Sr Principal Systems Engineer/Staff Systems EngineerBaltimore, MD

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 is seeking a Systems Engineer to support our Flight Test organization, located in Baltimore, MD. The Systems Engineer is responsible for the electrical design, integration, and flight testing of systems under test on flying test beds. This includes electrical systems interface definition, design, electrical system integration, electrical system verification & validation test support, cost & risk analyses, and supportability & effectiveness of the system under test. The Systems Engineer is also responsible for proper operation of system under test during test bed ground and active flight operations.

The Systems Engineer roles and responsibilities include:

  • Work with a skilled team of experienced former military test pilots, system software and hardware experts, and other flight test professionals integrating and testing advanced sensor systems on board highly modified experimental aircraft.

  • Ensure logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation.

  • Occasionally (up to 25% of the time) operate out of customer locations (typically military test centers; domestically only, no overseas travel anticipated)

  • Must have excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to lead working groups and technical interchange meetings

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under limited direction within the scope of an assignment and use independent judgment in determining methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria The chosen candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast paced, fluid environment and adapt to frequently changing needs of programs and customers on a weekly or daily basis.

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

This requisition may be filled at either a Level 4 or a Level 5 (Senior Principle/Staff Systems Engineer):

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4 (Sr Principle Systems Engineer):

  • A minimum of 9 years of relevant experience with a BS Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering or other related STEM; or 7 years relevant experience with a MS degree in STEM Field; or 4 years of relevant experience with a PHD degree in STEM Field.

  • Experience with design, integration and/or troubleshooting of electrical systems

  • Experience with avionic systems development and testing

  • Willingness and ability to fly on experimental aircraft

  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time

  • This position requires an ACTIVE DoD Secret clearance as well as the ability to obtain and maintain a Special Program Access clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Level 5 (Staff Systems Engineer):

  • A minimum of 14 years of relevant experience with a BS Degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering or other related STEM; or 12 years relevant experience with a MS degree in STEM Field; or 9 years of relevant experience with a PHD degree in STEM Field.

  • Experience with design, integration and/or troubleshooting of electrical systems

  • Experience with avionic systems development and testing

  • Willingness and ability to fly on experimental aircraft

  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time

  • This position requires an ACTIVE DoD Secret clearance as well as the ability to obtain and maintain a Special Program Access clearance

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Knowledge of aircraft systems - primarily avionics, electrical power, and cooling

  • Field Engineering experience including actual Flight Test Experience

  • Knowledge/familiarity with MIL-SPECs and FAA Requirements: MIL-STD-704, MIL W 5088 and 14 CFR Parts 23 and 25

  • Previous experience following an avionics system from conceptual design, manufacturing, development, integration and test, through production

  • An ACTIVE DoD Top-Secret clearance with Special Program Access

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

Salary Range 2: $157,500 - $236,300

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.