Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Senior Principal Systems Engineer- Active Clearance Required Redondo Beach, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Engineer Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our South Bay Vehicle Engineering organization.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as subject matter expert, lead, system architect, or primary technical point of contact for the roles and responsibilities listed below

  • Define key subsystem capabilities, performance requirements, and design constraints in accordance with customer specifications

  • Define, develop, and manage system components, system architectures, interface definitions, and implementation approaches

  • Interface with flight-critical and safety-critical systems for control of an aircraft, in particular functionality for control and status reporting. Example systems may include the following subsystems:

  • Flight Control Actuation

  • Brake Control

  • Nose Wheel Steering

  • Hydraulics

  • Electrical Power

  • Propulsion

  • Environmental Control

  • Ground Support Interfaces

  • Landing Gears & Doors

  • Fuel Systems

  • Air Data Systems

  • Navigation

  • Perform technical planning, analysis, and hardware trade studies to meet requirements

  • Perform component hardware and software integration, and derive software requirements for control of flight-critical and safety-critical systems

  • Develop and execute component, subsystem, and system level test procedures to verify functionality of the VMS hardware and software

  • Coordinate with software engineers, subsystems/ design engineers, hardware engineers, test and integration, suppliers, systems engineering.

  • Investigate and resolve system anomalies across multiple engineering disciplines

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Engineer Systems:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 9 years of related engineering experience OR a Master's Degree (STEM) with 7 years of related engineering experience OR a PhD Degree (STEM) with 4 years of related engineering experience

  • A DOD Secret or higher security clearance is required prior to start

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering discipline from an accredited university

  • Experience with digital bus and analog interfaces

  • Experience with engineering modeling and simulation

  • Experience with power electronics

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team, organize work, manage time, plan, and prioritize

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (PAR/SPA).

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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.