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Principal /Sr Principal Configuration Analyst- Top Secret/SCI Clearance (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10064621

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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 Configuration Analyst supports Configuration Management (CM) activities of the Satellite System Division’s Civil/ Commercial Satellite, and National Security System business units. The Configuration Analyst performs several essential functions of the CM department.

Job Duties:

  • Analyzes and enters hardware part information into the material management system (Costpoint)
  • Controls and releases drawings and documentation using a Product Data Management (PDM) system (Windchill)
  • Responsible for analyzing drawing change requests, understanding the impact to the baseline configuration and next higher assemblies
  • Works closely with CM staff, engineering, flight assurance, and program office personnel to ensure that all CM processes are adhered to when carrying out the above job duties
  • Other CM activities as directed by configuration management staff

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Broad understanding of hardware Configuration Management Systems in an aerospace and defense environment
  • Knowledge of drawing types and engineering drawing practices
  • Strong skills in database use and data entry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture

This position can be filled as a Principal (level 3) or a Sr Principal (level 4) depending on experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 6 years (level 3) or a minimum of 10 years (level 4) of hardware Configuration Management experience in an aerospace and/or defense environment
  • Active or current Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI clearance with SAP
  • Experience with the following concepts: Configuration Identification, Configuration Change Management, and Configuration Status Accounting
  • Experience with PDM systems
  • Experience with material management systems, Costpoint a plus
  • Literacy in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance with SAP
  • Applying Configuration Management requirements and concepts related to change effectivity a plus
  • Experience using Windchill PDM system a plus - CM experience in a manufacturing environment


Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $103,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $89,800 USD - $129,600 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.