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Sr Staff Engineer Electrical W/ Active Security Clearance

Requisition ID: R10068569

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

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. This role will report functionally report to Joanna Quan within Advanced Weapons Business unit Engineering and programmatically to the [Stand-in Attack Weapon Program Manager].

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

Serve as a liaison between the SiAW Electronics team and the other program teams to ensure successful design of SiAW missile. Manage the cost and schedule for the SiAW Electronics team. Manage the technical risk process for the SiAW Electronics. Performing evaluations of SiAW designs in the following major areas: Architect the electrical design for the SiAW missile upgrade Perform electrical design trade studies Power Subsystem redesign WOSA system design AT and Cybersecurity architecture     Internal communication modifications for reprogramming Support mechanical, thermal analysis and trade studies Peer, design, and TIMS review support Evaluate subsystem specifications, ICDs, and ATPs Create design packages that include schematics, assembly drawings and layouts Create cable drawings Test subsystems and verify electrical operation in all environments Perform the design changes, analysis of the design and documentation of the design. Design verification and Acceptance test verification. Coordinate electronics design between the other SiAW teams and the Electronics team to minimize program risk.   Provide the SiAW Program with access to expertise in the following areas: CCA design Programmable logic design Program Protection Implementation

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of fourteen (14) years of experience or Masters Degree with a minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in electronics hardware and programmable logic development and integration, test, and evaluation.
  • 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.
  • Active and current Secret DoD clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in development, integration, and test of Electrical Subsystems, Circuit Card Assembly and Programmable Logic Design
  • 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 a plus


Salary Range: $173,300 USD - $259,900 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.