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Orbital ATK | Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Job ID: ATP20171301-37943

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission - whether it's a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world's leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation's largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Principal Systems Engineer to provide leadership to our Armament Systems Division team in our Plymouth, MN offices.


• Executes and leads the Systems Engineering process through Integrated Product Development Teams comprised of Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Logistics, Reliability, Human Factors and Safety.
• Derives and defines system level requirements, performs Voice of the Customer requirements analysis, and requirements management for programs.
• Perform analyses at all levels of total system life cycle to include voice of the customer, concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, support and disposal
• Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
• Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk management, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
• Develops system architecture and interface control documentation.
• Maintains 100% compliance to processes and procedures.
• Drives technical excellence by contributing to the systems engineering process and continuous improvement activities.
• Fosters a culture of risk analysis, problem identification, and problem resolution to ensure early identification of technical and project risks/issues. Develops and recommends corrective actions.
• Mentor, provide leadership, and provide technical expertise to peers and program personnel in the Systems Engineering discipline.
• Communicate effectively with government and Orbital ATK customers in presentations, informal communications, written reports and proposals.


Requires a BS or MS degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Systems Engineering and 7 years of professional SE experience The position requires experience in applying Systems Engineering practices to all phases of product development, production and fielding:

• Experience in the application of the Systems Engineering process, its applications, and methodologies.
• Experience in Voice of the Customer techniques, Requirements Development and Management, Architecture Definition, Verification and Validation planning and assessment, structured Decision-Management and Project Engineering
• Experience as a system engineer in programs that encompass system architecture, requirements analysis, design, production, integration, test and transition into production.
• Experience in developing Concepts of Operation, System engineering Management Plans, Interface Control Documents and other system engineering work products
• Experience with a requirements development and management tool required.
• Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.
• INCOSE CSEP or ESEP certification preferred.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

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Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors across air, sea and land-based systems. We are the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition and medium-caliber gun systems. Orbital ATK Defense Systems also develops advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors, fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion/controls.

About Orbital ATK

As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structures; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.

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