NG Fellow – Future Concepts Mission Engineering

Requisition ID: R10012059

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 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.

As an NG Fellow in Advanced Weapons, you will serve as the primary sector domain expert for this significant business/technical area.  You will conduct complex scientific or technical analyses that require the synthesis of diverse disciplines and alternatives; solutions may be developed under conditions of uncertainty or where little precedent exists. 

As the primary domain expert for this technical area, 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.   

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Northridge, CA is currently seeking to fill a Northrop Grumman Fellow (Mission Concepts Engineering) position to support the Advanced Programs Operating Unit.  As a recognized leader in their technical domain, the qualified candidate will join Engineering, Program, Business Development and Strategy leadership in architecting, developing and advancing Future Concepts through Mission Engineering. 

The selected candidate can work in our Northridge, CA location, or remotely, as long as they have access to a classified Northrop Grumman work location as required. The selected candidate will also need to be able to travel to Northridge, CA as required. Relocation assistance will only be provided for candidates able and willing to work in Northridge, CA.

In this role, you will:

  • Serve as the primary domain expert for Mission Engineering, identifying and quantifying mission capability gaps, focusing attention on technological solutions to meet future mission needs, inform requirements, and support capability portfolio management

  • Develop information which extends knowledge in Mission Engineering covering enhanced capabilities, technologies, system interdependencies, and architectures

  • Conduct very complex analyses that require deliberate planning, analyzing, organizing, and integration of current and emerging operational and system capabilities to achieve desired mission effects

  • Guide the development and prototyping of analytical experiments, in a System of Systems context, to achieve reference missions that close identified mission capability gaps

  • Conceptualize future systems and recommend technological application programs to accomplish new mission capabilities

  • Serve as a thought leader for the organization within the customer community and within industry groups.

  • Interface with Business Development, Strategic Planning and Advanced Concepts teams to synthesize future capabilities and participate in shaping of strategic roadmaps that support long range strategic plan

  • Provide key insights and inputs in the development of proposals for technology and product development

  • Chief technical communicator to design concept weapon system stakeholders. This includes DoD customers (technologists to General Officers/SESs) and NGC leadership,


  • Minimum of 20 years professional experience, with a BS; 18 with MS; 15 with PhD

  • 15+ years of experience in weapon system development and applied technology development

  • Background in Operational Analysis and mission-focused analyses and studies

  • Experience in Digital Engineering and Digital Acquisition best practices

  • Current/Active Secret clearance, or higher. Clearable to TS

  • Special Background Investigation within the last 5 years

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel to Northridge, CA as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recently published or presented technical papers within technical domain of expertise

  • Network of outside technical contacts within industry, professional societies or academia

  • Ability and willingness to work full-time from our Northridge, CA facility.

Salary Range: $177,900 USD - $287,800 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

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 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.