Principal Engineer Systems (23-434) 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 Systems Engineer - Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

The applicant will be expected to analyze real-world data pertaining to Missile Defense and Space Domain Awareness. The applicant will develop and complete features and stories mapped to program objectives as part of an Agile Scrum team. Depending on the specific skills of the successful applicant, duties will include one or more of the following: collecting and interpreting real-world data, developing new algorithms to utilize the data effectively, and actively updating current algorithms based on new data.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • An active Top Secret clearance is required.

  • STEM Degree Required and Five (5) years with Bachelor's degree; 3 years experience with a Master's degree

  • Applicant must have an analysis background covering various disciplines that support filtering data for predicting future states of ballistic missile threats.

  • Technical specialty areas may include but are not limited to performance analysis and characterization of large-scale complex system simulations, including ballistic missile threats, weapon systems, and command and control.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working or theoretical knowledge of ballistic or non-ballistic missile defense concepts, Battle Management and Command and Control (BM/C2) systems, defense communication systems, and the Missile Defense System (MDS) in general.

  • Strong background in math and physics. Experience using MATLAB to support the analysis of complex data.

  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux, Agile Scrum, and continuous integration.

  • Specific knowledge of one or more MDS elements, such as C2BMC, AN/TPY-2, LRDR, BOA, SBIRS, GMB, Aegis BMD, and PATRIOT.

  • Experience with scenario generation is a plus.

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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