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Northrop Grumman in Northern Virginia

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Defining Possible in Northern Virginia

In Northern Virginia, we are tackling the undefined —bringing our pioneering spirit to space exploration or putting our problem-solving to work for national security. Our engineering, manufacturing and office facilities offer modern work environments, as well as career development and employee engagement opportunities.

At our Northern Virginia sites, you can find employees working on everything from intelligence analysis to satellite design to communications. Whatever experiences and expertise you bring to the table, you can be confident that you’ll be contributing from day one.

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Business Management

Operationalize and identify efficiencies.


Make what's next.

Information Technology

Keep us connected and secure.

Program Management

Improve performance.

Northrop Grumman Headquarters - Falls Church, VA

Flagship Programs

  • Full-spectrum cyber and intelligence operations, SIGINT solutions and data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Agile development and DevSecOps
  • Full-service, secure cloud integrator
  • Civil, commercial and national security satellites, including Earth and space science satellites and high volume production satellite systems
  • Human spaceflight programs including contributions to NASA’s next-generation lunar lander and our Habitat and Logistics Outpost that will provide astronauts with a base to work and live in orbit around the moon
  • Satellite servicing, mission extension through the first-of-its-kind Mission Extension Vehicle and the development of next generation on-orbit robotic servicing and repair
  • Functional roles, including business management, operations, human resources, communications, and strategy and business development

Why do Northrop Grumman Employees Like Working in Northern Virginia?

Northern Virginia is home to people from all backgrounds and walks of life — driven by their personal and professional passions, they’ve settled here to make their mark on our country and the world. At Northrop Grumman, our engineers, analysts, functional staff and business leaders are drawn to difficult challenges; and are defining possible for our customers every day while pushing their own professional limits.

Our Northern Virginia employees are passionate about everything from satellites to supply chain. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a variety of technical, strategic and leadership career paths across the company — and, being just minutes from our nation’s Capital, you’ll see the real world impact of your work each day.

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Life in Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia truly has it all — and, with your flexible work schedule and Washington, D.C. just a short Metro ride away, you never have to miss out. History buffs can visit the memorials and museums of the National Mall, explore the cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria or trek through Manassas National Battlefield Park. A lively culinary scene keeps foodies busy — whether venturing into the city for its world-class restaurants or spending the day at one of northern Virginia’s many wineries and breweries— and dozens of performing arts venues offer everything from the National Symphony Orchestra to alternative rock concerts. Of course, there’s always the escape of the great outdoors — the Potomac River offers local hiking and kayaking, or you can hop in the car for a trip to the Shenandoah Valley or Blue Ridge Mountains.

Why Join Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman employees are Defining Possible every day through science, technology and engineering. We are 95,000 people – with careers in all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – 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 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.

Learn more about 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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