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Staff Chief Engineer

Requisition ID: R10023887

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville - AL, 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: 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.

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Huntsville, AL is currently seeking a Chief Engineer to lead the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Command and Control (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) foreign military sales (FMS) capture effort for Poland.    

As the Chief Engineer you will be the definitive technical authority for all aspects of engineering on all program elements (hardware/software/support/test) and leads a multi-disciplined engineering team managing the technical performance of the program meeting cost and schedule requirements including subcontracted elements. In this role, the selected candidate will lead a staff of engineers that execute and support new business capture, systems engineering and architecture development, risk reduction trade analysis, prototype development, and execution of the breadth of engineering disciplines required to plan and execute the development and delivery of battle management and command and control capabilities.  You will provide technical leadership and oversight of the program, allocate and coordinate engineering resources over an IPT structure. You will lead the development and execution of technical reviews. You will partner with IPT leads to achieve efficient, effective, and innovative Engineering solutions that apply new technologies as well as common designs and products that enabling rapid development, prototyping and affordable solutions.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Provide the technical direction for a high visibility program pursuit with targeted capture for 2023

• Manage and lead a cross functional team of high performing engineers developing advanced systems designs and concepts.

• Direct IPT leads to ensure program objectives, technical requirements and schedule are met

• Interfacing with the design and implementation engineers and architects to ensure that robust and compliant designs are developed

• Manage engineering resources, staffing, and budget execution

Basic Qualifications:

  • Current active Secret clearance
  • BS in Engineering (or related) discipline
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in systems and product development
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills, decisiveness, and ability to make sound technical judgements with limited information
  • Ability to perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Integrated Air and Missile Defense systems
  • Sensor and Effector Domain Knowledge as it relates to Battle Management Systems
  • Familiarity with Operational Analysis and CONOPS development
  • IBCS experience
  • International (FMS) experience


Salary Range: 145000 - 195000

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 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) 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 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.


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