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Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Boulder, CO.

**Position Overview:**

As a Principal Systems Engineer you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking individuals who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible… until they’re not.

The selected Principal Systems Engineer will work the Specialized Warfare Defense Contract (SWDC) ,responsible for System Test Activities, Software Installation, Hardware & Software integration, cross functional troubleshooting, and verification & accreditation. The job involves significant teamwork and coordination with a variety of engineering disciplines and customer representatives. Personal commitment and flexibility are required to support potentially irregular working hours and travel.

The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Perform/Supports software installation and Integration efforts

+ Document, test and debug software

+ Collaborates with software developers in an Agile environment

+ Coordinates with HW/SW team to perform retests and regression tests once defects are corrected

+ Analyze system capabilities to identify software bugs

+ Support Test Events as needed

+ Ability to travel on occasion to Northrop Grumman and customer locations

+ Communicates regularly with program management, customers, and engineering management

+ Generates applicable documentation (i.e. Test Cases, Event Plans, etc.)

+ Provides problem resolution and improvement recommendations with strong time management skills

+ Up to 20% travel to NG and Government locations within Colorado

**BQs for a Principal Systems Engineer** :

+ Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master's Degree and 3 years of experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience

+ Technical writing skills for generating analysis and reports

+ Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

+ A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start

+ Security + or DOD Directive 8570 compliant (or ability to obtain one in 6 months)

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Experience in using a requirements management tool, such as DOORS to update and write system level requirements

+ DoD Top Secret clearance, SCI eligible highly desirable

+ Security + certification

+ Experience with formal requirement verification

+ Experience with Test Case Development for verification of Requirements

+ Linux experienc

Salary Range: $101,400.00 - $152,000.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

**The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority** . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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