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Integration Thread Lead/Principal Integration Thread Lead

Requisition ID: R10012539

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Integration Thread Lead/Principal Integration Thread Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position can be located in Palmdale, CA, El Segundo, CA or San Diego, CA.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plans, implements, tests, documents, and maintains solutions for the integration of subsystems and/or systems.
  • Establishes functional and technical specifications and standards, Identifies hardware/software interface problems, including input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the entire system or subsystem.
  • Reviews, evaluates and derives requirements for testability, develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive integration plans, and schedules for complete systems and/or subsystems.
  • Coordinates subsystem and/or system testing activities with programs and other organizations.
  • Performs analysis of test results and prepares comprehensive subsystem and/or system level evaluation reports which verify and validate system performance.
  • Writes discrepancy reports and performs integration regression testing to verify/validate incorporated fixes to subsystems and systems.

This requisition may be filled either at the Integration Thread Lead level or Principal Integration Thread Lead level.

Basic Qualifications - Integration Thread Lead

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with 2 years of engineering experience; 0+ years with Masters in STEM and 0+ with PhD in STEM    
  • Active in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance and current Strike special program access
  • Should have experience in troubleshooting of small to large scale infrastructure

Basic Qualifications - Principal Integration Thread Lead

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with 5 years of engineering experience; 2 years with Masters in STEM and 0 with PhD in STEM    
  • Active in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance and current Strike special program access
  • Should have experience in troubleshooting of small to large scale infrastructure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to cooperatively develop integration plans/procedures from sources such as functional/performance requirements and stated technical capabilities, monitor the integration of the test resources, execute these detailed integration procedures, analyze integration results, and present the results orally and in written format.
  • Should have either knowledge of or practical experience with industry or DoD test methodologies and terminology

Salary Range: $81,700 USD - $122,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,200 USD - $151,800 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.