Senior Principal Systems Engineer (San Diego, CA; Active Secret Clearance Required) San Diego, CA

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 Senior Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Systems Engineering organization. This position will be located in San Diego, CA .

In this role you will be responsible for coordination and collaboration with diverse engineering design teams to provide imaginative, technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems in establishing and managing the technical baseline in support of programmatic milestones. You will be executing system integration tasking across the entire lifecycle of a system and integrating new capabilities on the MQ-4C Triton platform. You should also be able to act as the delegate of authority for the Systems Engineering lead. This role will entail leadership of a cradle-to-grave integration and leadership across all SE disciplines including requirements development, use case development, capability (hardware and software) development, integration planning, lab integration, test planning, formal test, verification and fielded test and mission support.

The position requires system thinking and extensive knowledge of development life-cycle processes. Therefore, you must exhibit strong communication skills (written and oral) and support coordination cross-IPT toward the goal of an operationally validated integrated system.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead cross-IPT development of system level requirements and use cases

  • Implement requirements verification methodology and traceability

  • Lead development of interface definitions and integration plans

  • Conduct formal integration and support capabilities-based system level testing of fully integrated complex software and hardware subsystems

  • Evaluate integration and test anomalies and assist disposition and correction of issues as found

  • Perform requirements verification and selloff

  • Provide support to flight test and fielded assets

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.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional / military experience to include a background in Systems Engineering OR a Master's degree AND 7 years of related professional / military experience to include a background in Systems Engineering OR a PhD degree AND 4 years of related professional/military experience in Systems Engineering

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming Skills in C/C++/Python/VBA

  • Familiarity with Triton architecture and interface control documentation

  • Experience supporting field operations including maintenance and mission support

  • Familiarity with Systems Engineering and Design processes

  • Experience testing space/US military products

  • Familiarity working with military specifications/standards

  • Familiarity with TeamCenter PLC and JIRA/Confluence

  • Ability to develop task specific test tools

  • Demonstrated communication and technical writing skills

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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.

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 most positions.