Senior Principal Systems EngineerSykesville, MD

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is currently seeking a Senior Principal Systems Engineer for our Sykesville, Maryland location in our Power/Control Systems organization.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's high performing, Systems Engineering team in developing, supporting, and documenting military and commercial networked machinery control systems. The qualified applicant will be exposed to all phases of the program life cycle from concept development through integration, test and support. We offer a dynamic work environment providing the highest level of engineering, product design and system support for our nation's aircraft carriers and submarines, as well as other naval and ground-based system platforms.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Perform models and simulations, trade studies, generate systems engineering documents, reports and operational documentation.

  • Develop requirements, system and sub-system specifications through use of MBSE tools & DOORS.

  • Generate and present material to support internal and external customer briefings.

  • Develop and modify test plans and procedures.

  • Support system integration and test activities

  • Generate of verification artifacts supporting system Design Verification Testing and system Acceptance Testing

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 9 years of relevant experience; 7 years' experience with a Master's Degree. 4 years experience with a PhD.

  • Experience in MBSE, DOORS, Agile Development

  • Experience in one or more of the following system engineering knowledge areas: technical planning, requirements derivation, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, cost and risk analysis, interface definition, system design, system integration, verification and validation, supportability, and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in power distribution and control systems design.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within diverse teams.

  • US Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics

  • Current DoD Secret clearance, recent investigation or CE

  • Experience with nuclear power generation or software enabled real time control systems.

  • Experience in MBSE, system architecture development and system design

  • Proficiency with lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, and multimeters

  • Experience with simulation tools (e.g. Simulink, Saber, SPICE)

  • Experience with analog electronics, digital electronics, control circuit cards, and embedded software

  • Experience with the United States Navy or other military departments

  • Experience in testing and troubleshooting hardware and/or software

Salary Range: $127,000 - $190,600

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.