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Principal / Senior Principal Systems Engineer - Integration & Operations

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Reference #: 19016989
Keywords: engineer

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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.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike.  For us, it's about more than just performing.  It means realizing the values that define us:  responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide.  These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.
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!
The Systems Engineering team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal / Senior Principal Systems Engineer - Integration & Operations based out of Schreiver, AFB.


This position will be supporting the Systems Engineering Team in complex systems Integration and Operations support in a Customer led, Lab environment. The engineer selected will be responsible for the integration and final check-out testing of new system components.


Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Collect system metrics by utilizing existing tools and processes. 
  • Provide support to the ‘factory' personnel located off-site from the lab.
  • Perform daily maintenance activities to ensure the systems are running efficiently, identifying problems, working with others to identify solutions before they become issues and the generation of applicable documentation.
  • Report status to colleagues, including customers and management.
  • Present technical approaches and findings as representative of the organization as a technical POC and may have frequent inter-organizational and customer contacts.
  • Provide problem resolution and improvement recommendations with strong time management skills



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.
This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.



Qualifications for a Principal System Engineer:

  • Bachelors degree in a STEM field with 5 years of experience or Masters degree in a STEM field with 3 years of experience.

Qualifications for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelors degree in a STEM field with 9 years of experience or a Masters degree in a STEM field with 7 years experience.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Must have a working knowledge of Linux operating system and script.
  • Experience in complex systems integration and/or formal system test.
  • Must communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings. S/He may be called upon to represent the organization as a technical POC and may have frequent inter-organizational and customer contacts.
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a SCI clearance.
  • Must be able to travel on occasion to other Northrop Grumman sites and customer locations


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Development experience in a Linux environment
  • Customer relations experience
  • Data analysis or statistical background and skills
  • Scripting skills in a Linux environment including the ability to modify or write new scripts.
  • Experience with configuration management techniques in a lab environment is a plus. 

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
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • 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.