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Staff Airworthiness Engineer (Airspace Integration Safety)

Requisition ID: R10063140

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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, 25% of the Time

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 in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage, and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Office of Independent Airworthiness located in Melbourne, FL has an immediate opening for a Staff Airworthiness Engineer to support airworthiness and airspace integration policy development located in Melbourne, FL.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the Northrop Grumman Office of Independent Airworthiness efforts to shape policy and standards for emerging technologies, with a focus on safe integration of aircraft into the airspace system.

  • Incorporate safe airspace integration principles in military and international civil policy standards such as unmanned aircraft systems, advanced air mobility, autonomy, integrated digital environment, and cybersecurity.

  • Drive risk reduction for both military and civil aircraft through development of standards that could be used to show compliance (e.g., MIL-HBDK-516 tailored approach, Part 21.17(b) special class)

  • Participates in the establishment of Long-Range planning for future products.  Assists in internal future captures by employing safe airspace integration best practices for each domestic/international pursuit, and for coordination of proposed Airworthiness certification baseline for those pursuits.

  • Ensures the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness requirements into system solutions to meet program objectives (e.g., Flight releases, Type certification, continued airworthiness, and operational or airspace Integration)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline with 14 years' experience; or a Master’s Degree with 9 years' experience; or a PhD with 9 years’ experience

  • A minimum of 9 years’ experience working on manned or unmanned aircraft systems

  • Experienced FAA Air Traffic Controller, Pilot, Airspace Integrator 

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Aerospace

  • Experience communicating Airworthiness and safety policy/regulations to high level stakeholders and at executive level internal meetings

  • Experience with domestic and international standards development organizations

  • Experience in system safety safe airspace integration principles and practices, including those applicable to emerging technologies

  • DoD Airworthiness Experience

  • Industry and Trade Associations Board member: FAA Drone Advisory Committee, AIA UAS Committee, AUVSI, CANSO, ICAO or ISO

  • Civil/Military aircraft development or modification experience

  • Familiarity with MIL-HDBK-516C

  • Familiarity with Military Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, and Airworthiness Bulletins (AWB)

Benefits:

In addition to a full benefits package with 401k match, PTO, etc. we offer flexible work arrangements, incredible learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, within 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.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees.


Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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.