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Staff Engineer Systems (Program Deputy Chief Engineer) **CURRENT/ACTIVE CLEARANCE REQUIRED**

Requisition ID: R10057657

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, 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: 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 Defense Systems in Northridge, CA is currently seeking a Staff Systems Engineer w/ a current/active clearance to support our Advanced Programs group.

In this role, the selected candidate will be the Program Deputy Chief Engineer. In this role as a Staff Engineer / Deputy Chief Engineer, the selected candidate will join a staff of Chief Engineers that support program execution of ongoing development activities, and new business capture.

In this position you will:
• Support the Chief Engineer of a large weapon development program in the technical oversight of the program and the allocation and coordination of engineering resources over an IPT structure.
• You will lead the development and execution of technical reviews.
• You will partner with IPT leads to achieve efficient, effective, and innovative Engineering solutions, including subsystem and supporting technology development, achieving program success and looking for opportunities to leverage common design and products enabling rapid development and affordable solutions.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Provide technical project management and leadership a cross functional team engineers developing advanced systems designs and concepts.
• Interfacing with IPT leads to ensure program technical requirements and schedule are met
• Introduce and develop new technologies for concepts and designs of advanced systems
• Develop architectures and concepts for autonomous systems and subsystems including flight sensors, flight computers, communications, propulsion, payloads and air vehicles
• Interfacing with the design and implementation engineers and architects to ensure that robust and compliant designs are developed

Basic Qualifications:
• Current active Secret clearance or higher.
• Secret Clearance Periodic Re-investigation within the last 5 years
• BS in Engineering (or related) discipline
• 14+ years’ experience in systems and product development
• Demonstrated technical leadership skills
• Well-versed, skilled and disciplined in system engineering processes.
• Background in aerospace systems; basic understanding of aircraft systems, missile systems, avionics, software systems, and their design drivers

Preferred Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of Low Observable technologies
• Familiarity with operational and system survivability analyses and methodologies disability, or any other protected class.


Salary Range: $155,584 USD - $233,376 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.