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Principal Engineer Systems

Northrop Grumman

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Role Details


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Strategic Space Systems Division has an opening for Principal Engineer Systems an to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.


  • Develops requirements for data visualizations, analyses, decision support systems, recommendation engines, and databases

  • Coordinates scrum activities in support of data projects including management of requirements and tasks via a software tool (e.g. Jira, Azure Dev Ops)

  • Communicates key project status information to stakeholders and customers and incorporates feedback into data product backlogs based on these interactions

  • Prepares cost and schedule estimates for data related projects in support of strategic planning activities

  • Architects database products including queries, views, and stored procedures for use in application and visualization development

  • Develops data visualizations in support of actionable decision making using standard software (e.g. Tableau, Power BI)

  • Conducts detailed evaluations and provides recommendations regarding data capture, analysis, and operations technology in support of data science initiatives

  • Prepares training data collection plans and data capture methods in support of supervised machine learning models

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

  • 5 Years of work experience with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD

  • Experience with Structured Query Language (SQL) programming (e.g. common table expressions, stored procedure and view preparation)

  • Familiarity with manufacturing and/or supply chain management concepts

  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system concepts (e.g. Material Requirements Planning)

  • Experience with a project management ticketing software (e.g. Atlassian Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps)

  • Experience programming in a high-level programming language (e.g. Python, C#, Java)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Scrum or Agile framework certification

  • Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous deployment systems and pipeline tools (e.g. Azure Dev Ops, Jenkins, Bamboo)

  • Experience using a version control system for code management (e.g. Git, SVN)

  • Experience with a front-end data visualization software (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Looker) or library (e.g. D3, Matplotlib, Plotly)

  • Experience in Python programming language including familiarity with typical data science libraries (e.g. NumPy, SciPy, SciKit Learn, Pandas)

Salary Range: $104,600.00 - $157,000.00

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.

We are a pioneering company.

With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Feb 03, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Redondo Beach, California
  • Salary: negotiable
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