Principal Systems Engineer/Sr Principal Systems Engineer - Top Secret Required Linthicum, MD

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 organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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.

Payload and Ground Systems Division - Remote Sensing Programs (PGS RSP) 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 Systems Engineer/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to join our Remote Sensing Programs, Systems Engineering Integration and Test (RSP SEIT) team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Space Systems organization in Baltimore, MD . 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 of expertise within the systems engineering domain, including CONOPS development, mission engineering, requirements development and management, architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, verification and validation, and on-orbit operations and support.

This position will be responsible for the development and ownership of the following Systems Engineering document products and deliverables:

  • ADDs (Algorithm Description Documents) for Built-in Test (BIT), Telemetry and Fault Management Definitions, Payload Firmware Maintenance, Radar Tasking and Processing (which involves interpreting MATLAB code to descriptive text), and many other functions and processes for text-based documents and models

  • ICDs (Interface Control Documents) for Hardware, Software, Internal, External, Payload to Bus, etc., for text-based documents and models

  • TDDs (Test Description Documents) to help plan and document integration events and tests for verification and validation of functional and performance requirements and the modeling required for these products

This position can be staffed at a Principal or Sr. Principal l evel, based on the basic qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Engineer : BS in Electrical, Computer, Systems or other STEM related degrees with 5 years of experience. Or a MS with 3 years of experience. Or a PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Sr Principal Engineer: BS in Electrical, Computer, Systems or other STEM related degrees with 9 years of experience. Or, a MS with 7 years of experience. Or a PhD with 4 years of experience.

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance is required to be considered

  • Ability to obtain SCI clearance once hired. Some initial work will be unclassified while waiting on a security clearance if not already active, but a TS/SCI clearance will be needed to continue and perform all duties for this position.

  • Systems engineering experience (e.g., with requirements development and management, ADDs/ICDs/TDDs, modeling and simulation, and/or integration and test)

  • Ability to read/interpret MATLAB code

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Space and/or space vehicle experience

  • Sensor/payload experience, especially with RADAR or RF Systems

  • Signal Processing, especially RADAR processing

  • Integration and Test for RADAR or RF Systems and/or Space Payloads

  • Atlassian Tool Suite: Jira, Bitbucket, and Confluence

  • MATLAB, especially for modeling

Salary Range: $99,800 - $149,800

Salary Range 2: $123,800 - $185,800

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.

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.