Principal Engineer Systems / Sr. Principal Engineer SystemsMorrisville, NC

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.

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, but they're also 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGPS) seeks to fill a Principal Systems Engineer/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer in the Payload and Ground Systems Division Engineering organization supporting Integrated National Systems (INS) Business Unit (BU) to support a Ground program. This position can be filled at our Morrisville, NC, or Fairfax, VA offices .

What you'll get to do?

As a Systems Engineer on this team, you will support a team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, and validate requirements for a Ground Segment. In this role, you will be doing requirements derivation, decomposition, and management. We're seeking someone that is skilled with JIRA, Confluence, Doors, and the Agile methodology. Product owner experience and experience with stakeholder interactions desirable.

This role is for a SEIT engineer familiar with Ground Systems to support the program through CDR, development, integration, test, and verification/validation.

This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled as either a Principal Systems Engineer, or a Senior Principal Systems Engineer.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Engineer:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of experience with a PhD

  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes

  • Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance and willing to submit to a polygraph

  • Clearance crossover and TS/SCI are required prior to start date.

  • Experience with requirements derivation, decomposition, and management

  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, and Doors

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Systems Engineer:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 4 years of experience with a PhD

  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes

  • Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches.

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance and willing to submit to a polygraph

  • Clearance crossover and TS/SCI are required prior to start date.

  • Experience with requirements derivation, decomposition, and management

  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, and Doors

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Polygraph

  • Familiarity with space vehicle ground segment design

  • Experience with Agile development

  • Experience with Cameo

  • Familiarity and direct experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering languages (SysML/UML) and concepts

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Experience with team building

Salary Range: $97,500 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $121,000 - $199,600

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.