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Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer– AARGM Production Systems Engineering Support *Active Clearance*

Requisition ID: R10069807

  • 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.

We are currently seeking a Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer - AARGM Production to support the Production Team for the AARGM program to work with our talented Advanced Weapons team in Northridge, CA.

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

The selected candidate will be required to work full-time, on-site in Northridge, CA. No remote/telework arrangement is available for this position.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working within the production environment and supporting the production efforts as part of the Systems Engineering team for the AARGM program and will work closely with various engineering functions to for developing projects that attribute to yield improvement, such as failure investigation analysis, automation projects.

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

  • Provide systems engineering support as part of a trouble shooting teams with systems engineering expertise in multiple areas preferred (RF, Mechanical, Electrical, and Material Properties)
  • Support Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) investigations
  • Create, update, and maintain Matlab data analysis programs for production and performance testing evaluation
  • Support Failure Trend Analysis.
  • Provide data mining for both failure database (TipQA) and ATP data variability analysis.
  • Interface with inter-organizational management and external Customer to communicate technical briefing and project status.
  • Support Program Management activities to ensure cost and schedule objectives are met
  • Support the management of critical subcontractors for developing, testing and delivery of quality products that meet the requirements
  • Support various technical meetings, such as Material Review Boards (MRB), Change Control Board (CCB), Engineering Review Board (ERB), to understand the latest configuration(s) of the system/subsystem integration and designs and assess impact
  • Collaborate cross-functionally/IPTs and production team to document manufacturing/test requirements and constraints for missile production
  • Generate manufacturing documentation, e.g., Acceptance Test Plans, Acceptance Test Procedures, Assembly Instructions, based on system/subsystem designs
  • Support updates to Interface Control Documents (ICDs), Interface Change Notices (ICNs), technical manuals, technical specifications, and system/subsystem documentation for the customer/end user
  • Coordinate engineering activities during system integration, test phases, and production
  • Review and evaluate test requirements to ensure completeness of test program
  • Generate Engineering Change Proposals

Basic qualifications for Systems Engineer (T02):

  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering or physics discipline with a minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Proven experience in communicating and collaborating across different technical disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively communicating (written and oral) within all levels of the company to include Program Management and Technical Staff
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Ability to follow test and manufacturing procedures
  • Familiarity with product structure and document hierarchy
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment while ensuring the best decisions are made for the program
  • Must be willing and able to work on-site in Northridge, CA on a full-time basis

Basic qualifications for Principal Systems Engineer (T03):

  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering or physics discipline with a minimum of 5 years of systems engineering, production/industrial engineering experience or equivalent
  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Experience in leading projects and collaborating with multi-disciplined team in problem resolution or process improvement projects
  • Proven experience in communicating and collaborating across different technical disciplines
  • Able to understand technical knowledge from different technical disciplines from a system level in order to provide effective solutions and input to the greater technical team
  • Thorough understanding of technical drawings
  • Able to generate and provide effective updates to test and manufacturing procedures
  • Has experience in generating vendor control documents and interfacing with vendors
  • Has experience developing special test equipment designs/documentation to support efficient production processes
  • Ability to train and provide technical guidance other engineers and technicians
  • Understands product structure and document hierarchy
  • Strong work ethic and the experience working in an integrated product team (IPT) environment while ensuring the best decisions are made for the program
  • Must be willing and able to work on-site in Northridge, CA on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Missile/Weapon development/sustainment programs
  • Experience with systems engineering tools such as IBM Rationale DOORS, Cameo, Rhapsody
  • Experience in configuration management process using a product lifecycle management tool, e.g., Teamcenter, Windchill, StarTeam
  • Experience in Matlab or Python experience
  • Experience working in a production environment
  • Experience with design in an aerospace environment
  • Experience working with RF or Electronics sensor systems
  • Experience with military in aircraft weapons release systems or weapon systems
  • Familiarity with RCCA process
  • Prior experience working in an AS9100 environment


Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.