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Staff Engineer Guidance IPT Lead *CURRENT/ACTIVE CLEARANCE REQUIRED

Requisition ID: R10068323

  • 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 Advanced Weapons Business Unit has an opening for a Staff Guidance IPT lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in our Northridge, CA. location.

As the Guidance IPT lead you will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the Guidance development, integration, assembly, test, and checkout of advanced guidance solutions, including seekers, navigation sensors, apertures, signal processing and Guidance, Navigation, and Control algorithms for the Stand-in Attack Weapon missile system development. You will be accountable for the technical performance, staffing, and management of cost, schedule, and quality. Strong communication, collaboration, leadership, and team building skills are essential.

Successful candidates are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced, aerospace team environment while possessing technical proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving skills, and ability to interface across the different engineering teams.

This position will require close collaboration with team members of other functional teams as well as working with the program to meet the customer’s needs in a competitive procurement environment.

In this role, the selected candidate will (but not be limited to):

  • Serve as a liaison between the SiAW Guidance IPT and the other program teams to ensure successful design of SiAW missile.
  • Manage the cost and schedule for the SiAW Guidance IPT.
  • Manage the technical risk process for the SiAW Guidance components.
  • Perform evaluations of the SiAW Guidance Subsystems design
  • Support and execute Guidance Peer Design, Reviews, and Customer and Supplier Technical Interchange Meetings
  • Evaluate Guidance component specifications, ICDs, and ATPs
  • Develop Guidance component verification and validation test requirements
  • Support test and evaluation activities across the SiAW development life cycle
  • Support Guidance Integration, Assembly, Test, and Checkout planning and development activities, including Guidance IAT&C requirements development and planning, IAT&C planning coordination with suppliers / component vendors under the Guidance IPT, and facility and special test equipment planning and coordination.
  • Perform the design changes, analysis of the design, and documentation and modeling of the design
  • Perform design verification and acceptance test verification
  • Coordinate guidance design between the other SiAW teams and the Guidance IPT to minimize program risk
  • Provide the SiAW Program with access to Missile Guidance expertise

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of fourteen (14) years of experience in seeker/sensor hardware and software development and integration, test, and evaluation OR Master's degree with twelve (12) years of related experience, or a PhD with nine (9) years of related experience.
  • Experience as Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, Technical lead, or other leadership role with demonstrated team building, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of flight hardware/software lifecycle and ability to lead design efforts, design test & evaluation, and/or transition designs into production.
  • Current Active Secret clearance or higher with a Periodic Reinvestigation within the last 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in development, integration, and test of RF seekers/sensors and/or missile Guidance, Navigation, and Control algorithms
  • Experience across all phases of a program lifecycle
  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering and Agile Program / Project Management
  • Experience in managing competitive supplier subcontracts
  • Experience as a CAM managing EVMS projects
  • PMP certification is a plus

Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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.