Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer SystemsSchriever Afb, CO

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The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) Modeling and Simulation Software (MSS) at Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Principal/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer on the SWDC Systems Engineering team out of Schriever Space Force Base, CO.

What You'll Get to Do:

As a Systems Engineer on this team, you will work with a team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, validate, and test requirements for a diverse suite of Missile Defense software M&S products on the SWDC contract. A primary objective which the team will achieve is to develop Systems Engineering products within a Model Based Engineering (MBE) environment. In this role, you will be supporting a technical lead and cross-functional product teams to define, maintain, and update the technical baseline as capability is added or enhanced. Ultimately, you will support the program through maturity and milestones to achieve the mission.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Systems Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred 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.

  • Sr. Principal Systems Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years experience, or a PhD and 5 years of experience.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Atlassian (Jira/Confluence) tool suites

  • Experienced with complex software systems

  • Experienced with development lifecycles, including the V-model of the systems engineering process

  • Familiarity with the Missile Defense System and mission

  • High proficiency of technical problem solving

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include creating documentation during development

  • Ability to write scripts and automate processes (quality control checks, data formatting, document publication, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software development experience

  • Modeling and Simulation experience (configuring, executing, and analyzing results)

  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience (SysML/UML)

  • Program experience within the Missile Defense Agency elements (GMD, Aegis BMD, C2BMC, etc.)

  • Experience developing sophisticated software within Agile or SAFe

  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems

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

Salary Range 2: $121,000 - $181,400

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.

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