Space Payload Principal Systems Engineer, Linthicum, MD

Click Here – Get More Info

Linthicum, MD

Requisition ID: R10084674
Category: Engineering
Location: Linthicum, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 4

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems Division within Northrop Grumman Space Systems is a strategic partner specializing in delivering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions for classified and unclassified missions in space.  Headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland, PGS RSP has offices, manufacturing, and world-class assembly, integration, and test facilities.  We do it all here, on-site, from sensors to payloads to full up spacecraft, supporting Class A to Class D missions.  Our key capabilities include Active RF, Passive RF, and Electro-Optical payloads, space solar power, cross domain missions, and space resilience payloads & solutions.


This position is for a Principal Systems Engineer to join our Remote Sensing Programs, Systems Engineering Integration and Test (RSP SEIT) team.  As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to support efforts on both concept and product development to deliver key solutions to our customers.  We cover a wide variety of expertise within the systems engineering domain, including CONOPS development, mission engineering, requirements development and management, architecture, modeling and simulation, integration and test, verification and validation, and on-orbit operations and support.


This position will be responsible for the development and ownership of the following Systems Engineering document products and deliverables:

 ADDs (Algorithm Description Documents) for Built-in Test (BIT), Telemetry and Fault Management Definitions, Payload Firmware Maintenance, Radar Tasking and Processing (which involves interpreting MATLAB code to descriptive text), and many other functions and processes for text-based documents and models

ICDs (Interface Control Documents) for Hardware, Software, Internal, External, Payload to Bus, etc., for text-based documents and models

TDDs (Test Description Documents) to help plan and document integration events and tests for verification and validation of functional and performance requirements

and the modeling required for these products


Some initial work will be unclassified while waiting on a security clearance if not already active, but a TS/SCI clearance will be needed to continue and perform all duties for this position.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or other related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) curriculum with 5 years relevant experience; 3 years with Master of Science Degree

Active DoD Secret clearance

Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance

Systems engineering experience (e.g., with requirements development and management, ADDs/ICDs/TDDs, modeling and simulation, and/or integration and test)

Ability to read/interpret MATLAB code


Preferred Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI clearance

Space experience

Sensor/payload experience, especially with RADAR or RF Systems

Signal Processing, especially RADAR processing

Space vehicle experience

Integration and Test for RADAR or RF Systems and/or Space Payloads

Atlassian Tool Suite:  Jira, Bitbucket, and Confluence, especially for development, tracking, and configuration management of ADDs, ICDs, and TDDs

MATLAB, especially for modeling

Salary Range: $99,800 USD – $149,800 USD

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10084674 2023.01.14

Click Here – Get More Info

MMDUU, FVR06 SKUUU, MD_Linthicum MD_Maryland  ZC21090