Principal / Sr. Principal Space Payload Systems EngineerLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10157038

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SCI

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Payload and Ground Systems Division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is a strategic partner specializing in delivering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for classified and unclassified missions in space. Headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland, PGS RSP has offices, manufacturing, and world-class assembly, integration, and test facilities. We do it all here, on-site, from sensors to payloads to full up spacecraft, supporting Class A to Class D missions. Our key capabilities include Active RF, Passive RF, and Electro-Optical payloads, space solar power, cross domain missions, and space resilience payloads & solutions.

This position is for a Principal or Sr Principal Systems Engineer to join our Remote Sensing Programs Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (RSP SEIT) team. As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to support efforts on both concept and product development to deliver key solutions to our customers. We cover a wide variety expertise within the systems engineering domain. This includes mission engineering, requirements, architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, verification and validation, and many more!

The position will be responsible for supporting and leading systems engineering tasks for space subsystems, payloads and/or vehicles. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements analysis, derivation, and management

  • Mission Engineering, modeling, and analysis

  • Architecture and CONOPs development

  • Systems modeling and simulation

  • Functional analysis

  • Timeline analysis

  • Trade studies

  • Technical planning

  • Cost and risk analysis

  • Interface definition

  • System design

  • System integration and test

  • Verification and Validation planning and execution

  • Supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

  • Some tools you could expect to use are: DOORS, STK, Cameo, Rhapsody, MATLAB, python

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Engineer: Bachelor Degree in STEM curriculum with 5 years relevant experience; 3 years with MS Degree; or PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Sr Principal Engineer: Bachelor Degree in STEM curriculum with 9 years relevant experience; 7 years with MS Degree; or PhD with 4 years of experience.

  • Active/current TS/SCI is required to be considered.

  • Systems engineering experience (i.e. requirements, mission engineering, architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, verification and validation)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Space experience

  • Sensor/payload experience:

  • Antennas

  • Radar

  • EO/IR

  • Communications

  • Processing, specifically On-Board Processing

  • Space vehicle experience

  • Space ground systems architecture and design experience

  • Mission engineering, modeling and simulation

  • Space Mission CONOPS

  • Assembly, Integration and Test (AI&T)

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $190,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. 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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.