Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Principal Aerospace Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JEZ20181409-47557

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 Innovation 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.


Analyze Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) for spacecraft relative navigation, rendezvous, and proximity operations (RPO). Analyze performance of algorithms. Perform spacecraft GNC performance analysis using simulations. Participate in flight software implementation and validation. Develop simulation analysis scripts. Requirements:


A Bachelor’s Degree and 10 or more years of related experience is required.

**A Top Secret security clearance is required with a valid background investigation**

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience designing and/or analyzing spacecraft GNC subsystems. Some exposure to spacecraft Rendezvous-Proxops GNC.

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 Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space