Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - (Melbourne FL)Melbourne, FL

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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to serve in a technical program management role to lead a research area associated with our key lab environment within the RAD/BAST organization (Research & Advanced Design/Battlespace Architecture Systems and Technology). The program technologies include 5G/NextG communications, machine learning, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and future wireless technologies in support of tactical applications for the warfighter. The position is on-site located in Melbourne, FL.

The primary objective is achieving technical goals, including demonstration and experimentations, while maintaining the program's cost and on schedule. You will lead a cross-functional team of engineers and will be responsible for program success.

Key roles and responsibilities:

• Reporting cost, schedule, configuration, and technical status to the BAST portfolio leadership.

• Responsible for managing the NCTA allocations as well as CRAD funding allocations.

• Managing all technical, financial, contractual and schedule aspects of multiple efforts involving our live-virtual-constructive lab.

• Maintaining configuration management of lab environment.

• Identifying additional capital needed to meet portfolio goals.

• Developing and delivering presentations to customers, executive management, and program stakeholders.

• Measuring and reporting lab performance.

• Development and adherence to roadmaps, plans, and schedules. Identifying, allocating and managing program resources accordingly.

• Providing programmatic and technical guidance to the technical lab team.

• Leading a cross functional team with a wide range of skill sets, ensuring roles and responsibilities of all team members are well understood and executed. Providing overall leadership and driving them toward technical excellence.

• Ensuring program team understands and adheres to internal or contract scope and manages change via appropriate processes and controls.

• Identifying, allocating, deconflicting and managing program resources, such as facilities, labs, equipment, and human resources.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of experience in engineering; OR Master of Science degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university with 7 years of experience in engineering; OR PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university with 4 years of experience in engineering.

• Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

• Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

• Experience developing project cost and schedules.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience managing and leading IRAD and CRAD programs.

• Experience with MBSE techniques and tools.

• Experience with Agile methodologies using Atlassian tools.

• Experience creating, writing, or managing proposals.

• Experience in managing budgets or being a CAM.

• Experience in buying material and working with Global Supply Chain.

• Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account management

Salary Range: $114,900 - $172,300

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.