Sr Principal Engr H/W

Northrop Grumman

Boulder, CO, USA Remote / WFH

Jun 15

Requisition ID: R10045430
Category: Engineering
Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
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: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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.

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


As a Sr. Principal Hardware 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 Sr. Principal Hardware Engineer will work the Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) S2E2 program.

Essential Functions:

The selected candidate will join a team supporting a critical national defense mission. The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Day to day execution focus and close coordination with S2E2 Execution Team
Cost, schedule, and technical responsibility for S2E2
Cost Account Management (CAM) oversight, Change Request (CR), Baseline Change Request (BCR), Variance Analysis Report (VAR) Approvals, Page and Line, Monthly Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) Review
Ensure technical coordination with Raytheon, Azusa, and Lockheed Martin POCs
Attend program specific meetings to maximum extent, representing the Program Management Office: FRBs, CCBs, ERBs, Risk Boards, NG Monthly EV, Weekly Schedule Review, Weekly customer meetings, Weekly Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings, IPT lead meetings
Ownership and status of program deliverables and giver/receivers for program to/from LM customer

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree and 7 years of related experience, or a PhD and 4 years of related experience. An additional 4 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Experience with HW and RF systems, technical troubleshooting, and problem solving
Experience leading high performing multiple-disciplinary teams to successful outcomes
Recent CAM experience supporting DoD compliant EVMS
Recent Project Engineer (PE) experience supporting program schedule milestones
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

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or RF Engineering or related discipline.
Familiarity with functional analysis, detailed studies, interface definition to translate system requirements into subsystem specifications
Familiarity with integration, installation, test, and documentation of new and/or modified capabilities into complex systems.
Ability to travel between 10 % of the year
Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance or the ability to obtain
Military experience or experience interacting with military customer

Salary 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.

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