Principal Engineer Systems (AHT)Northridge, CA

Requisition ID: R10156989

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Northridge, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Positions Available: 2

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 Defense Systems is currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer (Weapon Systems) to join the Advanced Programs team to develop complex, next generation, state of the art weapon systems. This will be located at our Northridge, CA. site.

You will be a member of a high performing, systems engineering team interacting with customers, program management, cross-functional teams of engineers and senior technologists. In this role as a Principal Systems Engineer (Weapon Systems) the selected candidate will serve as the Guidance Electronics Sensor Analyst for the SiAW Program. This role requires the candidate to function in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment.

This position includes the execution of all aspects of the Guidance Electronics Sensor & Integration Team including sensor subsystem design, data analyses, interface verification, testing and failure/anomaly resolution, for the Stand-in Attack Weapon missile system development, including seekers, radome apertures and signal processing.

This is an on-site position.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

  • Guidance Electronics Sensor Analyst for the SiAW Program functioning in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Execute Guidance Section subsystem design, data analyses, interface verification, testing and failure/anomaly resolution.

  • Familiarity with system requirements in the Requirements Management databases (DOORS).

  • Develop test plans and procedures as a team effort and support the testing and verification of components and subsystems of Guidance Electronics. Provide data for and supporting risk management (identifies potential risks) and trade study processes.

  • Regularly interface with the Product Owner, Scrum Master, other team members and team members on other teams.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or aerospace engineering or similar, with a minimum of five (5) years of related experience; Master's degree with three (3) years of related experience; PhD with zero (0) years of related experience. (Functional Manager to Update)

  • ** Current Active DoD Secret clearance or higher with a Periodic Reinvestigation within the last 5 years.

  • Must have extensive experience and knowledge of RF Sensors, radar signal processing system integration.

  • Must have extensive experience in integration and testing of multiple subsystems.

  • Must have analytical skills and experience with data analysis and aggregation and presentation of the results to internal and military customers.

  • Must have strong technical problem solving, written and verbal communication skills to work with Guidance Electronics requirements and performance assessments and execute component and system level verification, data review activities and requirements gap analyses.

  • Willing to occasionally work during odd hours (nights/weekends) and occasionally longer than normal (40 hrs/wk) to meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in aerospace systems; basic understanding of aircraft systems, missile systems, avionics, software systems, and their design drivers

  • Experience in Active Seekers and Active Seeker Integration and/or

  • Passive Sensor and Passive Sensor Integration.

  • Experience in Air-to-Ground Missile Systems.

  • A strong resolve to drive tasks to completion autonomously as team effort.

  • A strong experience base in Component Testing, Subsystem Testing and Flight Testing and the Development of Test Plans and Procedures.

*Living in Northridge offers a perfect combination of urban living with the beauty of nature. It is a short drive away from downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, or the rest of the San Fernando Valley.

Take advantage of your flexible work schedule to enjoy shopping at the local Northridge Fashion Center or spend time at the local Recreation Center as well as easy access to nearby protected natural areas such as the Chatsworth Reservoir, the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, Lake Balboa or within driving distance, spend a day at the beach or snow ski at our local mountains. With Cal State Northridge right in the heart of town, the area has an active college-town energy combined with family-friendly suburban charm. The stunning southern California climate makes for year-round easy living. With an average of 284 sunny days during the year, it is safe to say you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor activities to the fullest.


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Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

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.