Principal Systems Engineer (Active Secret Clearance Required; Palmdale CA)Palmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10151407

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Any (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Systems Engineering organization. This role is located in Palmdale, CA.

In this role you will be providing analyses at all levels of the total system. This will require you to perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Your analyses are performed at all levels of total system product including: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. You'd also ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Finally, you should expect to perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Essential Functions:

  • Independently develop System Safety documents such as the System Safety Program Plan (SSPP), Software System

  • Safety Program Plan (SwSSPP), Safety Assessments Reports (SAR)

  • Perform audits and report the effectiveness of the system safety program.

  • Work in a classified environment to analyze software requirements, capabilities, code, and tests with a safety focus

  • Generate MIL-STD-882E analysis including Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Functional Hazard Analysis, Subsystem

  • Hazard Analysis, System Requirements Hazard Analysis, etc.

  • Develop SW test cases to satisfy safety requirements

  • Document hazard analysis and test results in a Hazard Tracking System

  • Cross-IPT coordination to support hazards adjudication

  • Cognizant of the system design and functions

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:

  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.

  • Tuition Savings at Accredited Schools: Access a network of accredited schools in a variety of locations (and online) to take advantage of reduced tuition costs and waived fees.

  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) discipline with 5 years of related military / professional Systems Engineering experience OR a master's degree in a STEM discipline with 3 years of related military / professional Systems Engineering experience OR a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline with related academic/ military / professional Systems Engineering Experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with MIL-STD-882E and safety standards

  • Experience with aircraft subsystem design, test data requirements, and test methodologies used in the aerospace industry, to include control room monitoring.

  • Flight Line experience.

  • Experience in System Safety Engineering practices in accordance with MIL-STD-882

  • Experience in Process/contract compliance (DCMA1 8210.1)

  • Experience conducting system safety hazard analyses (i.e., PHA, FHA, SHA, SSHA, O&SHA)

  • Experience working around aircraft and systems, including manufacturing and test

  • Experience implementing/developing Safety Analysis plans/reports (i.e., SSPP, SAR)

  • Experience using a Hazard Tracking System (HTS)

  • Experience implementing/developing of Test Hazard Analysis for flight test activities (AFTCI 91-202)

  • Familiar with Air Force processes for mishap prevention, notification, investigation, and reporting (DoDI 6055.07, AFI 91-202, AFMAN 91-223)

  • Requirements of fuel system servicing and maintenance (Air Force Technical Orders 00-25-172 and 1-1-3)

  • General requirements of aircraft hangars (NFPA 409, UFC 4-211-01)

  • Environmental requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and wiring (NFPA 70).

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.