Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Requirements & Verification Lead (Ground) - Top SecretDulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10160676

  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector, Tactical Space Systems Division, seeks a qualified Senior Principal Systems Engineer for the role of Requirements and Verification Lead for a Ground/Software program. This position is located in Dulles, VA. Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical lead role for the Space Security business area. This position offers the opportunity to work on exciting, cutting-edge programs and new mission areas.


  • Candidates should be experienced in requirements decomposition, flow down and management, validation and verification planning, interface definition, and expertise with application of various engineering tools such as DOORS and Cameo.

  • The role will include validating the customer level requirements and pulling from multiple inputs to develop the program level requirements.

  • The role will include support for major program reviews such as SRR, PDR, and CDR.

  • The role will include interface with clients, as well as regular interactions with internal engineering associates and program management, and support for working groups with 3rd parties.


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area and 9 years of experience; M.S. in STEM or related area and 7 years of experience; or a PhD in STEM or related area with systems engineering experience

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering for requirements and architecture management (DOORS and Cameo Systems Modeler preferred)

  • Experience in requirements management, system architecture development, and CONOPs.

  • Experience with a ground development program

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and technical presentation experience

  • Must have US Citizenship with current or active DoD TS clearance with SCI Eligibility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active or current TS/SCI U.S. Government Security Clearance

  • Space industry experience - Ground system networks and support

  • Experience coordinating the efforts of diverse stakeholders.

Salary Range: $133,000 - $199,600

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.