Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Gilbert, AZ
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: RS20182108-47140

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.

Job Description:

 NGIS Space Systems Group – Integrated Operation is looking for an experienced Sr. / Principal System Engineer to join the Ground System team to

utilize sound systems engineering practices to develop, implement, and maintain end-to-end Satellite ground systems.

 Manage the requirements, design, and implementation for ground networks and End-to-End ground systems to

Support Mission Operations,  RFP / Proposals, Post wins, existing ground systems and upgrades - Technology refresh, and  reliability / maintainability.


Specific position functions include:

  • Ground segment end-to-end architecture design.
  • Ground segment requirements management and development.
  • Ground software design and configuration for Telemetry Tracking - Command & Control - and Mission Planning.
  • Ground terminal design.
  • Space Vehicle to Ground and Ground to Space communication design, implementation & testing.
  • Ground to Ground network communications design, implementation & testing.
  • Ability to support / lead Ground Segment proposal sections.
  • Ground mission Operations experience.



B. S. Computer Science, Information Systems, or Aerospace Engineering.

Min 10 Years’ experience for Senior Principal Systems Engineer .

Secret Clearance level: Top Secret SSBI or SCI.

Certifications: CompTIA Security + or equivalent.

Air Force / DoD Satcom Customer Experience

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