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NG Fellow 1

Requisition ID: R10079126

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, 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, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Fellows are recognized experts in their fields who solve the hardest technical problems while ensuring we retain the hard-won insights needed to perform complex tasks successfully.  These leaders define possible in our most important technical capability areas, identifying and cultivating essential people, processes, and tools.  They are deployed against critical programs and captures aligned with our sector’s top business priorities, advancing our products and solutions to meet customers’ missions every day. 

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is currently seeking to fill a Northrop Grumman Fellow position to join our Combat Systems & Mission Readiness (CSMR) division. At this time we are looking for two NG Fellows, one to serve as an expert in integrated air and missile defense command and control systems and another to serve synchronized joint force mission planning and common operating picture.

  • As an NG Fellow serving as the primary sector domain expert in integrated air and missile defense command and control systems business/technical area.  These systems transform vast amounts of data from distributed sensors and weapons systems into actionable information to construct and deliver a single integrated air picture with high accuracy and broad surveillance and protection areas.
  • As an NG Fellow serving as the primary sector domain expert in synchronized joint force mission planning and common operating picture. In this role, you will innovate for competitive advantage while developing solutions to enable advanced solutions to meet challenges facing commanders leading joint forces at speed to sense and act in a collaborative fashion to achieve predefined mission and commander’s intent. CSMR solutions are being develop and fielded to meet the needs of US military and our nation’s allies.

As the recognized leader in this technical domain, you will join Engineering, Program and Business Development leaders in architecting, developing, maturing, and integrating solutions employing breakthrough technology innovations for new development/production opportunities to achieve the division growth goals. You will set and drive strategy for a broad set of technical initiatives and will be empowered to make decisions and be held accountable for results that significantly impact the annual operating plan (AOP) and long-range strategic plan (LRSP) outcomes and other major initiatives. You will also act as a thought leader representing the business within the customer community and within industry groups.   

NG Fellow is expected to provide scientific, technical, intellectual leadership, as well as analytical support contributing to the advancement of set goals, particularly as they apply to digital transformation, process improvements, lean-agile approach, and workforce development and pipeline. NG Fellow also serves as a liaison with internal and external stakeholders.

The selected candidate can work in our Huntsville AL or McLean VA location, or any other Northrop Grumman campus.

The NG Fellow Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Is involved in attracting and capturing new business by participating in proposals, NARs and analyses of alternatives/trade studies requiring the area of technical expertise
  • Works closely with the Business Unit Leaders to assure effectiveness of support and proper adherence to operating standards and processes
  • Designs research and develops highly advanced new applications resulting in new product/business opportunities for the company
  • Is viewed as a technical leader by customers, peers and subordinates
  • Possesses strong knowledge, experience, and technical respect relating to maximizing the value of R&D expenditures and how these support stable growth
  • Advocates for technical differentiation through innovation or synthesis
  • Acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational programs
  • Participates in customer, industry, and/or academic, advisory boards or consortiums
  • Establishes architectures and design patterns to integrate solutions and provides guidance to teams on model-based systems engineering
  • Supports product design, production, safety, and process reviews to ensure standards are followed and best practices are implemented across CSMR
  • Champions company values, including safety, best practices, and continuous improvement
  • Provides personnel technical development through leadership, team building, mentorship, and shared knowledge
  • Conducts very complex scientific or technical analyses on behalf of a sector or significant business/technical area that require the synthesis of diverse disciplines and alternatives; solutions may be developed under conditions of uncertainty or where little precedent exist

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline plus 20 years of combined electrical, computer engineering/science, systems, mechanical, manufacturing or industrial or related engineering experience OR Masters of Science Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus 18 years of combined  engineering experience (as listed above) OR PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline plus 15 years of combined engineering experience (as listed above).
  • At least 15 years of professional experience in the defense and aerospace industries
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in integrated air and missile defense command and control systems
  • Proven leadership experience with architecture development, systems engineering and mission engineering or, operations
  • Demonstrated experience working with customers and executives
  • Position may require domestic travel < 15%
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program and higher-level clearances as required by business needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of Model Based Systems Engineering experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large and diverse group, establish clear expectations, inspire commitment, build teams, value diversity and put people first.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply systems engineering and lean thinking principles and tools in order to improve efficiency and reduce waste
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong business acumen and a clearly demonstrated commitment to open communication and customer satisfaction
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in achieving results through understanding and management of internal processes and customer/supplier relationships
  • Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness
  • Apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts
  • Has a network of outside technical contacts within industry, with outside experts in their discipline, and/or has a technical working relationship with a university
  • Has recently been published or presented technical papers external to the Corporation


Salary Range: $177,900 USD - $266,900 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.