Northrop Grumman Systems Engineer 3 in El Segundo, California

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Systems Engineers to join a team designing and building advanced, state-of-the-art systems at our Space Park location. Our team supports multiple operating units within Mission Systems at this location, where we are an integral part in the development and maintenance of software systems in a variety of mission areas including air defense C2, mission planning and execution, battle management, command/control and mission management, protected satcom and embedded software, and integrated ground systems. Candidates should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. They should project a friendly, positive attitude and works cooperatively in a multi-faceted environment; as well as exhibiting an ability and desire to self-educate.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Application of systems engineering processes to develop systems that meet customer requirements

  • Execution of trade studies to select from among multiple potential solutions

  • Management of requirements, include decomposition, allocation, verification, and validation

  • System modeling and simulation

  • Architecture, OPSCON, and use case development using model-based systems engineering methodologies

  • Database development, management, maintenance

  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

  • Perform analyses at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, and test.

  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.Perform Systems Requirements analysis

  • Requirements database development, management, maintenance experience (e.g. DOORS, Requisite Pro) In addition, the successful candidate must have the following skills:

  • Ability to function in multi-disciplinary team-oriented environment and rapidly adapt to changing work priorities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years of Engineering experience, or Master's in STEM discipline with 3 years of Engineering experience, or PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Experience writing software or system requirements for sensors (EO/IR, radar, etc.), ground systems, mission planning, avionics or related systems

  • Experience with requirements database development, management, maintenance experience (e.g. DOORS, Requisite Pro), Trade Studies analysis/development

  • Experience with MS Windows applications and proficient in the use of MS Office software

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with software prototype development

  • Experience with writing interface definitions

  • Experience with CAMEO engineering tool

  • Experience with developing missile defense systems

  • System Engineer with experience in requirements, interfaces, architectureNorthrop 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.