Sr Principal Systems Engineer (Space/Satellite Systems)

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Solves toughest problems in space aeronautics defense cyberspace

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.

Duties include:

  • Lead development and release of software tools used by many multidiscipline engineering and mission partner teams.
  • Provide major support to the entire space segment technical team.
  • Work with requirements and verification team through design reviews and AI&T activities, with proper sell off to customer
  • Lead development of agile verification model to automate V&V of multiple SV builds- Troubleshoot and develop solutions to complex problems that the program may encounter.
  • Develop, author and/or provide input to major program data products and other deliverables.- Technical management of program elements
  • Cost accounting management of systems engineering WBS- Planning and conduct of technical reviews and technical baseline
  • Writing status and technical performance reviews and reports- Coordinate and conduct systems engineering activities (e.g. SRR, SDR, PDR, CDR, etc.) and other space segment support activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering, or related STEM field.
  • Minimum 9 years experience in aerospace systems design, development, manufacture, test or operations, including 2 years of technical or project leadership positions.
  • Technical experience in systems engineering and integration of complex systems, including space systems development, manufacture, test or operations, including previous technical or project leadership positions.
  • Experience in configuration management and release.
  • Demonstrated experience maturing a space product through requirement maturation over the design cycle of a program.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing a verification/validation plan.- U.S. citizen- Ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • General understanding of space mission design and analysis.
  • General understanding of the Systems Engineering process.
  • Ability to work with and lead a diverse multi-discipline Engineering team.
  • Demonstrated experience working with external and internal mission partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, define, and develop system specifications, interfaces, and platform designs.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop/establish requirements baselines and to ensure compliance to requirements baselines.
  • Experience designing and integrating satellites and space systems.
  • Experience with hardware and software simulators.- Experience with test scripting.
  • Proven ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to communicate with mission partners and technical stakeholders.- Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Experience with common tool sets (e.g. Matlab, Labview, STK, DOORS).- Current or active Top Secret level clearance.

Tagged as: Matlab, SDR, labview, DOORS, STK, SRR, PDR, CDR

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