Principal Engineer Systems (23-399) Schriever Afb, CO

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 Space Systems - Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Engineer Systems - Systems Safety Engineer (23-399) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

System Safety engineering and development of program safety plans to provide the engineering team with the application of safety policies and guidelines. The individual will support MDA and other program personnel as required and other system engineering tasks as required. The successful candidate will interface with team members and National Team management to ensure high-quality products are generated on time and within available resources. Responsibilities include the integration of the product lines. Generation of responsible sections of the capability specifications, training less experienced personnel in SE and Safety techniques, reviewing the content and details of technical products, and acting as a technical interface to MDA working-level counterparts on an as-required basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Candidate should possess a System Engineering background specializing in System and Software Safety.

  • Experience analyzing design to ensure safety requirements are met.

  • Ability to apply engineering principles to analyze and recommend design features that meet safety criteria in system design to control or eliminate hazards.

  • Experience developing safety documents to support customer and test requirements. (SAR, SRA, SSPP)

  • Experience with hazard identification.

  • Experience participating in System Safety Working Groups.

  • Must possess knowledge of MIL-STD-882E.

  • System engineering and software systems engineering experience is required in developing new and integrating existing systems.

  • Ability to analyze high-level needs and, through a structured and logical approach, refine the need into an integrated set of hardware and software.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.

  • Some travel is required.

Basic Qualifications:

Please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume, if applicable.

  • An active Secret clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain TS clearance.

  • 5 years with a Bachelor's degree in a related field; 9 years experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in their field provides solutions to various complex problems with imaginative and thorough solutions.

  • Works under general direction, and results are reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

  • Failure to achieve results typically results in severe program delays and considerable expenditure of resources

  • Frequent internal and external customer contacts and represents the organization in providing solutions to complex technical issues associated with specific projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS Clearance

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements





Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Salary Range: $95,100 - $142,700

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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