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Principal/ Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

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 Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Systems Engineer based out of Point Loma, San Diego.

What You'll get to Do

• Application of systems engineering processes to develop systems that meet customer requirements

• Execution of trade studies to select from among multiple potential solutions

• Perform Systems Requirements analysis

• Requirements database development, management, maintenance experience (e.g. DOORS)

• Management of requirements, include decomposition, allocation, verification, and validation

• System modeling and simulation

• Architecture, CONOPS, and use case development using model-based systems engineering methodologies

• Perform analyses at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, and test.

• Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

• Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the requirements below.



This position may be filled as a Principal or Sr. Principal Systems Engineer.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Engineer:

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field and 5 years of related experience; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

Basic Qualification for Sr. Principal Systems Engineer:

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field and 9 years of related experience; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

Basic Qualification for Principal and Sr. Principal Systems Engineer:
  • Familiarity with real-time combat systems, specifically Navy systems such as Aegis, SSDS, E-2, etc
  • Experience in developing software requirements for real-time systems.
  • Experience with writing documents and reports, ECPs, feasibility studies, analysis of alternatives, ect.
  • Must have an Active Secret

Pre ferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and experience with Tactical Data Link (TDL) MIL standards and requirements
  • Experience with DOORS
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-6016 and other MIL-STDs, 6011, 6020, 3011, STANAG 5522, etc.

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.

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.
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