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Northrop Grumman in Huntsville, Alabama

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Defining Possible in the Rocket City

Huntsville is an active, high-tech city with a rich history in U.S. space, missile defense and national defense programs. Engineers, scientists, researchers, program managers and others are attracted to the “Rocket City” where they work alongside our Army, Missile Defense Agency, NASA and other customers to solve the nation’s greatest challenges.

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Every day in Huntsville, Northrop Grumman employees are designing, testing, managing, manufacturing and delivering technologies that protect and enable our service members around the world. Our modern “vision laboratories” and Agile software development centers contribute to a fast-paced environment fostering mission and personal success. Whether protecting America’s military from air and missile threats, defending our homeland against ballistic missiles, modernizing the ground-based leg of our nation’s nuclear deterrence triad or helping launch America’s next great space exploration programs, you’ll be contributing and collaborating from day one.


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Why Do Northrop Grumman Employees Like Working in Huntsville?

In Huntsville, we work alongside our customers, so it’s not hard to visualize yourself in the mission or get real-time feedback on your projects from the people depending on them. Our employees based in Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the country, are working adjacent to the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal — home to a rapidly growing workforce of 44,000 military, civilians and contractors supporting 78 federal agencies, including the Army, the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the FBI and more. Northrop Grumman employees in Huntsville are transforming the future of important U.S. Air Force programs and, in January 2021, Redstone Arsenal was selected by the Secretary of the Air Force as the preferred location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters.

We’re also great neighbors. Our employees are active in many Northrop Grumman-sponsored volunteer opportunities through our Employee Resource Groups and in the community, supporting K-12 STEM education, assisting veterans and their families and much more. In 2020, the Northrop Grumman Foundation became a legacy donor of the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering — the nation’s only high school focused on the integration of cyber technology and engineering into all academic disciplines, under construction in Cummings Research Park.

These are just a few reasons Huntsville is regularly named by top publications as a one of the best cities to grow your technology or engineering career, and our employees enjoy being in the center of it all.

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Life in Huntsville, Northern Alabama

Life at Northrop Grumman is not all about the work. Huntsville offers everything from nationally acclaimed brewpubs and food trucks to fine dining, live music venues including a new outdoor Roman-style amphitheater, museums and unique art spaces, local coffee shops, pet-friendly parks and walking trails, a classic symphony and the best botanical garden in the south. In short, there’s no lack of things to do.

Fans of American space history may already know about Huntsville, where America’s space pioneers drew their vision for the NASA Apollo program. The team of space visionaries designed, developed and tested the mighty Saturn V rocket that took humankind to the moon. There’s a full-size Saturn V among the many historical artifacts and activities at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, which is also home to the U.S. Space Camp.

Huntsville is nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and, in the fall, the region lights up with spectacular colors. The area is moments away from renowned golf courses, world-class bass fishing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking trails atop Monte Sano and other outdoor activities. If you want to roam, take a two-hour drive to Nashville through hilly Southern Tennessee, or a four-hour drive to Atlanta, Georgia, or Memphis, Tennessee – or visit Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, only a six-hour drive away!

Wherever you are in your life or your career, the Rocket City is an inspiring place to launch your next mission.

Why Join Northrop Grumman?

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 100,000 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.

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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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