Sr. Principal Engineer Systems in Sunnyvale, CA

View All Aerospace & Defense jobs


Aerospace & Defense   •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 8 weeks ago


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 seeking a Systems Engineer to join our technical staff responsible for development and sustainment of navy systems programs. The system engineering group works with internal and external customers to develop system architecture, hardware and software design solutions, establish new program/project start-ups, and develop/manage risk assessments. Our work is mission critical and directly contributes to national security.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Perform technical planning, requirements development, 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.
  • 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.

The ideal candidate has the ability to multi task and balance multiple projects simultaneously in a leadership capacity. You are committed and enjoy a collaborative approach. You demonstrate strategic big picture thinking along with sound decision making and good judgments. You have effective oral and written communication skills and enjoy working in a team environment.

Travel is occasional, consisting of visits to customer and subcontractor offices for program updates and technical reviews. Travel may increase in frequency around major program milestones.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline and 9+ years of relevant work experience, or Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong fundamentals in Systems Engineering
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Experience in systems engineering disciplines (e.g. CONOPs, requirements derivation/allocation, system design and analysis, and system architecture)
  • Experience with Systems Engineering documentation (e.g. ICDs, Specs, UDS documentation, Requirements Verification Documents).
  • Familiarity with architecture, requirements and interface artifacts for complex systems
  • Exposure to EVMS or Cost Account Management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design and Operational knowledge of Navy Programs
  • Experience with systems engineering tools (e.g. DOORS, CREO, Matlab, Teamcenter)
  • Experience with MBSE
  • Ability to read and interpret government or military specifications
  • Experience with proposals
  • Proficient 3D modeling (Solidworks, Creo, NX, etc)