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Engineer Systems – Advanced Composites

Requisition ID: R10030489

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Clearfield, UT.

Our team advances the Aerospace Structures Business Unit through the application of multidisciplinary engineering approaches and problem solving capabilities.  We pride ourselves on technical excellence and our ability to drive positive change.

You will join a diverse team of talented multidisciplinary engineers that maximize the performance of advanced composite structures and assemblies


  • Perform technical planning, verification, and validation of requirements
  • Perform analysis at all levels of total system product to include concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into product specifications
  • Apply expertise and knowledge of aircraft systems for development and analysis of complex system requirements and usage scenarios

Systems Engineering means a lot of different things to different people.  For us, it means a focus on learning agility and technical competence. Our systems engineers are fiercely passionate about developing advanced composites and aerospace structures and assemblies to meet the needs of our customers and protect the warfighter.  We interact across disciplines and up and down the org chart to solve problems every day.  If you enjoy problem solving, innovation, and variety in your work, apply today! 

Travel is limited, no more than 10%.  We work a 9/80 schedule which gives you every other Friday off to pursue interests outside of work. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in a STEM field and 2+ years of engineering experience OR Master of Science degree
  • Willingness and ability to learn and be trained in new technical areas
  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 5 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance after start of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline
  • Direct experience with the design, analysis, and manufacturing approaches of advanced composite and metal aerospace structural components and assemblies
  • Experience participating on small to medium sized technical teams employing the Agile development process
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering approaches   
  • Experience with direct interface and collaboration with customer representatives

Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 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

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.

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.