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Configuration Analyst

Requisition ID: R10064818

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • Location IconLocation: Oxnard, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 seeking a Configuration Analyst to support operations in our Oxnard/Goleta location.  This position is available at the Northrop Grumman facility at Oxnard/Goleta CA (% allocation varying throughout year based on site project goals/needs, but remote work capable), as part of the Northrop Grumman Payload and Ground systems Division, Space Components and Strategic Business Deployables Operating Unit, which specializes in deployable systems for spacecraft such as solar arrays, instrument booms, extendible support structures, and reflector boom antennas/deployable booms/masts.


Reporting to the Configuration Management manager, the Configuration Analyst will 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. Reviews contract to determine documentation required for each phase of project, applying knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes. Analyzes proposed changes of product design to determine effect on overall product and system. Coordinates modification records for management control. Establishes change orders and prepares for change authorization and documentation by company and subcontractor. Reviews and analyzes released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities


  • Establish and maintain program documents and baselines through the lifecycle of the program

  • Perform document revision audits to verify compliance with contract requirements and/or internal engineering baselines

  • Perform regular documents configuration audits on established baselines

  • Data entry of part numbers or documents into MRP system (CostPoint)

  • Verify accuracy and completeness of external and internal drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with company CM standards before release into the appropriate program via CM Databases or PLM system (Enovia & Teamcenter)

  • Create documentation in support of internal customers

  • Route internal documentation for review/approval

  • Maintain procedures for storage, retention and destruction of company records

  • Issue, track and distribute engineering documentation to the shop floors

  • Other functions as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years experience in Configuration Management, or an additional 4 years experience in lieu of a degree

  • Understanding of Configuration Management principals and application to the performance of Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrated use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) to document and manage business processes

  • Excellent communication skills – presentation, oral, written, and listening.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to organize and prioritize job assignments and tasks.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in an integrated team and adapt to change and dynamic requirements.

  • Strong critical thinking and logical reasoning skills with the ability to solve issues

  • U.S. Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience in Configuration Management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of PLM systems such as Teamcenter or Enovia

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Configuration Management principles

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and blue prints

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and light physical effort required

Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 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

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 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.