Sr Principal Engineer - DesignNorthridge, CA

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 Defense Systems is currently seeking a Sr. Principal System Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Advanced Weapons Business Unit organization.

As a Sr. Principal System Design Engineer for Telemetry and Flight Termination Systems (TM/FTS), you will be responsible for design, development, and qualification of the TM/FTS for SiAW and for TM/FTS roadmap development for the Advanced Weapons Business Unit (AWBU).

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the delivery of TM/FTS assets to support SiAW flight test activities.

  • Responsible for Flight Termination System (FTS) requirements and architecture derivation, design, analysis, test, and qualification. Understand, derive, and maintain requirements from Range Commanders Council (RCC) documentation and the RCC-319 tailoring process.

  • Communication of the design, design verification testing and qualification test plans and results, and status of the TM/FTS design to the SiAW Customer and Relevant RSO's

  • Responsible for system safety, mishap risk identification and mitigation processes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master's degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a STEM discipline, or Aeronautical Engineering.

  • Current Special Access Program (SAP).

  • Familiarity with RCC standards, including RCC 319-14, RCC 319-19, and RCC 324

  • Familiarity with IADS software and IRIG-106 standards.

  • Experience with MIL-STD-882E and Non-Nuclear Munitions Safety Board (NNMSB).

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

We offer flexible work arrangements, a 4/40 work schedule with every Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Salary Range: $117,700 - $176,500

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 most positions.