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Northrop Grumman 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.

Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical role for a space program in Dulles, VA, in the National Security Space business area within the Space Systems Group. Multiple Systems Engineering positions at various levels are available in the following areas in support of a ground based service oriented architecture intended to service next generation space capability.

  • 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:

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

  • This position requires a BS Degree in an engineering field and 9 years of applicable experience or MS Degree and 7 years of applicable experience.

  • Development, testing, or operations of Space/Ground systems

Preferred Experience (one or more areas desired):

  • Space to Ground and Mission Architecture

  • Understanding of Agile software development practices.

  • Background working software systems engineering.

  • Requirements management using DOORS.

  • On-orbit testing of space systems and testing of integrated ground systems.

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