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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Engineer in Brigham City, Utah

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is currently looking for a Systems Engineer to work in our Promontory, UT location.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Systems Engineer is responsible for development of requirements, verification planning and change integration for our major systems. The Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing new systems and system upgrades by managing requirements and integrated changes in a disciplined, broad reaching process, to ensure our propulsion systems perform to specification and satisfy every customer need. Within Propulsion Systems, systems engineering provides a gateway to many other opportunities with in propulsion systems and could include project engineering, design engineering and also senior systems engineering.

Job Duties:

  • Analyze the needs of the system and translate into verifiable performance and design requirements

  • Evaluate all customer requirements and flow down in specifications and determine implementation approach

  • Determine verification methodology and approach for each requirement

  • Use a requirements management database to document requirements applicable to the system

  • Evaluate results of verification processes and validate results against system requirements

  • Integrate customer directed changes into the system and facilitate implementation of changes within a change management system

  • Coordinate and communicate with all stakeholders, including customers, all things related to requirements, implementation of requirements and verification, and resolution of problems and issues

Skills & Qualifications:

A candidate qualified for this position should have the following demonstrated skills and experience:

  • Understanding of requirements and basic principles of verification approach

  • Ability and skills to work multidisciplined engineering problems

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills


Experience Requirements:

A qualified candidate for this position should have some experience relevant to this position, including:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in Systems Engineering or in Integration Design or a related field in propulsion, preferably in a government contractor environment

  • Demonstrated experience in many aspects of aerospace design development processes including design, analysis, testing and integration

Experience Preferred:

  • Assembling plans and detailed schedules to accomplish an engineering effort

  • Product testing or validation testing, preferably system level tests demonstrating interaction between subsystems or major elements

  • Participation in developing formal interfaces between parts of a system

  • Familiarity of requirement sets and system architectural approach necessary for spaceflight systems (ordnance, high reliability electronics, thrust vector control, flight safety systems)

  • A graduate certificate in Systems Engineering is highly preferred

  • Exposure and familiarity to a requirements management database tool or other systems engineering tool is required


  • BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Physics or Engineering Management is required & 5 years of experience or 3 years with a MS

  • Consideration will be given to candidates with a BS or MS degree in other engineering disciplines with strong relevant experience

  • Position can be filled at a higher level, 10 years with a BS or 7 years with MS

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.


Job Category : Engineering