Sentinel (GBSD) - Wing Data Simulator Principal Systems Engineer - 10011 Colorado Springs, CO

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems currently has an opening for a Wing Data Simulator Principal Systems Engineer. This opening is on the Command and Launch (C&L) team supporting requirements management activities. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. Learn more about the Sentinel program here . Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

The Wing Data Simulator project is developing a complex Software/Hardware modeling and simulation capability that will be used to test the GBSD weapon system. This position will perform systems engineering in a dynamic, fast-moving environment using the Agile (Scrum) framework. The WDS project is in the early stages of development, so this position will immediately be contributing to the early stages of the systems engineering V: use case definition, architecture/design, and requirements decomposition. As the project matures, this position will have exposure to the entire development lifecycle, including integration, test, and deployment. As a systems engineer on WDS, this position will work closely with software development scrum teams to define future development requirements and architecture. Experience with software projects is useful but not required. Experience with major customer design reviews (e.g., CDR) is helpful, as this position will contribute to/lead the preparation of design materials for major reviews. Major tools used by the team include the Atlassian suite, DOORS, and Cameo.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


Basic Qualifications :

  • Principal Systems Engineer: bachelor's degree in science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 5 years' experience; 3 years' experience with a Masters' degree; or 0 years' experience with a PhD

  • 2 years of experience in Aerospace, Software, Computer, and/or System Engineering

  • Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance

  • 1 year of experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • 1 year of experience with Agile development

  • 1 year of experience with Scrum methodology

  • 1 year of experience with DevOps

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Agile leadership positions (Scrum Master or Product Owner)

  • One or more of SysML, DoDAF

  • Experience with requirements development and verification

  • Modeling experience using Cameo.

  • Experience with Atlassian tool suite

  • Experience with requirements management using DOORS.

  • Experience with software requirements

  • Experience with software engineering concepts and domain

  • Experience preparing for and presenting at customer gate reviews such as CDR.

Salary Range: $95,100 - $142,700

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 .

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