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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer Systems - Electrical Engineering - National Security Space - Top Secret in Dulles, Virginia

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on Earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

This Systems Engineering role is located in Dulles, VA supporting Northrop Grumman's Tactical Space Systems NSS programs which include technical roles at the mission, segment, subsystem and component levels. They span the entire program life cycle from early concept studies, design development, system integration/test, launch and early operations, mission operations/sustainment and system disposal. Programs range from small feasibility studies to medium-sized on orbit technology demonstrations and large-scale national system programs.

Electrical Systems engineering responsibilities include:

  • Electrical System Architecture

  • Technical documentation development

  • System Requirement definition

  • Supporting design reviews

  • Writing procurements

  • Writing test software

  • Defining and managing hardware and software interfaces, and requirements verification

  • The role will include interface with clients, as well as regular interactions with internal engineering associates and program management.

  • The role may require assisting in new business activities such as conceptual design and analysis for proposals and funded studies, and may include authoring sections for both

  • This role may include leading electrical technical teams

The candidate will work with cross-discipline team members and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation experience and the ability to work with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of the program team.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.





Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret and the ability to obtain SCI level access

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in a STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 5 years of relevant work experience or 3 years of relevant work experience with a Master's degree

  • Position may be hired at a higher level with a Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of experience or Master's Degree and 7 years of experience

  • Experience with electronics system development, design and testing, including managing system interfaces to integrate sub-systems

  • Experience leading multi-disciplined development teams,

  • Experience with resource tracking and program management

  • Experience with manufacturing and installation of electric equipment

  • Electrical System Design Experience

  • Hands-on root-cause troubleshooting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with agile hardware and software development

  • Experience in design for manufacturing

  • Experience in development of engineering processes and documentation, configuration control and related processes

  • Experience in system testing and evaluation including test data analyses, non-conformance investigations and closure and root cause/corrective action methods

  • Space electronics design experience

  • Experience defining ground architecture to satisfy EMI and EMC requirements

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering