Director 1, Space Architecture/Resiliency Analysis - Top Secret & SCI required (Redondo Beach, CA)-19011898

Location: Redondo Beach
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: SCI
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space that impact peoples 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 efforts 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 commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented individual for a Director, Space Architecture/Resiliency to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Director of Advanced Space Architectures & Resiliency Analysis (ASA&R) will report to the Director of Systems Analysis & Simulation (SA&S), and will be responsible for directing all aspects of the ASA&R organization, including staffing, planning, coordinating, and directing applied resources. Candidate will lead a diverse, multi-discipline team of technical experts and mission analysts focused on developing and executing an integrated modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A) framework to evaluate the effectiveness of emerging space architectures and their ability to withstand attack from adversary forces.  Analytical results will be used to inform Company strategy, shape future program pursuits and assist in developing discriminating concepts to win new business.



  • Cost, schedule and technical performance of all ASA&R model and simulation development efforts, as well as analytical support to strategic studies, Contract Research and Development (CRAD) efforts, new business pursuits, and major programs as required.
  • Develops Statements of Work (SOW), establishes cost estimates and analysis milestones, monitors adherence to analysis plans and schedules, identifies execution risks and opportunities, and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources, changing technical approaches, and/or tailoring requirements.
  • Responsible for technical direction and guidance to the work of employees assigned to ASA&R from supporting engineering, technical and administrative areas.

The ASA&R Director will enable full-spectrum analysis in support of key business functions, including end-user needs assessment, capability gap analysis, analysis of alternatives, concept refinement, integrated system design analysis, competitive assessment and capture, and program advocacy campaigns.

  • Establishes analytical approaches and design-of-experiment constructs to test, evaluate and assess emerging space architectures, system design concepts, evolving Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), new technology development, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.
  • Acts as a primary customer interface for communicating adversary threat impact to mission operations, measures of effectiveness, concepts of operation, and leading program reviews on operational effectiveness with customers.
  • Develops relationships with customers, interfaces with key stakeholders, and develops new business or expands analytical credibility with the customer.


Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelors degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • 10 years combined experience designing, modeling, analyzing, and/or developing advanced space systems, related mission payloads, communications, and/or command & control architectures
  • 5 years working knowledge and experience working Space Resiliency design approaches, enabling technologies, advanced materials, and/or on-orbit operations to enhance space mission resiliency
  • 3 years experience interfacing with Program Managers, Chief Engineers, and/or senior U.S. Government officials on complex spacecraft, mission payloads, and/or communications systems
  • Team leadership experience with the ability to cultivate, lead, develop and grow a diverse, multi-discipline team of technical experts to model, analyze and develop physics-based space mission simulations
  • Active Top-Secret and SCI security clearance
  • Must have an in scope/current SSBI investigation
  • Must be able to obtain access to Special Access Programs (SAP)
  • Must be willing to submit to a recurring Counter Intelligence polygraph examination
  • Must be willing to travel as required to meet customer requirements

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Bachelors degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or Applied Physics
  • Masters Degree in one of the following: Aerospace Engineering, Operations Research, or Systems Engineering
  • Strong working knowledge of, or significant experience with, Northrop Grummans space resiliency customers, stakeholders and/or related organizations is highly desired
  • Strong working knowledge of space mission modeling, mission engineering, and/or mission performance analysis tools, including but not necessarily limited to:  Satellite Tool Kit (STK), THORN, AFSIM, STEM, MATLAB/Simulink, Python highly desired
  • Mission-1 experience desired, but not required
  • Mission-2 experience desired, but not required

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: 19011898

  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.
SCI Required