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SMORS BPP Principal Systems Engineer

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Reference #: 19028777
Keywords: modeling

Job Description


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's Mission Systems (NGMS) Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program is looking for you to join our team as a BMEWS/PAVE PAWS (BPP) Principal Systems Engineer based out of Colorado Springs, CO.


The Principal Systems Engineer will support the BPP sustainment and modification tasks under the guidance of the BPP senior systems engineers.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Demonstrate the principles of systems engineering across the system lifecycle in support of sustainment and modifications of Missile warning/Missile Defense (MW/MD) ground based radars

  • Support or Lead the review and analyses of existing technical documentation on MW/MD modifications for completeness and possible impacts to system sustainment as part of BMEWS/PAVE PAWS (BPP) ground based radar re-integration activities

  • Support the system modeling team in identifying planned system modification impacts resulting from documentation reviews and analyses

  • Support or Lead system requirements reviews and creating and/or updating requirement specifications and technical documentation

  • Support or Lead the development of trade studies/analyses for the selection of preferred design solutions, commercial hardware or software components, and preferred course of action alternatives in project development/product delivery

  • Support or Lead the development of system integration plans, procedures and scenarios used in the conduct of software/hardware system integration testing, and supporting the analysis of integration results to assess system impacts

  • Support, participate, and/or lead discussions in technical working groups addressing systems engineering elements across the BPP ground based radar system

  • Participate in engineering peer reviews as a document originator or reviewer to ensure technical quality and engineering rigor is appropriate




Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters, 0 Years with PhD within a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited college.
  • Active Secret security clearance or ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Willing and able to travel on occasion continental and international sites

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret security clearance
  • Demonstrable strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with Ground Based Radars
  • Experience across the system engineering lifecycle
  • Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Familiarity with model-based systems engineering

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 benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements    


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.

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.