Careers at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman in Sunnyvale, California

Jobs and careers in the San Francisco Bay / Silicon Valley

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Defining Possible in Sunnyvale

Throughout Northrop Grumman’s 100+ year history at Sunnyvale, our teams have woven unique engineering and manufacturing capabilities into truly astonishing creations. Our technical skills, developed on steam turbines, wind tunnels, and electric and mechanical propulsion, led to Northrop Grumman's current leadership role in submarine propulsion, power generation, and acoustics.

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The Sunnyvale campus hosts 17 employee social clubs, including groups with gaming meetups, race track days, skiing and snowboarding trips.

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Make what's next.

Global Supply Chain

Equip the team.

Manufacturing and Production

Be on the front line of innovation.

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Flagship Programs

  • Submarine propulsion, power generation, and payload integration
  • Nuclear aircraft carrier propulsion reduction gears and power generation
  • Electric/hybrid ship propulsion and power generation development

Life in Sunnyvale, California

Sunnyvale is the seventh most populous city in the San Francisco Bay area and one of the major cities comprising Silicon Valley. The city is 48 miles from San Francisco, where employees can use their flexible work options to enjoy a Golden State Warriors game, restaurant hop in the Mission district, or cruise around the Bay. Sunnyvale is connected to San Francisco and the larger Silicon Valley area by the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART), which makes for easy exploration of all the area has to offer. 

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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