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Northrop Grumman Pr. Systems Engineer/Sr. Pr. Space Systems Requirements Engineer - Top Secret in Dulles, Virginia

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.

Successful candidates for this position will work in a lead technical role in managing the program requirements and verification & validation effort for a space program in Dulles, VA in the NSS business area within the Space Systems Group. This is a new development effort to develop a first of a kind spacecraft in an emerging mission area supporting heterogeneous spacecraft architectures.

  • As a core member of the Systems Engineering Integration and Test team, support the SEIT lead and embedded product Systems Engineering leads in the creation and maintenance of the program requirements database and interface requirements / definition documentation.

  • Lead and manage an existing requirements baseline and serve as the primary interface with customers and stakeholders in the creation and adjudication of requirements / interface changes for current and future implementations of the system.

  • Ability to establish and oversee a collaborative DOORS requirements environment where all members of the Systems and Design teams are expected to actively work within DOORS for maintenance of all requirements information from derivation through verification planning and sell-off documentation.

  • Ability to translate program objectives and customer requirements into system requirements

  • Ability to complete functional decomposition of system requirements

  • Ability to develop requirements and preliminary design through a model based approach

  • Ability to allocate requirements among multiple elements of an integrated space system

  • Interface with the various spacecraft bus subsystem engineers to develop their respective requirements specifications and verification plans

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.


Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a BS Degree in STEM Science Technology Engineering or Math or related area and 5 years systems engineering experience or MS Degree and 3 years experience.

This posittion can also be hired a level higher with a BS Degree in STEM or related area and 9 years systems engineering experience or MS Degree and 4 years experience.

Space Systems Development or Operations experience

Requirements Management systems engineering experience.

Experience or familiarity with DOORS

Experience with requirements verification planning and sell off

Must have U.S. Citizenship with current or active Top Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Space segment experience from early requirements development through assembly, integration, and test phases of a program

Spacecraft Bus systems engineering background

U.S. Citizenship with current or active Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

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Job Category : Engineering