Senior Systems EngineerNew Malden, GBR

Requisition ID: R10161377

  • Category: Information Technology

  • Location: New Malden, London, United Kingdom

  • Clearance Type: Security Check (SC)

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

Define Possible at Northrop Grumman UK

At Northrop Grumman UK, our mission is to solve the most complex challenges by shaping the technology and solutions of tomorrow. We call it Defining Possible.

This mind-set goes beyond our customer solutions; it’s the foundation for your career development and the impact we have within the community. So, what’s your possible?


This is more than just a job; it’s a mission.

A key member of the NGUK Defence Systems Engineering (SE) team, this role supports various aspects of large UK Defence, Cyber and Intelligence Programmes, providing our customers with timely delivery within budget.

The role will provide opportunity to conduct SE activities throughout the full project lifecycle, from concept through to in-service, of complex integrated maritime systems in the UK Defence Sector. Our products support the operation of the UKs’ most important Naval assets. Your technical expertise will support the development and growth of SE expertise within NGUK.

Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer – with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world’s most challenging problems.


  • Accountable for completion of Systems Engineering activities throughout the entire project lifecycle

  • Support the implementation of Systems Engineering processes

  • Support/lead stakeholder technical reviews

  • Engage multi-discipline teams to facilitate successful delivery

  • Ensure delivery in accordance with company standards of conduct

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience and knowledge of Systems Engineering models, techniques, lifecycle planning, delivering and reporting

  • Experience of requirements development, design, integration and acceptance

  • Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent experience in Systems Engineering/Software/Hardware engineering (SE processes and methodologies (iaw. ISO 15288/INCOSE))

  • Strong team player with good people and communication skills

  • Systems thinking, logical approach, RCA/rectification/regression management

  • Engaging ‘can do’ attitude

  • Engaging customer focus,

  • Strong technical writing skills


  • Experience using requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS, Enterprise Architect or similar)

  • Experience using MBSE tools and techniques such as Enterprise Architect, Bizz Design, No Magic, SysML, UML, ArchiMate, TOGAF, SOSAF, or UAF

  • Knowledge and experience of agile principles using scrum framework

  • Knowledge of marine electronic equipment and/or the marine environment

  • Familiar with military environmental standards (e.g. DEF STAN 00-35, 59-411)

  • Knowledge and experience of safety critical systems (SIL 2 / 3)

  • INCOSE Associate/Chartered Systems Engineering Professional


We can offer you a range of flexible and hybrid working options to suit you, including optional compressed working schedule with every other Friday off. Our benefits including private health care, career development opportunities and performance bonuses. For a comprehensive list of benefits, speak to our recruitment team.

Security clearance:

You must be able to gain and maintain the relevant UK Government security clearance in line with the job role (SC). Our requirement team is on hand to answer any questions and we will guide you through the process: .

Why join us?

  • Be part of our global team of 100,000 colleagues – The possibilities for your future career are only limited by your drive. Whether you’re looking for a hands-on internship or your next leadership position, we have career opportunities across the world. Northrop Grumman continues to expand and broaden our presence in global markets and strengthen our partnerships with local industry.

  • A mission to believe in Every day we contribute to building a more secure and connected world, expanding our reach from land, sea, and air to space and cyberspace. From engineering data and intelligence solutions, to developing maritime navigation and control systems and innovating command and control systems for the UK and NATO, what we do together matters.

  • A place to belong and thrive Every voice matters at our table meaning you can bring your authentic self to work. From our Employee Resource Groups backed by thousands of employees, to sponsoring Cheltenham Pride and our partnerships with Association For Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers, Forces Transition Group, Mind, and Women in Defence – we are passionate about growing and supporting our inclusive community where everyone can belong.

  • Your career, your way - Shape your career journey with diverse roles, mentorship, and development opportunities that fuel your curiosity, channel your expertise and nurture your passion. Looking for flexibility? Balance your professional career with your personal life, health and wellbeing benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development. Speak to our team to find the balance that’s right for you.

Ready to apply?

Yes – Submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by our team and we will be in touch.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more about this role – Reach out to our team for more information and support: .

No, I don’t think this role is right for me – Our extensive UK growth means we have exciting, new opportunities opening all the time. Speak to our team to discuss your career goals.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.