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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Engineer Systems/Analyst X-Lab - TS (20-341) 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.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

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 Sr. Principal Systems Engineer/Analyst based out of Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Perform as individual contributor and Analyst for advanced concepts development projects. This includes directing the activities of junior level engineers.

  • Contribute in full lifecycle development of advanced concepts.

  • Position is responsible for performing the evaluation of advanced missile defense command and control capabilities to provide highly innovative and ingenious solutions to complex technical problems. Including defining and coordinating analysis objectives and metrics for various experimental prototypes, performing the associated analysis, and serve as the X-Lab spokesperson on advanced projects when briefing results to the customer.

  • The Systems Engineer/Analyst will provide oversight of maintenance and improvements to the analysis tool suite.

  • Support advanced concept demonstrations during live and simulated MDA test events.

  • Non-standard work hours are highly likely during event execution and a small amount of travel may be required


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI is required.

  • 9 Years with Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field; 7 years' experience with Masters.

  • The X-Lab has a need to augment the team with a senior systems engineer and analysis lead that possesses demonstrable skills in the following areas:

  • Analysis tool development using MATLAB, Excel, S-Code, Satellite Toolkit (STK), etc.

  • Perform verification and validation of systems (functional and performance)

  • Full cycle systems engineering of new capabilities

  • System and subsystem decomposition

  • Use case, system requirements, performance specification development, and UML modeling

  • System interface design & Interface Control Document development

  • Conducting and participating in peer reviews

  • Leadership of a team composed of multiple disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The following knowledge base and/or skills are preferred:

  • Integration practices and methods

  • Test driven development and continuous integration

  • Ability to extract data to support analysis

  • Operating systems experience with Windows & Unix/Linux

  • Algorithm design and implementation

  • DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)

  • Physics & mechanics of powered and ballistic missile flight

  • Theory and application of the BMDS

  • Theory and application of command and control systems

  • Theory and application of track correlation algorithms

  • Probability theory and optimal state estimation

  • Familiarity with Link-16, including content, transmission rules, etc.

  • Coding skills a plus (Java, C++, and shell scripts)

  • The Systems Engineer/Analyst should have experience with identification of analysis objectives, metric generation, data assessment, and presentation of the results.

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




Salary Min: $113,080

Salary Max: $212,160

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:

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