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Staff Engineer Aeronautical, Engineer Performance and Integration

Requisition ID: R10055072

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Staff Engineer Aeronautical, Engineer Performance and Integration to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

As an engineer supporting the Air Breathing Propulsion section, the selected candidate will support the design and analysis needs of unclassified and classified programs in Redondo Beach, California.  Candidate will interface with customers to define study areas and report status on current programs and technology development efforts.  Candidate may interface with their management and technical teams to define business relationships and technology initiatives for both IRAD (Internal Research and Development) and CRAD (Contractual Research and Development) efforts.  This position will support a variety of programs performing analysis and integration activities.

Essential Functions:

o   Provide engine performance and cycle analysis and guidance to programs

o   Perform subsonic and supersonic inlet and exhaust design and integration

o   Perform project planning to determine program requirements and develop plans for program execution

o   Interface with external engine suppliers and manage external engine supplier activities

o   Interact with internal and external customers, assisting in defining system requirements, defining study areas, and providing status on current programs and technology

o   Develop and present materials for internal and external program related briefings

o   Support new business generation and prepare proposal material

o   Strong verbal and communication skills to interact with key cross-discipline stakeholders to achieve program objectives in a timely manner

o   Technical and ICD writing

o   Task planning, conducting technical peer reviews, and mentoring junior engineers

o   Lead and direct teams of analysts on programs

o   Apply and contribute to the development of advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.

o   Work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative

o   Work under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives.

o   Develop advanced technological ideas and guide development into a final product.

o   Serve as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Act as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

Basic Qualifications for a Staff Engineer:

o   Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 14 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 12 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in STEM with 9 years of related engineering experience.

o   Air Breathing Propulsion knowledge and experience analyzing Air Breathing Propulsion on aircraft (subsonic, supersonic or hypersonic) or missile systems.

o   Ability and willingness to travel 25% of the time.

o   A current active in-scope U.S. Government (DoD) Department of Defense issued Secret or higher security clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP/PAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

o   Twelve plus (12+) years of experience in Air Breathing Propulsion and Flight Sciences engineering disciplines.

o   Experience in technical leadership and guidance to Air Breathing Propulsion discipline areas.

o   Experience in Air Breathing Propulsion processes and products throughout the program life cycle.

o   Experience in hypersonic design and analysis

o   Demonstrated ability to lead an engineering or cross-functional team.

o   Capable of working with an Agile design team and toolbase (Atlassian preferred)

o   Understanding of Systems Engineering Principles and Model Based Systems Engineering tools (MBSE) with a practical focus for relevant use cases in propulsion integration.

o   Experience with PLM software (Teamcenter)

o   Experience with survivable propulsion systems

o   A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP/PAR).


Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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.