Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, Flight Control Actuation SystemsMelbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10129017

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SAP

  • 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

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer , Vehicle Management Systems – Flight Control Actuation Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Melbourne, FL. Current clearance preferred but not required.

Job Summary: A Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Engineer focused on the Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS) designs and develops system architecture and defines key capabilities and performance requirements. Also defines design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications, developing thorough definition of system external interfaces, defining system implementation approach and operational concept, ensuring requirements are met, and evaluating performance with the customer.

Responsibilities Include :

  • Flight critical system design for aircraft control

  • Architecture design with optimized redundancy levels

  • Trade studies

  • Specification of hardware elements and technical support to procurement

  • Vehicle management software specification and oversight

  • Fault management design

  • Lab testing of flight hardware & software

  • On-aircraft testing

  • Support to vehicle flight testing

  • Anomaly resolution

  • VMS Specification development, requirements definition, functional modeling, and VMS testing

  • Support subsystems to VMS interfaces including managing requirements, design, testing and presenting updates to internal and external customers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9+ years of relevant experience; OR a Master’s Degree in relevant STEM discipline with 7+ years of relevant experience; OR a Ph.D. in a relevant STEM discipline with 4+ years of relevant experience

  • Integration test engineering experience

  • Technical background in the fundamentals of actuation loop closure and hardware/software implementation

  • Technical background in actuation modeling using MATLAB/Simulink (or similar)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current in-scope Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Technical background in electronics hardware and software certification

  • Experience with supplier contract closeout (i.e., FCA/PCA)

  • Technical background in hydraulic actuation system certification

  • Experience with supplier proposal review and supplier selection and coordination and technical and cost management

  • Technical background in writing the procurement specification for Hydraulic and electrical actuation

  • Experience managing the integration of the actuation system into the overall vehicle systems

Salary Range: $112,000 - $168,000

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.