Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on Earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. This Systems Engineer role is located in Dulles, VA, supporting our National Security Space Systems programs that include technical roles at the mission, segment, and component levels. They span the entire program life cycle from early concept studies, design development, system integration/test, launch and early operations, mission operations/sustainment, and system disposal. Programs range from small feasibility studies to medium-sized on-orbit technology demonstrations and large-scale national systems. Staff Systems Engineering responsibilities include: • Preparing design reviews, writing statements of work for suppliers, defining and managing hardware and software interfaces, and requirements verification. • The role will include customer interface, as well as regular interactions with internal engineering associates and program management. • The role may require assisting in new business activities such as conceptual design and analysis for proposals and funded studies, and may include authoring sections for both. • The role requires test plan writing, execution and reporting as a test director or test conductor. • The role includes responsibilities for system definition through functional and timeline analyses. • Staff Systems Engineers are capable of owning a task and seeing it through to completion with minimal oversight required. • Staff Systems Engineers are expected to be able to serve as mentors to more junior engineers. #novaspace Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: * Current active Top Secret security clearance required * 14 years of experience with BS, 12 years with MS, 9 years with PhD * Experience with system analysis, design, and development * Demonstrated system development tasks such as trade studies, mass and power budgeting, systems architecting, requirements derivation and verification * Team building and leadership Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with a space development program * Experience presenting to customers * Experience working with a cross-discipline team * Desired experience includes one or more of the following: mission system requirements, verification/validation planning, mission planning/execution, mission analysis, modeling/simulation, system trade studies, and expertise with various engineering tools such as MATLAB, STK, and similar tools. 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.