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

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Successful candidates for this position will work in a technical role for the National Security Systems (NSS) business area. Our NSS programs include technical roles at the mission, segment, subsystem and component level. They span the entire program life cycle from early concept studies, design development, system integration/test, launch and early ops, mission ops/sustainment and system disposal.

The position is based at Northrop Grumman's Colorado Springs location and will require some travel. Duties include significant contributions to mission systems engineering activities: flight/orbital dynamics, system modeling and simulation, mission analysis, mission operations support, systems integration and testing and on-orbit testing.

The candidate should be knowledgeable in system-of-systems engineering, flight dynamics, modeling and simulation and/or mission operations. Advanced analyses capability relating to complex mission problems is a plus, as is the ability to develop and evolve home-grown mission analysis tools.

The role will include interface with clients, as well as regular interactions with internal engineering teammates and program management. The candidate may be called on to assist in new business activities such as conceptual design and analysis for proposals and funded studies.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret clearance and SCI.

  • Must have a Bachelors degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering or related technical field and 9 years of applicable experience, or a Masters Degree and 7 years of applicable experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in systems engineering and integration of complex systems, especially space systems design, development, manufacture, test and/or operations.

  • Prior experience with mission operations and/or flight dynamics for operational spacecraft or constellations.

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.

Job Category : Engineering