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Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
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.Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer (Vehicle Management Systems - Flight Control Actuation Systems) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Melbourne, FL.A Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Engineer focused on the Flight Control Actuation System, designs and develops system architectures, and defines key capabilities and performance requirements. Defines design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications. Develops thorough definition of system external interfaces. Defines system implementation approach and operational concept. Ensures requirements are met and evaluates performance with customer.Key Responsibilities:

  • Flight critical system design for aircraft control.
  • Architecture design with optimized redundancy levels.
  • Trade studies.
  • Specification of hardware elements and technical support to procurement.
  • Vehicle management software specification and oversight.
  • Fault management design.
  • Lab testing of flight hardware & software.
  • On-aircraft testing.
  • Support to vehicle flight testing.
  • Anomaly resolution.
  • VMS Specification development, requirements definition, functional modeling, and VMS testing.
  • Support subsystems to VMS interfaces including managing requirements, design, testing and presenting updates to internal and external customers.This requisition may be filled at either a Systems Engineer or a Principal Engineer levelBasic Qualifications for a Systems Engineer:
    • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 2 years of integration test engineering experience OR a Master's Degree in (STEM)
    • Must have a technical background in the fundamental of actuation loop closure and hardware/software implementation.
    • Must have a technical background in actuation modeling using Matlab/Simulink.
    • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
    • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance. Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer:
      • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 5 years of integration test engineering experience OR a Master's Degree in (STEM) with 3 years of integration test engineering experience OR a PhD Degree in (STEM.)
      • Must have a technical background in the fundamental of actuation loop closure and hardware/software implementation.
      • Must have a technical background in actuation modeling using Matlab/Simulink.
      • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
      • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance. Preferred Qualifications:
        • Current/Active Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).
        • Technical background in electronics hardware and software certification.
        • Experience with supplier contract closeout (i.e. - FCA/PCA).
        • Technical background in hydraulic actuation system certification.
        • Experience with supplier proposal review and supplier selection and coordination and technical and cost management.
        • Technical background in writing the procurement specification for Hydraulic and electrical actuation.
        • Experience managing the integration of the actuation system into the overall vehicle systems. Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Melbourne , Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer , Education / Teaching , Melbourne, Florida

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