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Senior Principal Systems Engineer

San Diego, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    7-10 years
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Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to be responsible for Human Systems Integration (HSI) and Human Factors Engineering (HFE) activities. 

Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Roles and responsibilities include:

•Prepare and Brief customer events

•Develop Graphical User Interface (GUI) Designs

•Lead Design Reviews

•Lead the Design Approval process across SEIT-SW-HSI, PO, Operators

•Perform Operator Impact Analysis 

•Perform Task Analysis

•Perform MIL-STD-1472 Analysis 

•Develop Design Decision Documents (DDDs)

•Develop User Interface Design Documents (UIDDs)

•Managing, Planning, and re-Planning

•Develop Cost estimates


Basic Qualifications: 

•Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM and 9 years of related experience; or 7 years of related experience with a Masters in STEM; or 4 Years of related experience with PhD in STEM

•Direct experience in Human Factors Engineering/ Human Systems Integration

•Direct experience with deriving hardware and software requirements, design, development and support of system integration activities

• Active Top Secret clearance and the ability to obtain restricted program access

Preferred Qualifications: 

•Knowledge and experience with tactical data link (TDL) MIL standards and requirements

•Systems Engineering 'V' model knowledge

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