Configuration/Systems Engineer-19015023

Location: Brigham City
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

We are currently seeking a Configuration/Systems Engineer on our NASA Programs Configuration Management Office (CMO) team at our Promontory, Utah offices.

Role Description & Responsibilities:

The Configuration/Systems Engineer is responsible for documenting and improving the methods, tools and processes used to establish and control requirements baselines for multiple NASA Programs.
Configuration/Systems Engineer accordingly completes and/or leads a cross-functional team in completing CM assignments.  The Configuration/Systems Engineer functionally reports to the NASA Programs Office, and represents NASA Programs interests in pursuing program-wide and/or division-wide CM-related initiatives.

 Job Duties:

  •  Prepares and maintains program plans and standard work instructions (SWIs) that define how configuration management will be accomplished on multiple NASA programs
  • Directly and professionally interfaces with NASA customers, DCMA, functional/integrated product teams, other prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in accomplishing CM for NASA programs

  • Drafts or provides input to policies and procedures that govern CM-related processes, collaborating with stakeholders to identify and pursue CM process improvements

  • Represents NASA Programs on committees aimed at integrating or standardizing CM-related initiatives across programs and across divisions.  Proposes and champions changes to driving requirements, where appropriate

  • Leads a team of CM, program and engineering professionals, ensuring CM processes are established and implemented through e.g. work instructions and/or training

  • Ensures data deliverables are submitted in accordance with contract requirements

  • Represents NASA programs in selection, development, implementation and maintenance of digital tools such as Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools, and design/modeling/production software

  • Provides expertise and CM solutions in meeting customers and company objectives

  • Performs troubleshooting and determines solutions for CM-related issues  


Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of experience related to design, manufacture, procurement, inspection, test and/or project management of technical products

  • Ability to travel:  Travel expectation is approx. 10% 15%


Experience Preferred:

  • CM experience during all phases of a program is preferred

  • CM experience in the aerospace, or a similarly complex/critical, industry is strongly preferred

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of configuration management principles and practices
  • Computer skills, especially use of Microsoft Office suite and ADOBE Pro

  • Familiarity with digital tools, especially PLM and ERP systems

  • Broad understanding of aerospace products and science/engineering practices

  • Ability to lead diverse teams

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Good time management and organizational skills

  • Detail oriented, but able to understand the big picture



  • BS degree in Science or Engineering or a related technical field is required

  • CMII basic (or similar) certification is preferred

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 ID: 19015023

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required