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Northrop Grumman Principal /Sr. Principal Engineer Systems GQM-163 Program in Chandler, Arizona

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Space Sector is looking for an experienced Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Systems to support the Launch and Missile Defense Systems business unit for the GQM-163A Program in Chandler AZ .

The GQM-163A Program manufactures and launches threat-representative anti-ship supersonic targets in support of Navy Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) and/or Fleet operational training. The GQM-163A Program also performs sustaining engineering on the deployed target fleet including non-recurring engineering to incorporate new software and hardware (payload) capabilities to maintain fleet readiness in the face of an ever-evolving threat environment.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Principal/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer will work on the GQM program requiring the candidate to function in a dynamic multi-disciplinary and multi-division environment

  • The candidate will generate and document system level mission and target vehicle requirements, perform vehicle performance assessments, and participate in system level verification/data review activities.

  • Regular interface with program management, engineering staff and external customers is expected.

  • The candidate is expected to execute systems engineering efforts for the GQM program with limited oversight from engineering senior leadership personnel in a collaborative environment.

  • The candidate should possess a strong resolve to drive tasks to completion autonomously.

  • The candidate is expected to solicit, negotiate, track, and verify mission requirements are met through inspection, demonstration, test, or analysis.

  • The candidate is expected to travel to support launch campaigns and customer meetings

  • The candidate is expected to participate in customer directed trade studies and development efforts.

  • The candidate should possess strong technical problem solving, written and verbal communication skills.

  • The candidate may be asked to prepare and present materials during critical milestone reviews for program, management and the customer.

This position may be offered at the Principal Engineer Systems Level 3 or maybe offered at the Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Level 4

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

If offered at the Principal Engineer Systems Level 3 requires:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Ability to Obtain Secret Clearance is required

  • Ability to travel 25% (Ability to travel internationally)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

If offered at the Sr. Principal Engineer Systems Level 4 requires:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Ability to Obtain Secret Clearance is required

  • Ability to travel 25% (Ability to travel internationally)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Desirable:

• Strong troubleshooting skills

• Ability to operate in an environment of constantly shifting, vague requirements

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering

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