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Principal Configuration Analyst/Sr. Principal Configuration Analyst

Requisition ID: R10052095

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • 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: No
  • 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.  From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality.  Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration.  Our combined efforts means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world.  With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future. 

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Northridge, CA is currently seeking an experienced Principal Configuration Analyst / Senior Principal Configuration Analyst to join our team.

This position is located in Northridge, CA, and the candidate must be willing and able to work on-site. Telework is not available for this position.

In this role, the selected candidate, will support the Configuration and Data Management team in execution of various program activities, to include:

  • Coordinate and administer configuration management activities related to planning, identification, change management, status accounting, and verification and audit
  • Manage CM processes to maintain the integrity of the hardware and software as-designed and as-built configurations utilizing both PLM and ERP systems
  • Plan and coordinate preparation of project documentation, such as engineering drawings, production specifications and schedules, and contract modifications, to ensure customer contract requirements are met
  • Prepare and maintain program plans that define how configuration management will be accomplished on multiple military programs
  • Ensure product data structure (BOM) alignment between PLM and ERP systems
  • Assist with capturing product baselines and performing configuration status accounting and configuration audits
  • Review contract to determine documentation required for each phase of project, applying CM knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes
  • Support program Configuration Review Board (CRB) meetings and disseminate agendas and minutes
  • Analyze proposed changes to product design documentation to determine effect on overall product and system
  • Review Statement of Work/program specification content and applicability to program implementation
  • Contribute to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects and requirements
  • Provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned
  • Participate in modifying and providing input to policies and procedures that govern CM-related processes, collaborating with stakeholders to identify and pursue CM process improvements

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3 (Principal Configuration Analyst):

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience. Will consider a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience following documented rules and guidelines to ensure technical content meets internal and customer requirements
  • Candidate must have solid written and verbal skills in order to effectively interact with Government counterparts, other defense contractor organizations, and other cross-functional organizations
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance within a timeframe set forth by management. US Citizenship required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Special Access Program (SAP) clearance within a timeframe set forth by management.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4 (Senior Principal Configuration Analyst):

  • High school diploma/GED and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of relevant experience. Will consider a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience following documented rules and guidelines to ensure technical content meets internal and customer requirements
  • Candidate must have solid written and verbal skills in order to effectively interact with Government counterparts, other defense contractor organizations, and other cross-functional organizations
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance within a timeframe set forth by management. US Citizenship required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Special Access Program (SAP) clearance within a timeframe set forth by management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance Secret (or higher)
  • Current/active SAP clearance
  • Configuration Management Certification
  • Working knowledge of EIA-649 or MIL-HDBK-61A
  • Working knowledge and understanding of engineering documentation (i.e. models, drawings, specifications, parts, change notices, manufacturing plans, and manufacturing procedures)
  • Experience in military, government, commercial aerospace industry (e.g. aviation/equipment maintenance, aircraft operations, or commercial industrial technology companies)
  • Experience working in a configuration management product life cycle system (i.e., Agile PLM, Teamcenter, CMPro, etc.)
  • Experience working in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Material Requirements Planning tool (MRP) (i.e. Deltek, Oracle, SAP, etc.)


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Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.