Principal Systems Engineer / Senior Principal Systems Engineer - Integration and TestLinthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10161473

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (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.

As an integral part of our Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) team in Linthicum, MD, you will support test and verification activities of RF, EO/IR, EW, SIGINT or SATCOM.

This will be an on-site position located in Linthicum, MD. This requisition may be filled as a Principal Systems Engineer or a Senior Principal Systems Engineer.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform hands-on integration and testing of sophisticated RF sensor systems, including both hardware and software components in development and production environments.

  • Synthesizes internal and external customer needs and requirements into system tests that acknowledge technical and schedule constraints.

  • Participates in the development and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures, and schedules for verifying system requirements.

  • Participates in I&T readiness reviews, design reviews and conducts audits of I&T program facilities.

  • Coordinates integrated testing activities that may include environmental, reliability and the occasional flight test.

  • Reviews and evaluates test requirements to ensure completeness of test program.

  • Performs analysis of test results and prepares comprehensive reports.

  • Uses modeling and simulation tools to expedite testing of individual units before all system components are available and for troubleshooting and repair of failed units.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience, a Master’s degree with 3 years of experience or a Ph.D. with 0 years of experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related technical fields; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • The ability to obtain/maintain an Active DoD secret clearance and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start is required.

  • Experience with lab test equipment: i.e.: function generator, oscilloscope, multi meter, network analyzer, etc.

  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving complex HW/SW integration problems.

  • Knowledge of RF, Radar Systems, EW, EOIR

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

  • Knowledge of embedded systems design and implementation.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of experience, a Master’s degree with 7 years of experience or a Ph.D. with 4 years of experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related technical fields; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • The ability to obtain/maintain an Active DoD secret clearance and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start is required.

  • Experience with lab test equipment: i.e.: function generator, oscilloscope, multi meter, network analyzer, etc.

  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving complex HW/SW integration problems.

  • Knowledge of RF, Radar Systems, EW, EOIR

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

  • Knowledge of embedded systems design and implementation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related technical fields.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher

  • Previous experience working on a Special Access Program

  • Experience with Control Account Manager (CAM)/ Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Experience with proposals, basis of estimate creation, etc.

  • Experience testing software written in C, C++.

  • Experience developing scripts in python to automate manual processes.

  • Experience coding in MATLAB to support capability characterization.

  • Knowledge and experience with Agile principles, tools and implementation

This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain or maintain an active DoD Secret clearance with Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

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This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. 

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.