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Staff Vehicle Product Engineer – 3655

Requisition ID: R10059620

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Sector Strategic Deterrent Systems Division is seeking a Staff Vehicle Product Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT or Huntsville, AL and will support the Advanced Programs organization. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

The position reports to the lead of Vehicle Products Organization and interfaces with other Advanced Programs Core Organization Leads. The Advanced Programs Vehicle Product core organization is envisioned to provide designs including layout, mass properties, performance, subsystems (guidance and control, power, cooling, etc.), technology assessment/insertion, payload integration, and interface/integration with other segments/elements of a weapon system (e.g. command and control, support, launch equipment, etc.).

What you’ll get to do:

  • Provide technical contributions to a growing Advanced Programs team of designers and analysts focused on conceptual and preliminary design and technology maturation for obsolescence and capability upgrades to existing deterrent systems such as Minuteman III and Ground Based Strategic Deterrent as well as new advanced concepts for future deterrence needs in the areas of ballistic and cruise missiles, nuclear command, control, and communication, and support systems/subsystems such as cyberdefense, security, decision aides, etc.
  • Contribute to various Advanced Programs projects in vehicle level trade studies, architecture development, and system engineering to produce credible conceptual and preliminary vehicle designs that meet potential customers' performance, cost, schedule, and risk thresholds while informing them of the surrounding design space for capability considerations, especially capability versus life cycle cost versus technical availability date.
  • Contribute to identification, assessment, and tracking of vehicles technology roadmap and associated existing or developing vehicle system capability gaps to feed Advanced Programs technology development and conceptual design process.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business
  • Operate in an advanced design environment and collaborate across the Space Sector Divisions and other Sectors as required to accomplish the team goals
  • Conceptualize and mature new business for growth of the Division
  • Transition innovative solutions, technologies, and advanced concepts for US strategic deterrence interests to programs of record for product development and fielding.

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

The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 14 years of experience; or 12 years with Master’s Degree; or 9 years with PhD
  • Experience with DoD weapon system vehicle conceptual and preliminary design, particularly related to design analysis cycles, cost versus capability trade studies, and multi-design discipline integration
  • Experience with ballistic missile, cruise missile, and/or weapon design to include vehicle, payload, command and control, ground systems, and support systems
  • Experience with digital design and modeling and simulation tools and processes
  • US Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain an active Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with nuclear hardened strategic systems Experience with model based engineering
  • Active Top Secret DoD Security Clearance with a periodic reinvestigation closed within last five years
  • Experience with detailed design and engineering and manufacturing development
  • Experience with performance analysis balancing propulsion, aerodynamics, G&C, mass properties, etc. with speed, range, payload, etc. objectives/requirements

Salary Range: $108,376 USD - $171,120 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.