Careers at Northrop Grumman

Life at Northrop Grumman Stories

It is a shared purpose for our team and a promise to our customers. We bring our curiosity and drive to do what’s never been done, whether it is at sea on land in cyber space or in outer space. Everyone has a voice here, and it takes every one of us to make the impossible a reality.

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Read more about our team, their professional accomplishments, personal passions and victories.
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The Case of the Missing Key

When CJ inherited his grandfather’s footlocker, he got a dose of mystery.

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A Riveting History

Grumman War Production hired its first female employee in 1942. 
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Blackboard to Blueprint

Traci said Northrop Grumman's inclusive culture empowered her to share her authentic self.
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50 Years at the Rocket Ranch

Boyd Udy manages Northrop Grumman's Promontory Ranch in Utah.

An older man wearing a blue Vietnam veteran hat and jacket poses with a red-headed woman in a red Honor Flight Network shirt in front of a green and black memorial statue of three Vietnam soldiers.

A Day to Remember

Pat Cary makes it her mission to give veterans a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Data in Bloom

Mark Taylor builds interactive dashboards that blend art and information.

Rosibel Diaz wears a white coat, gloves and hairnet and stands at a table in a blue-lit lab, examining a mirrored panel in her hands.

Through the Looking Glass

Rosibel Diaz grew up loving puzzles, but never imagined that would lead to bonding mirrors on the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb).

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Zooming In

Engineer Kate Nabours and her colleagues uncover mission-critical details that are imperceptible to most people.

 Thomas wears an orange safety uniform and a colorfully graffitied face shield while welding at an industrial workstation

Finding Rainbows in the Fire

As a welder, Thomas has a hard job, literally: he welds iridium, the second-densest material on Earth.

Diego sits at a table with model planes, a Northrop History book and an American flag.

Keeping the Spirit Alive

For Diego Silva Molina, the path to Northrop Grumman was paved by a passion for aerospace and a connection to Jack Northrop.

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Walking the Kokoda Trail

Walking 59.6 miles in the jungle of Papua New Guinea was the challenge of a lifetime for Ben Luke.

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Parallel Pathways

There’s no doubt about the direction Alisa Joseph and Eboni Fotang prefer to take: it’s always forward, together.

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Making a Splash

Visit any marina and you may spot an ornately carved wooden serpent gliding across the water.

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Stepping Up for Military Families

When Jennifer Sugarman isn't supporting communication efforts, she devotes time to her “cool volunteer side gig.”

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In the Footsteps of WWII

Alan Tran’s father handed him a video camera when he was 9 years old, sparking his interest in film and photography.

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Reaching New Heights

Kia Ravanfar has climbed to the summit of Mount Everest and skied back down parts of it. 

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The Maestro

Not everyone working in defense describes their role like that of an orchestra director.

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Curating a Lasting Legacy

Northrop Grumman has a rich history of defining possible.

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My Word: Survival, Strength and Service

Since a young age, I wanted to protect the world.

Melvin Aguirre working on equipment in the manufacturing internship program.

Putting it All Together

A Look at the Impact of Northrop Grumman’s Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

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A Clean Start

Anahi Solis started her journey at Northrop Grumman right out of high school in 2011.

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The Harmony of Engineering

Kevin has always found time for the two greatest loves of his life: music and engineering.

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Connecting to Community

I arrived at Northrop Grumman’s Huntsville, Alabama, site as a Southern California transplant.

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Serving the Mission

At Northrop Grumman, we don't just respect the members of our nation's military community; we rely on them.

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Connection at the Racetrack

Connections between careers and cars brought them together at the racetrack.

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Webb's Backbone

Program Manager Bob Hellekson has been with Webb’s composite structures program since the beginning.

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300 Miles and Counting

Nervous energy charged the air as runners from all walks of life milled about waiting for the start of The Speed Project 2023.

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Designing for a Difference

Mei-Li Hey considers her work at Northrop Grumman just one part of her identity.

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Into the Unknown

Two months after the invasion of Ukraine — Leyla and her husband, arrived in Pzemysl, Poland.

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10 Tricks Up His Sleeve

Allan loves pushing the boundaries of possible.
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Finding La Familia

"Connecting with my heritage also helped me discover my passion for STEM outreach."

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Swimming with the Sharks

Vernon and Adrienne are responsible for testing an electronic countermeasures system on B-1B bomber planes.

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Nothing is Routine in Aviation Maintenance

For Pedro, no two days have ever been the same. 
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A Change of Scenery

Northrop Grumman employees reflect on their relocation experiences.

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Changing Hearts

At 27 years old, Software Analyst Kathy’s life changed forever.
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Smoke and Fire

For Energetics Engineer Heather — test day — is more exciting than most.

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Launch Traditions, Superstitions and Lore

Launch team members share traditions, superstitions and lore that powered them through liftoff, re-entry and everything in-between.

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200 Feet Underground

Pete was roughly 200 feet underground when planes hit the Twin Towers in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.

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The Mountain

“It’s a blessing to me to know that I am useful, every day.”

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Advocating with Agility

I’m proud to be supporting technologies that will empower my colleagues to advocate for themselves.
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At the Helm of Aqua

Aqua and Aura are designed from the same spacecraft bus — both built by Northrop Grumman.
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Home Team Advantage

I want to do things that I think are both hard and fun and, often, there’s a lot of overlap between those two groups.