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, but they're also making history.
The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGPS) seeks to fill a Principal Systems Engineer in the Payload and Ground Systems Division Engineering organization supporting Integrated National Systems (INS) Business Unit (BU) to support a Ground program. This position can be filled at our Morrisville, NC, Fairfax, VA, or Linthicum, MD offices .
What you'll get to do?
As a Systems Engineer on this team, you will support a team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, and validate requirements for a Ground Segment. In this role, you will be supporting program leadership and the customer to define and maintain the technical baseline. Ultimately, you will support the program through maturity and milestones to achieve the mission, ensuring everything is synchronized.
This work will span command and control, mission planning and scheduling, mission processing, and system infrastructure. We have anticipated future growth to deliver additional ground capabilities.
This role is for a SEIT engineer familiar with Ground Systems to support the program through CDR, development, integration, test, and verification/validation.
The successful candidate will have broad Systems Engineering lifecycle knowledge, with the ability to digest changes and present them to the technical and management teams in concise briefings. The candidate is expected to operate independently with some oversight in a dynamic environment, to be highly self-motivated, reporting information to IPT leads, and the customer. The individual is expected to handle diverse assignments with efficiency, finding unique solutions and working in a very collaborative and fast paced environment that continues to grow. Experience with system modeling is preferred.
Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Engineer:
5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 0 years of experience with a PhD
Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes
Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches
Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility and willing to submit to a polygraph
Clearance crossover and TS/SCI are required prior to start date.
System engineering experience with developing requirements and interfaces for complex systems
Experience interpreting requirements and evaluating software and hardware designs for compliance.
Experience with the Agile Methodology
Experience with Automated test tools (for example: Cucumber, Behave, Eggplant, Selenium, or Cypress)
Experience with test management tools and issue tracking systems
- Experience with Agile and the Atlassian tool suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket etc.)Knowledge of SDLCSoftware development experienceExperience with Cameo and MBSEExperience with DevOps methodologies and experience integrating tests into CI/CD pipelineKnowledge of or experience with scripting languagesKnowledge of or experience with microservice architectureExperience performing cloud-based design, architecture, integration, and test of software systems using Amazon Web Services (AWS)Strong understanding of software testing principles and methodologies
Salary Range: $95,100 - $157,000