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Sr. Principal Space Systems Engineer (TS/SCI) ERAP eligible
Northrop Grumman     Gilbert, AZ 85295


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

The Mission Engineering and Operations Organization in SSSD has several openings for a Sr. Principal Space Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Gilbert Arizona

Multiple roles are available throughout the product development life-cycle of our programs with emphasis in one of the following disciplines:

- Space System Physical and Functional Architecture Development

- Concept of Operations (CONOPS)

- Thread Engineering

- Model Based System Engineering

- Orbital Analysis/Determination

- System Integration

- Test Planning/Execution

- Ground Systems Engineering

- Tool Development

- Site Installation

- Interface Validation

- System Activation

- System Operation

- System Maintenance and Turnover

Available positions require that the candidate have a strong understanding of one or more of the skills described. Project roles span all phases from new business acquisition, and IRAD/ technology development to established programs.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

- 401K

- Educational Assistance

- Life Insurance

- Employee Assistance Programs & - Work/Life Solutions

- Paid Time Off

- Health & Wellness Resources

- Employee Discounts

- Flexible Schedules: For example, the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits ( .



Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 7+ years of engineering experience OR PhD Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 4+ years of engineering experience

+ Active DoD Top Secret/SSBI and/or SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Master’s Degree in Engineering

+ Experience working on aircraft or spacecraft systems

+ Experience in developing, managing, and decomposing requirements

+ Experience in system architecture, CONOPs, or model based system engineering

+ Experience in subsystem, payload, or system integration

+ Experience using DOORS, Cameo

+ Strong People and Technical Leadership Skills

+ Excellent communication Skills (upward and downward)

Salary Range: $108,600.00 - $163,000.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority** . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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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