Principal Engineer Systems - Sentinel Program (Clearance Required) Chandler, AZ

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 is currently seeking an Principal Engineer Systems to join the Systems Engineering Integration and Test team within the Launch Vehicles business unit to support the Sentinel Program in our Chandler, AZ office.

The selected candidate will work to maintain the architectural model, manage subsystem/component/assembly level requirements, participate in verification/validation planning, and support of integration and test. This position will require candidates to work with a team of systems engineers from a broad array of technical backgrounds as well as component design IPTs responsible for hardware development and integration activities. To succeed in this role the ideal candidate should bring a positive attitude, enjoy collaboration across teams and disciplines, and showcase a strong technical background. Candidate should have strong technical skills and interpersonal skills with project experience to demonstrate that these requirements are met.

System Engineer Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Requirements Management

  • Architecture Management

  • Risk/Opportunity Management

  • Test Planning, Coordination, Execution

  • Verification Planning

  • System Verification Execution

Basic Qualifications:

Requires BS in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years related experience, Master's Degree with 3 years of related experience or PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Minimum 3+ years of Systems Engineering Experience

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Full Secret clearance is required for this position

  • Demonstrated Systems Engineering experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skill

Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong experienced-based and academic foundation in Systems Engineering fundamentals

  • Experience with Northrop Grumman Space Systems LVBU Systems Engineering standards/guidelines and expectations

  • Experience with external customer interfacing (meetings, presentation, negotiation)

  • Experience with DOORS

  • Experience with Cameo

  • Experience with Agile and Scrum

Salary Range: $90,400 - $135,600

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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