Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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.

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector organization is seeking applicants for a Senior Engineering position on a multi-year Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • You will work closely with a team of systems engineers and developers on the development and implementation of a suite of sensor models and radar signal injectors used for element and system level analysis and verification and validation.

  • You will be responsible for performing technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, supportability and effective analysis, developing analysis/testing tools, and making comparisons to tactical system behavior for a radar signal injector product using a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach.

  • Work with an integrated Agile team to perform holistic analyses of the products to include: concept, design, development, test, deployment, and operational support.

  • Ensures that the logical and systematic conversion of stakeholder and customer needs into product requirements acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • You will participate in all required activities to include interfacing with stakeholders, development of systems engineering models, plans and processes, quality assurance, reviews of product deliverables, and interfacing with task leads and/or product leads in producing quality reports/products.

  • You will perform functional analysis, schedule analysis, detailed trade studies, develop technical white papers, perform analysis on hardware/software architectures, elicit/allocate product requirements, develop testing strategies, configure complex tests, perform tracking/reporting of problems, perform analyses for root cause, and work with developers to resolve problems.

  • Coordinate element and system-level performance parameters across multiple organizations and provide analysis and quick-turn support for multiple events including performance assessments, digital simulation events, system development, risk reduction, ground/flight tests and mission planning.

  • Support integration ofa radar signal injectorwith existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, command and control models, and threat models.

  • Provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable technical solutions to a wide range of complex problems that are consistent with organization objectives.

  • Help develop and support regression testing plans, as well as automated behavior validation.

  • Create presentations that describe and demonstrate advanced algorithms as implemented in the radar signal injector for a variety of audiences.

  • The engineer will work in conjunction with the IRAD team to support sensor model VV&A, including confirming issues, determining impact, and providing a path forward.

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.


You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university, in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)with 9 years of related work experience, or 7 years experience with a Masters in the same discipline

  • Demonstrated capability of using software to analyze problems (e.g., Excel, Bash, Perl, Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, and JavaScript).

  • Must be experienced with requirements management databases/tools (e.g., DOORS).

  • Must be experienced with Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE), modeling languages (e.g., SysML, UML), and modeling tools (e.g., Rhapsody).

  • Current Secret clearance

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Able to independently identify and determine solutions to complex engineering issues that arise during system development.

  • Have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • An advanced degree in physics, mathematics, or related engineering discipline.

  • Knowledge of domain specific radar principles, including signal processing, target acquisition, target tracking, resource management, discrimination, and battle manager interfaces.

  • Experience with Agile software development processes.

  • Familiarity with Linux and/or Unix-based development.

  • Experience providing technical leadership in a DoD contracting or related environment.

  • Experience with development and delivery of project milestones within the system engineering lifecycle, including RBP, SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, and ShRR.

  • Capable of supporting occasional CONUS travel.

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 package will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Wellness Program

Employee Discount Program

On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)

Flexible Work Schedules

Additional benefits

o Education Assistance

o Training and Development

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.