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Senior Principal Reliability Engineer

Requisition ID: R10071406

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

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, but they’re also making history.

As an integral part of our Reliability team in Linthicum, MD, you will define and implement reliability engineering programs to achieve Customer (both internal and external) and program reliability objectives.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design for development, production, and sustainment phases.

  • Support requirement allocations and flow down to lower assembly levels.

  • Develop reliability analyses (e.g., reliability predictions and complex system modeling, FMECAs, de-rating, RBD development, Fault Tree).

  • Uphold the reliability technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and statistical concepts and manage the reliability programs.

  • Define and implement reliability FRACAS (failure reporting, analysis, and corrective action system) programs to prioritize opportunities for affordability improvements.  Effort includes chairing Failure Review Boards, completing data mining, identifying trends, prioritizing failure modes, investigating, and ensuring effective corrective action closure.

  • Develop plans and lead reliability growth programs (including reliability growth analysis, scoring conference support, etc.).

  • Support subcontractor evaluation, selection, and coordinate activities with respect to reliability needs.

  • Lead and participate in design reviews, reliability analysis and modeling while engaging external customer/internal stakeholders.

  • Support program Engineering Configuration Change Board (CCB) and Corrective Action Board (CAB).

  • Ability to interpret Engineering drawings/schematics and collaborate across functional teams (including systems engineers, design engineers, component engineers, mission assurance, manufacturing, test, and program management)

  • Work with reliability prediction beyond Mil-Hdbk-217, e.g., VITA 51.1, PoF, field performance, etc. and Windchill Quality Solutions and Reliasoft reliability analysis tools

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of experience, a Master’s degree with 7 years of experience or a PhD with 4 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields.

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain or maintain active secret DoD clearance

  • Experience with designing technical presentations and communicating them to internal and external stakeholders

  • Working knowledge of Agile, Jira, and Confluence

  • Experience writing final-version deliverable technical documents and reports

  • Ability to travel occasionally CONUS and OCONUS (10% or less)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in engineering, science, software, or business administration

  • Active DoD Secret, Top Secret Clearance with SCI

  • Knowledge of maintainability, testability and logistic support, system safety and human factors design practices and their interrelationship with Reliability

  • Knowledge of design and manufacturing processes

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission 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 

Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/  

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

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Salary Range: $112,300 USD - $168,500 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.