Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - SEIT Lead - (Space/Satellite) Top SecretDulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10161315

  • 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 the SEIT Lead who will be responsible for directing the execution of the overall systems engineering, integration, and test (SEIT) effort on the program. This position is located in Dulles, VA.

The SEIT Lead is also responsible for horizontal and vertical integration across all engineering elements of the program. The SEIT Lead ensures the integrity of engineering processes, and timely development of core engineering work products. The SEIT Lead typically has Control Account Manager (CAM) responsibility, which comprises cost and schedule management for the SEIT work scope. The SEIT Lead interfaces with the Program Manager, other engineering team leads, as well as the customer. The SEIT lead will be the primary interface for multi-party technical working groups and will manage giver-receivers and action tracking.


  • Serve as the cost account manager for the systems engineering (and potentially multiple other organizations) responsibilities

  • Plan and execute the core functions and ensure the project team has qualified staff to execute the program core functions

  • Plan, execute, and close out program reviews and milestones (e.g., SRR, MVP, MVC, FAT, SAT, etc.)

  • Ensure system technical compliance with the program Statement of Work (SOW), system requirements, and manage scope control of technical team

  • Manage the vertical and horizontal technical integration throughout the product teams and program life-cycle

  • Oversee configuration management of the overall Program Baseline

  • Serve as the Logistics and Supportability Interface ensuring that all applicable specialty engineering disciplines horizontally integrate across applicable phases of the program lifecycle

  • Collect, manage and report the program metrics and Technical Performance Measures (TPMs)

  • Manage risk and opportunity and the production of core engineering work products and track the work products and associated program dependencies in the program schedule

  • Oversee the establishment and execution of the program lifecycle and work products

  • Support the transition of the project to the operations, maintenance, and sustainment stakeholders

  • Coordinate between the technical leads, program manager, and customer to ensure the integrity and executability of the program technical baseline

  • Minimum 10% travel to be expected (to customer, supplier, and other Northrop Grumman locations)

  • Act as primary technical working group lead and interface with external parties; managing contractor giver-receivers, track actions, and manage technical team interactions

  • Lead technical management and execution of the SE team; direct and control integrated engineering development at the system and mission levels

  • Provide their team the direction to verify implementation of each segment

  • Support requirements development and maintenance within the MBSE model

  • Identify and manage resources required to support test planning, testing, and mission milestones

  • Manage the cyber and infrastructure team to ensure successful stand up of an accredited environment and continued maintenance of such environment

  • Lead system analysis and trade studies as needed


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

  • Knowledge Earned Value Management (EVMS)

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • Experience in systems development, integration, and test

  • Understanding of DoD systems engineering requirements

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Ground Systems

  • Familiarity with software development and agile processes

  • Experience working with 3rd parties and developing partner/customer relationships

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

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.