Principal Systems Engineer - (Space/Satellite) Top SecretDulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10160942

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical role for space and ground programs in Dulles, VA within the Tactical Space Systems Division. This position offers the opportunity to work on exciting, cutting-edge programs and new mission areas in the following areas to support next generation space capabilities:


  • Requirements Management

  • CONOPS and Mission Analysis

  • Interfaces and Interface Control Documentation

  • Systems Level Integration and Test

  • Verification and Validation

  • Resource Logistics and Execution

  • Mission Operations Support

This position will expose the candidate to equal parts technical competency, forward thinking ideas, and execution focus. This position utilizes abilities to interact in an organized and solutions-oriented manner, with external entities who are contributing elements of the integrated ground and space segment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering or related technical field and 5 years of applicable experience, or an MS Degree and 3 years of applicable experience

  • Must have US Citizenship with current or active Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain SCI clearance

Preferred Experience (one or more areas desired):

  • Current or active TS/SCI

  • Experience with a space or ground system development program

  • Experience presenting to customers

  • Experience working with a cross-discipline team

  • Desired experience includes one or more of the following: mission system requirements, verification/validation planning, mission planning/execution, mission analysis, modeling/simulation, system trade studies, and expertise with various engineering tools such as MATLAB, STK, and similar tools.

  • Background working systems engineering.

  • Requirements management using DOORS and/or Cameo

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.