System Safety Engineer 4

Requisition ID: R10015191

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

The Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SEIT) Department at Northrop Grumman Oceanic located in Annapolis, MD is seeking a system safety engineer. The successful candidate will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team to deliver complex mechanical, electrical, and/or optical systems for use in the subsea / maritime environment.  System Safety is a critical and mandatory discipline at that influences all phases of the product life cycle. 

In this position you will perform functions such as the following:

  • Develop and implement a Product Safety Plan
  • Develop and implement a Certification Program Plan
  • Conduct hazard analyses, identify mitigations, and Critical Safety Items/Processes (CSIs/CSPs)
  • Perform system safety audits
  • Develop requirements, make design recommendations, review designs for safe operation and compliance
  • Present to internal and external customers on safety-related topics at program milestones

Our diverse and passionate engineering team encourages collaboration and is committed to personal and technical growth. We are distinguished by our welcoming, dependable workplace culture that supports work-life balance, innovation, and STEM outreach; all of which have made our campus a great place to work for more than 50 years.

Please consider applying no matter your skill level (junior to most senior), especially if you have a TS/SCI with a CI Polygraph.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • At least 2 years of experience; zero years of experience may be acceptable with advanced degrees
  • Experience in the application of System Safety Engineering functions
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills and ability to work within a diverse team
  • A current DoD Top Secret Clearance and willingness to obtain an SSBI/SCI with CI polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A current DOD Top Secret/SSBI/SCI clearance and CI Polygraph
  • Demonstrated experience in any of the following:
    • Application of MIL-STD-882, or other relevant DoD/Aerospace/NASA/FAA/etc. system safety standards.
    • Navy operations and/or technologies for the maritime domain
    • Hazard analyses and safety requirement generation and verification
    • Field experience with operating and maintaining certified systems
    • Scope of Certification (SOC) activities for Deep Submergence Systems defined in NAVSEA SS800-AG-MAN-010/P-9290
    • Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) Program, defined in NAVSEA 0924-062-0010
    • Other similar Certification Programs (e.g. DOD/FAA Airworthiness, NASA, etc.)    

Salary Range: 119800 - 179600

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 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.

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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.