Careers at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman in Arizona

Our state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing and office facilities — including our brand-new Chandler facilities, home to Northrop Grumman’s Launch and Missile Defense Systems, and our world-class Gilbert site, that recently expanded in 2021 with a new satellite manufacturing facility — offer modern work environments with unique amenities.

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Defining Possible in Arizona

Join thousands of talented engineers, business leaders, program managers and functional staff support launch vehicles and high-reliability space and defense products and services. You can play a role in everything from design, development, manufacturing and testing to launch and on-orbit operations. Whether you’re working on products that protect and defend our nation or providing a lift to orbit for research satellites, cargo and payloads, you’ll be making a difference.

Explore Career Opportunities in Arizona

Situated in the innovation and technology hub of the Southwest, Northrop Grumman Arizona employees are pushing the boundaries of space exploration, launch systems and missile defense. Located in the shadow of the Superstition and San Tan mountains, while still just 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix and 90 minutes from ponderosa pine forests, both the city and the great outdoors are at your fingertips.

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Five Unique Locations

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Chandler, AZ

Just southeast of Phoenix, our Chandler campus features engineering, office and state-of the-art manufacturing space. Enjoy Arizona’s beautiful weather at one of the campus’ outdoor lounges, covered picnic areas or at the meditation garden.  For those who love sports, the campus offers a life-size chess board, bocce ball, corn hole, basketball court and shuffle boards. Inside the office, a restaurant-style cafeteria, large fitness center and credit union offer employees additional conveniences.


Fort Huachuca, AZ

Fort Huachuca is an Army installation located in southeast Arizona.

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Gilbert, AZ

Our Satellite Manufacturing Facility (SMF) in Gilbert, Arizona is one of the largest in the United States, and among the most modern in the world. The facility can accommodate manufacturing, assembly and testing activities for low-Earth orbit and geosynchronous-orbit satellites and planetary spacecraft for commercial and government Earth imaging, space science, communications and national defense missions.

In 2021, this facility is being expanded to include state-of-the-art workspaces and common areas.

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Mesa, AZ

Our Mesa facility is home to the Bushmaster® line of Chain Guns®, a premier line of medium caliber gun systems that support of our customers’ and warfighters’ missions. Recently expanded, facility includes production and test range areas.

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Sierra Vista, AZ

Situated at a cool 4,600 feet and just a little over an hour from Arizona’s treasured Saguaro National Park, our Sierra Vista facility is designed for teamwork and innovation. Our facility located near Fort Huachuca provides endless opportunities for collaboration, creativity and cutting edge technology. Our employees are defining possible through designing, maintaining and innovating the future of autonomous systems and engineering.

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Flagship Programs

  • Small- and medium-class launch vehicles, including Antares, Minotaur, and Pegasus rockets
  • Civil, commercial and national security satellites
  • Earth and space science satellites
  • Strike weapons
  • High volume production satellite constellations and systems
  • Ground Based Strategic Deterrent
  • Missile defense

Why Arizona?

Our Arizona employees are driven by the passion to explore space and support our national security, and working at our Arizona sites puts you on the cutting edge of missile, launch and space technology. Access to local universities continues to drive the engine of learning and growth, while Northrop Grumman provides best-in-class leadership, career development, wellness support and employee engagement. Northrop Grumman employees are actively engaged in our local communities, from ardent volunteerism to STEM programs to sitting on local Chamber of Commerce Boards — where will you leave your mark?

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Living in Arizona

A rapidly growing oasis in the desert, the Valley of the Sun offers endless opportunities to create your own lifestyle.  Known as the gateway to the Grand Canyon, it’s no surprise that nature is at every turn — whether exploring a mountain trail, off-roading, rock climbing or visiting a favorite attraction like the Desert Botanical Garden or the Phoenix Zoo. Entertainment hot spots and unique dining experiences are a short ride away and the valley offers many safe, family-oriented communities.

Why Join Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman employees are Defining Possible every day through science, technology and engineering. With careers in all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – we are working as one to defend and define the future.

Work/Life Balance

Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off. Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 10 company for work/life balance in 2018.

Who We Are

Ranked on DiversityInc's annual list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity since 2010, we recruit top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds to ensure our teams are skilled, focused and innovative.


We have employees in all 50 states in the US and 21 countries worldwide.

Extensive Benefits

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.

In the Community

From the environment to STEM education to philanthropy, we're committed to the community. We encourage and enable our employees to volunteer in meaningful activities with lasting impact.


Our employees’ commitment to quality combined with our leadership’s commitment to workplace environment and diversity has resulted in many significant accolades.

Life at Northrop Grumman

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, they're making history. The unique work environment at Northrop Grumman includes these important elements: creativity, collaboration, agility, and busting through silos and barriers. We operate across domains, disciplines, and national boundaries. Our teams rapidly deliver capabilities to our warfighters to defend our nation and our allies.

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Life at Northrop Grumman: Recent Stories

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