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Sr. Principal Engineer Software - Element Lead -TS/SCI required

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

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 Space Systems Sector is seeking an experienced Sr. Principal Software/Systems Engineer to join a Ground Segment team as the Mission Processing Element Lead in Morrisville, NC. This role could also be performed in Aurora, CO. The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand, define, and develop ground system specifications, interfaces, processing platforms, and virtualized compute infrastructure requirements. The candidate will also be responsible for ground systems architecture by defining, adapting and deploying ground software applications and mission data management across virtualized and distributed infrastructure.Candidates shall utilize sound engineering practices to perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk analysis. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, interface definitions and other studies.He or she may be responsible for developing and configuring ground software operation baselines and developing ICDs. In addition, responsibilities also include coordinating and conducting system engineering activities (e.g. SRR, SDR, PDR, CDR, etc.) and other ground segment support activities. System engineering product deliveries include: Interface Control Documents (ICDs), trade study reports (TSRs), simulation & analysis, and other supporting reportable documentation. Responsibilities may include the following:--- Lead a cross functional team designing, developing, building, and operating space program ground segment mission processing capabilities.--- Derive mission threads and use cases.--- Define system functions and trace to requirements.--- Perform ground segment requirements development and management of the Mission Processing Element specification and its sub-systems--- Facilitate subject matter experts, stakeholders, and customers throughout the process of developing architectural specifications.--- Present technical information to mission partners, customers, and internal stakeholders--- Develop program/mission specific ground specifications and ICDs--- Hold weekly / regular meetings with ground stakeholders--- Coordinate end-to-end testing during the Integration & Test (I&T) phase--- Support design Verification & Validation (V&V) activities--- Ability to support / lead Ground Segment proposal sections--- Key member of Ground Segment leadership teamBasic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area + 9 years of experience; Master's + 7 years of experience; PhD + 4 years of experience.--- Must be a US Citizen with an active or current Top Secret/SCI and be willing to take a poly--- Strong Leadership and Communication Skills--- Experience developing architecture based on program requirements--- Familiarity with Agile Scrum practices and traditional waterfall projects--- Experience using Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)--- Experienced with Linux systems and basic command line instructions--- Experience using a software development language such a C++, Java, or Python--- Engineering skills, including requirements definition/allocation, interface definition, verification & validation, and life-cycle management.--- Familiarity with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and prior experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM)Preferred Qualifications:--- Familiarity with Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) or Amazon Web Services (AWS)--- Experience using Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines--- Familiarity with geospatial data, geospatial processing, and/or remote sensing--- Space Vehicle to Ground and Ground to Space communication design, implementation & interface testing experience.--- Experience with Ground Systems (space or satellite knowledge highly preferred)--- Experience with inter-process messaging across platforms--- Experience in working with external partners developing Interface Control Documentation--- Experience with scalable cloud-based software architecturesSalary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Cary , Sr. Principal Engineer Software - Element Lead -TS/SCI required, IT / Software / Systems , Morrisville, North Carolina

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