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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Systems 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.

This Systems Engineer role is located in Dulles, VA, supporting our National Security Space Systems programs that include technical roles at the mission, segment, and component levels. They span the entire program life cycle from early concept studies, design development, system integration/test, launch and early operations, mission operations/sustainment, and system disposal. Programs range from small feasibility studies to medium-sized on-orbit technology demonstrations and large-scale national systems.

The responsibilities of this role may include:

• CONOPS and Mission Analysis

• Systems Architecture optimizing ground system design, space vehicle design, processing and mission success

• Requirements Management

• Interfaces and Interface Control Documentation

• Systems Level Integration and Test for a ground system

• Verification and Validation

• Resource Logistics and Execution

This position will expose the candidate to equal parts technical competency, forward thinking ideas, and execution focus. This position requires a functional understanding of ground system networking, private cloud deployments, data and messaging busses, software deployment, and hardware deployment. This position utilizes abilities to interact in an organized and solutions-oriented manner, with external entities who are contributing elements of the integrated ground segment.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM or related discipline + 5 years of experience or Master's Degree in STEM or related discipline + 3 years of experience

  • Position may be hired at a higher level with a Bachelor's Degree + 9 years of experience or Master's Degree + 7 years of experience

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance with SCI

  • Previous systems engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background working in software systems engineering

  • Knowledge of Space to Ground and Mission Architecture

  • Understanding of Agile software development practices

  • Understanding of open mission systems standards (OMS) and universal command and control interface (UCI)

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.

Job Category : Engineering