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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Engineer Systems in Sunnyvale, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization 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 Marine Systems specializes in the development, manufacturing, assembly, and testing of missile launching and handling systems, propulsion, and power generation systems for naval surface ships and submarines. We are looking for you to join our team as a Senior Principal Systems Engineer based out of Northern California.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Plan and lead Systems Engineering projects and tasks as part of a team

  • Coordinate Systems Engineering activities with program management, project team, and functional management

  • Interface with internal and external customers for Systems Engineering activities, generate and present material for briefings, and developing proposals

  • Develop and update performance and detail requirements while working closely with internal and external customers

  • Develop and update internal and external interfaces

  • Verify and validate systems

  • Lead and coordinate preparation, conduct, and closeout for SRR, SFR, PDR, CDR, SVR and other formal reviews

  • Attend and take part in technical and peer reviews as independent reviewer

The ideal candidate enjoys supporting multiple projects. Your work will vary from daytoday and you will need to be comfortable juggling multiple tasks in support of different goals. The ability to prioritize and be agile is a must as we flex to meet client needs. A person with good judgment and initiative will do well at this facility as there is lots of opportunity for career growth.

Travel is occasional, consisting of visits to customer and other contractor offices for technical reviews, meetings, and working groups. Travel may increase in frequency as systems activity increases.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 9+ years of relevant work experience, or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 7+ years of relevant work experience

  • 5+ years of combined experience in the following:Model Bases Systems Engineering (MBSE), requirements development, or technical project management (note: please make sure this experience is clearly shown on the resume)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBSE concepts and tools (MagicDraw and / or Cameo preferred)

  • Managing and developing requirements in DOORS or equivalent requirements management tools

  • Technical management or project management

  • Interface development and management

  • Verification and validation activities

  • Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Office, military, and / or related Defense systems

  • Department of Defense (DoD) systems engineering principles and policies

  • Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance, interim Secret clearance, or inactive Secret clearance (last active within 2 years)

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.

Job Category : Engineering