Northrop Grumman Systems Engineer 3 in Huntsville, Alabama

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of technology to life. Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Systems Engineer 3 to become part of the Northrop Grumman's Technology Services team on the Ground Based Mid-Course Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract (DSC) in support of the Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville, Alabama .

The GMD element is a critical part of our nation's layered Ballistic Missile Defense System providing the U.S. with the capability to engage and intercept long range ballistic missiles during midcourse flight. This position reports to the NG Systems Engineering Manager for the Boeing Ground Based Mid-Course Defense (GMD) SEIT Integrated Product Team.


  • Developing, documenting, verifying and validating GMD missile systems and subsystem requirements to develop, upgrade and sustain the GMD system.

  • Working as part of the integrated NG, Boeing and subcontract systems engineering team

  • Performing system analysis, requirements analysis, functional analysis and allocation, interface definition, requirements verification and validation activities related to the system design

  • Defining, documenting and analyzing proposed missile system configurations, specifying test and operational systems component viability

  • Maintaining and assessing the current fielded configurations against proposedchanges

  • Ensuring the logical and systematic impacts of changes against the total system solution

  • Performing the internet protocol address planning, creating/updating program documentation as required

  • Assessing the changes against test and operational requirements, with emphasis on technical, schedule, and cost impacts

  • Applying systems understanding in support of program reviews (SRR, PDR, CDRs)

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires one of the following:

  • A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant engineering experience

  • A Master's Degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant engineering experience

  • A PhD

  • Experience in systems engineering, requirements, and product development processes and application to complex weapon or space systems

  • Experience in complex weapon or space systems requirements verification and validation

  • Must be able to travel

  • An active US Department of Defense (DOD) Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of missile systems or space launch systems engineering experience

  • DOORS experience

  • Familiarity with Agile processes and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Network configuration development and maintenance

  • SIPRNet experience

  • GMD or other missile defense experience

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