirements.

  • The performance of these tasks will identify deficiencies of, and potential improvements to, the existing C2BMC system design relative to expected capabilities and requirements.

  • General system engineering work on requirement decomposition, use cases, performance and other modeling activities, interface control documents, concept of operations, architecture trades, and other system engineering work products will be assigned as well.

  • Candidate will provide leadership of engineering tasks such as system performance analysis, system requirements analysis and decomposition, requirements traceability, architecture definition, and system integration.


Basic Qualifications:

If applicable, please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume.

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 5 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; 3 years' experience with Master's degree.

  • Candidate should possess extensive experience in system-level hardware and software engineering processes, modeling and analysis with an emphasis on Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM), including:

  • Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs);

  • Probabilistic Reliability Analysis (PRA);

  • Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA);

  • Failure Reporting and Corrective Action Systems (FRACAS);

  • Familiarity with software reliability processes and tools;

  • Familiarity with MS Office tools, including Excel and Access.

  • The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and techniques as well as familiarity with the DoD RAM guide and MIL-STDs related to RAM:

  • Monte Carlo simulation, discrete event simulation, general simulation theory;

  • Relational database and programming languages; Ballistic missile defense systems;

  • Industry standard RAM analysis software tools such as Raptor and or Relex.

  • Should have extensive engineering leadership experience in various roles including problem definition, analysis approach definition, system architecture definition, risk and opportunity management, and decision analysis expertise.

  • This individual will be cognizant of, and involved in, the resolution of all significant problems and issues associated with the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Supportability of the system across technical, schedule, and cost boundaries on a daily basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supporting missile defense roles, capability and requirements based contracts is a plus.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements




Salarymin: $92K

Salarymax: $138K

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.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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Job Category : Engineering