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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Engineer Systems Architect in San Diego, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Sr Principal Engineer Systems Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

The candidate in this role 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.

Successful candidate will be responsible for Fluids subsystems development, design, analysis, system verification, and flight test support of advanced unmanned air vehicle systems. Scope relates mostly to Fuel subsystems, but may also include ECS and Hydro subsystems.

  • Primary responsibilities include design/modification changes, change requests, subsystem analysis, data analysis, NX and/or CATIA design, TeamCenter documentation release and other responsible engineer tasking including working with outside Suppliers, Production or Operating Bases, and customers.

  • Support a team of fluids engineers within an Integrated Product Team.

  • Work with data acquisition software, download, and data post-processing.

  • Work fluid subsystem components, system and aircraft level development, qualification, acceptance or flight testing.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 Years of engineering experience with Bachelors in STEM; or 7 Years with Masters; or 4 Years with PhD.

  • Active interim DoD Secret Security Clearance or higher

  • Extensive direct experience in fuel system architecture and analysis, and fluid principles

  • Experience with aircraft ground and flight testing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous direct experience with aircraft fuel, hydraulic, and/or environmental control systems

  • Work experience using IADS, Thermal Desktop, Flowmaster, Amesim, Simhydaulics, SINDA/Fluint, and/or CFD

  • Work experience using CATIA and Teamcenter

  • Flight test experience; CRM (Crew Resource Management) trained and certified

  • Ability to read engineering drawings and system schematics

  • Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Excellent communication skills and proficient in presenting technical data to a diverse audience

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.

Job Category : Engineering