Staff Systems Engineer – Chief Engineer

Requisition ID: 21004335

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible. The Chief Engineer is the responsible authority for program technical efforts.  The candidate will be responsible for the overall technical effort, leads design reviews, supports technical review boards, supports change boards, coordinates cross-contract technical efforts, and closes top issues for program management. The Chief Engineer reports to the program manager and coordinates with the integrated product team leads, customer, and external stakeholders. The program is based in Redondo Beach, CA, with required travel domestically and internationally. The candidate is expected to be highly knowledgeable in the challenges, technologies, and solutions that address our space systems, ground systems, and mission.  The ideal candidate will have had previous direct experience in the development, integration, delivery, operations, and maintenance of the program.  Position has high visibility and requires excellent communication skills, proven leadership skills, the ability to multi-task and prioritize objectives to support critical efforts, and the technical aptitude to perform operations related analysis and technical decision making.. Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:  - Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401K
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & - Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts
- Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work   For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.         LosAngelesSpace  

Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 14+ years of engineering experience OR
    - Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 12+ years of engineering experience OR
    - PhD Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience 
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Space Systems, Ground Systems, Systems Engineering, or Hardware/Software integration and test.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a trusting relationship with the customer
  • Experience leading or influencing large teams
  • Active DoD Top Secret/SSBI and/or SCI  
  Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Experience working on aircraft or spacecraft systems
  • Experience in developing, managing, and decomposing requirements
  • Experience in system architecture, CONOPs, or model based system engineering
  • Experience in subsystem, payload, or system integration
  • Experience using DOORS, Cameo
  • Strong People and Technical Leadership Skills
  • Excellent communication Skills (upward and downward)



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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.