Northrop Grumman Sr Systems Engineer in Independence, Missouri

Sr Systems Engineer

Locations:Independence, MO

Categories: Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID:MC20180608-46886

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Experience and skills:

Requires a minimum of seven years systems design and development experience. This experience must include at least three year in the role of technical project lead for a major technical project (or projects), two or more years working in a rigorous interdisciplinary engineering environment developing products or processes using a systems engineering methodology, and strong engineering design and analysis, modeling and simulation, and practical hands-on experience. Experience should also include experimental design and statistical analysis. A minimum of at least five years’ experience with Systems Engineering tools, such as Teamcenter Unified Architecture, Teamcenter for Systems Engineering, DOORS, Cradle, or equivalent, is required. Working knowledge or experience with MATHCAD, MINITAB, or SYSML, is beneficial as well. Must be skilled in all Microsoft Office products primarily MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

Prefer experience in DoD, DoT, or NASA type systems design and development programs.

This position requires attention to detail, creativity, scientific insight, constant learning and knowledge development within a fast paced dynamic environment. High levels of integrity, trust, and teamwork are essential.

Job Description:

  1. Take an interdisciplinary approach to product design, development and implementation, ensuring that all technical resources are brought to bear in addressing technical issues.

  2. Derive and develop system level requirements, Voice of the Customer requirements analysis and requirements management.

  3. Perform functional analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies.

  4. Perform risk analysis, problem identification, and problem resolution, while utilizing risk management techniques to ensure early identification of technical and project issues.

  5. Develop system architecture, and interface control drawings, oversee system integration and system functional analyses, and plan and oversee verification and validation testing.

  6. Conduct design of experiments to assist in establishing engineering solutions, assist with modeling and simulation, and conduct testing to prove design concepts and scientific principles.

  7. Work with cross-functional team to identify and develop new products and processes, and support project management and marketing with proposal activities to help obtain funding.

  8. Communicate effectively formally and informally with government and Orbital ATK customers in presentations, verbal communications, and written reports.

Additional Information:

  • Systems engineering background, preferably working on complex, system-of-systems programs

  • Requirements development and management

  • Risk analysis and management

  • Manufacturing/process engineering background preferred

  • Bachelors of Science (or higher) from an ABET Accredited Engineering Program

  • Certification by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is highly desirable

  • 10 or more years of experience

  • Demonstrated experience setting up complex systems engineering tools and programs


Requires B.S. in an engineering discipline such as Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial-Systems Engineering or equivalent or a MS degree in Systems Engineering. Prefer MS in Systems Engineering or INCOSE certification in Systems Engineering.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years