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Sr Principal Reentry System Field Engineer – 6836

Requisition ID: R10068622

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. 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.

Conducts installation, preparation, and check out of ICBM or SLBM reentry vehicles and payload reentry systems.

The successful candidate will support Flight and Ground Test system level testing as a Configuration Analyst for payload reentry systems.  Responsibilities will include:
• Providing the documentation, technical implementation, and configuration for payload reentry systems as part of a missile launch support system
• Performing reentry vehicle build up, general maintenance, test and checkout
• Supporting mass properties testing of reentry vehicles
• Performing integration of reentry vehicles as part of a payload reentry system and preparing for flight test
• Participating in technical exchange meetings, interfacing with customers (internal/external) and contributing to a broad range of program deliverables.
• The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
• 401k
• Educational Assistance
• Life Insurance
• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions 
• Paid Time Off 
• Health & Wellness Resources 
• Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. 
- Occasional non-standard hours work will be required during test preparation and execution activities.

Basic Qualifications: 
- Bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant experience; or 8 years experience with an Associates degree in field related to Reentry Vehicle maintenance, nuclear weapons maintenance or related similar field.
- Must be have a DoD Secret level security clearance adjudicated in the last 5 years prior to commencement of employment 
- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
- Works well in a team environment
- Proficiency in MS Office

- Typical Minimum Education or Experience: 10 Years with Bachelors; 8 Years with Masters
- Bachelors degree waived with Associates degree in related field with 8 years ICBM or SLBM Reentry Vehicle maintenance

Preferred Qualifications: 
- Experience leading maintenance teams in build-up, preparation, test
- Experience in ICBM or SLBM flight test
- Test report writing and documentation experience
- A current DoD Top Secret or DoE Q security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 5 years


Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.