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Principal/Sr Principal Air Vehicle Digital Transformation Engineer

Requisition ID: R10061486

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Principal Air Vehicle Digital Transformation Engineer or Sr. Principal Air Vehicle Digital Transformation Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Vehicle Engineering department. This position is located in Melbourne, Florida and may require on-site support at product manufacturing and integration sites.


Job Summary:

The Digital Transformation Engineer leverages prior engineering design/analysis experience, Model-based Analysis (MBA), Model-based Design (MBD) and  Model-based Manufacturing (MBM) to implement Digital Transformation/Model Based Engineering (DT/MBE) principles within the Air Vehicle team to drive the transformation culture of how we integrate digital technologies to enable efficient information sharing to conceptualize, design, build and sustain solutions with speed and agility on Advanced Programs. 

In this role, you will work with the DT/MBE Manager and the Air Vehicle team to better utilize digital toolkits, develop agile strategies and model based applications.  He/she also coordinates with Engineering Tools development team and the Systems Engineering team to develop the overall strategy and implementation of the digital transformation initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface with program leadership across Advanced Programs initiatives

  • Drive culture change to establish the capabilities of a digital enterprise in support of vehicle design from concept development to vehicle build and certification

  • Support sector digital transformation initiatives

  • Work with IPT leads and tool development managers to evolve a level of tool training and process knowledge

  • Mentor and lead less experienced staff in developing and implementing vehicle digital engineering solutions in an Agile environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Air Vehicle Digital Transformation Engineer requires a minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 5 years of related experience to include a background in design, analysis and/or engineering tools development discipline OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of related experience to include a background in design, analysis and/or engineering tools development

  • Sr. Principal Air Vehicle Digital Transformation Engineer requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 9 years of related experience to include a background in design, analysis and/or engineering tools development discipline OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of related experience to include a background in design, analysis and/or engineering tools development

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Experience working in an aerospace design environment with an emphasis placed in the following disciplines: Structural Design/Analysis, Subsystems Design/Analysis, Electrical/Mechanical Routing, or Mechanism Design/Analysis

  • Proficient in TeamCenter/NX and/or NX Nastran/FEMAP and classic hand calculation stress analysis with recent experience in a SAP environment

  • Understanding of the Build to Package development and release processes

  • Knowledge of Model-based engineering methods, specifications and processes as they relate to engineering model based definition

  • Communicates effectively and clearly presents technical approaches and recommendations

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.


Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.