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Principal Systems Engineer - Redondo Beach (SSBI required)

Northrop Grumman | Redondo Beach CA 90278 USA | Full Time | Posted: 06/21/2019

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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 Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.


Candidate is expected to have an understanding of technical principles, theories, subsystem design, and knowledge of general satellite design. Ability to perform various reliability related tasks including: providing reliability support to the design team through the performance of design tradeoffs, reliability failure rate/MTBF predictions, de-rating analysis, allocation of reliability requirements, performing failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) and identify fault modes and responses, identify critical items and document controls, and support to design reviews.
Candidate has a familiarity with functional block diagrams, reliability block diagrams, and ability to interpret schematics. Candidate must show an understanding of how a unit functions independently as well as interact with other units.
Candidate must be able to develop technical solutions to potential reliability and availability problems. Applicant must be able to adapt probability and statistical tools to solve problems involving non-standard configurations and definitions of system success; knowledge of industry tools used to conduct Reliability analysis.

Individual must have the ability to prepare and present briefings to senior leadership and external customers, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have experience with modeling and simulations, and software analysis tools used in Reliability analysis. Must be proficient with Microsoft tools

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • 5years of experience in engineering, reliability, probability/statistics or electrical engineering
  • SSBI required
  • Must have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Tool suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain SCI
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in technical field (Electrical, Reliability, or Mathematical Discipline)
  • Understanding of technical principles, theories, subsystem design, and knowledge of general satellite design
  • Combining hands-on Reliability Analysis and modeling skills for aircraft, satellite, directed energy hardware and system
  • Ability to perform various reliability engineering related tasks, such as reliability failure rate/MTBF predictions and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for identifying fault modes and responses
  • Familiar with functional block diagrams, reliability block diagrams, and ability to interpret drawings and schematics
  • PM&P and Electronics Design experience or exposure


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Location Redondo Beach, CA, 90278, United States
Categories Engineering

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