Principal Systems Engineer - C2BMC - (24-151)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 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

The selected candidate will join an integrated team tasked with developing and maintaining the physical, functional, and technical requirements baselines necessary to describe the desired capabilities of an evolving MDS (Missile Defense Systems) Command & Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) system.

Work will be performed under the direction of various technical leads and product owners and will require interfacing with team members, C2BMC management, and government customers to ensure high-quality products are generated on time and within the resources available.

Essential Functions:

  • Requirements elicitation, derivation, and decomposition to lower-level subsystems and components.

  • Maintenance of system and component baselines in a requirement management system

  • Defining the relationships between internal and external components

  • Communicating system-level use cases and associated Epics and Feature relationships to a diverse group of customers, developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and users.

  • Skills generating system/element level functional, performance, and interface specifications to document and control the achievement of the desired capabilities.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience.

  • Ability to perform use case development and prepare systems engineering artifacts to implement customer-requested capabilities.

  • Demonstrated experience in mission analysis with skills in developing use cases, sequence diagrams, and SysML modeling in support of MBSE.

  • Ability to support the development and review of interface documents, system requirements, Verification Cross Reference Matrix (VCRM) development, architectural documentation, system engineering estimates, and author and perform formal and informal engineering reviews.

  • Ability to support various tasks on short notice.

  • Ability to review the content and details of technical products and act as a technical interface to MDA working-level counterparts on an as-required basis.

  • Ability and willingness to travel up-to 10% to support business needs.

  • Applicants must have an active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance which is required to start; with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI (TS/SCI) security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance is highly desired.

  • A DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA) highly desired.

  • Experience with other Space Domain and Missile Defense Systems is highly desired.

  • Experience with Agile Methods, Epic, and feature definition is a significant plus.

  • Skills in logical architecture modeling and interface definition, knowledge of cyber security concepts, and security accreditation are highly desirable.

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





Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.