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Sr. Principal Engineer Systems (20-133)

Northrop Grumman


Location:
Colorado Springs, CO 80932
Date:
05/14/2020
2020-05-142020-06-13
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At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Missile Defense Solutions Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Systems Engineer based out of Colorado Springs.

**What You'll get to Do:**

Team member of the Run-Ahead CFPT on the C2BMC National Team. A successful candidate will work with a multi-contractor team in the development and execution of a comprehensive assessment program supporting a capability-based acquisition of the C2BMC Element of the BMDS. This role will include a number of key responsibilities within the CFPT. A successful candidate will complete use case development, and prepare systems engineering artifacts including definition of Epics and Features to be developed by program Cross-Functional Product Teams to implement customer requested capabilities. Additional responsibilities include support to the development and review of interface documents, system requirements, Verification Cross Reference Matrix (VCRM) development, architectural documentation, system engineering estimates, and author and perform formal and informal engineering reviews. Work will be performed under the direction of various technical leads and product owners and require interfacing with team members, C2BMC management, and government customers to ensure high quality products are generated on time and within the resources available. Responsibilities include adhering to DOORS processes and procedures, reviewing the content and details of technical products, and acting as a technical interface to MDA working level counterparts on an as-required basis. Consequently, candidate will function as a senior systems engineering functional area representative on the assigned cross-functional product team. Another responsibility will be to work with teams crossing multiple functions in order to drive data connectivity from architecture-to-requirements-to-test. Within this capacity, a successful candidate will work to understand the data stream, construct an engineering pipeline, establish a rhythm of maintenance, and provide support for tools troubleshooting. Another role will involve tools development. Within this role, a successful candidate will also work with CFPT and FA leadership to develop a tool integration vision and will coordinate and assist in execution of that tools integration vision. As such, the candidate will need to demonstrate an ability to instruct and support systems & test engineers as well as architects in the use and implementation of digitization tools. Additionally, there will be a focus on service-oriented metrics collection to allow for measurement of tool integration success.

A successful candidate should possess the ability to be part of an integrated team tasked with developing and maintaining the physical, functional, and technical requirements baselines necessary to describe the desired capabilities of an evolving BMDS Battle Management, Command & Control, and Communications (C2BMC) system. As such, the candidate should have demonstrated experience in mission analysis with skill in development of use cases, sequence diagrams, and SysML modeling in support of MBSE. In addition, a successful candidate will possess experience in missile defense command and control, battle management, architectures and communications system concepts, mission, and common system test and data analysis techniques including verification of requirements. Experience with Agile Methods, and Epic and Feature definition is a significant plus. Candidate skills required include: Requirements solicitation, derivation, and decomposition to lower level subsystems and components. Maintenance of system and component baselines in a requirement management system; defining the relationships between internal and external components; communicating system level use cases and associated Epics and Feature relationships to a diverse group of customers, developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and users. Skills generating system/element level functional, performance, and interface specifications to document and control the achievement of the desired capabilities. In addition, experience in developing capability assessments, assessment objectives and related assessment plans and procedures. Experience in scripting and automated test development is a plus. Skills in logical architecture modeling and/or interface definition, as well as knowledge of cyber security concepts and security accreditation are highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will possess at least 9 years of experience in relevant DoD interface, assessment and test methodologies and terminologies and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) elements or components. Candidate must have experience participating in requirements development and capability assessments of the C2BMC or equivalent BMDS elements. Experience must include specific roles on a program with respect to use case development, requirements solicitation, derivation, and decomposition through a structured and logical approach. Demonstrated ability to analyze high level needs utilizing use cases/scenarios and relate them to the requirements. Experience with / knowledge of MBSE or model-based engineering desired. Candidate must be able to lead efforts associated with the development of objectives and requirements for capability assessments and have prior experience writing assessment plans. Candidate must have experience developing Use cases to support test case flow development. Candidate should be an expert in all Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with DOORS. In addition, the candidate must also have experience using Java, Python, and/or other scripting languages and must be able to lead teams in the development of tools using these languages. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with people within and external to the program.

**Qualifications:**

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math with a minimum of 9 years of related work experience, or A Master's degree and 7+ years
+ Secret DoD Clearance is required upon Start.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Experience with Agile Methods, and Epic and Feature definition
+ In addition, experience in developing capability assessments, assessment objectives and related assessment plans and procedures.
+ Experience in scripting and automated test development is a plus.
+ Skills in logical architecture modeling and/or interface definition, as well as knowledge of cyber security concepts and security accreditation are highly desirable.

+ Demonstrated experience in mission analysis with skill in development of use cases, sequence diagrams, and SysML modeling in support of MBSE. In addition, a successful candidate will possess experience in missile defense command and control, battle management, architectures and communications system concepts, mission, and common system test and data analysis techniques including verification of requirements.
+ Requirements solicitation, derivation, and decomposition to lower level subsystems and components.
+ Maintenance of system and component baselines in a requirement management system; defining the relationships between internal and external components; communicating system level use cases and associated Epics and Feature relationships to a diverse group of customers, developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and users.
+ Skills generating system/element level functional, performance, and interface specifications to document and control the achievement of the desired capabilities.

**What We Can Offer You:**

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx

**Additional Northrop Grumman Information:**

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

**Job Category** : Engineering
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