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Consulting Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10059119

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our organization is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. 

We are looking for you to join our team as a Consulting Systems Engineer based out of San Diego, CA. As a Consulting Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.


What You'll Get to Do:

Northrop Grumman Joint All Domain Gateways (JAD-G) Operating Unity (OU) is looking for a qualified Consulting (Level 7) Chief Engineer with architecture and design development expertise and major procurement, assembly, integration, test experience for qualified payloads.  This person will be supporting new business captures and proposals as well as supporting the existing JAD-G; BACN Programs and Gateway Solutions portfolios. The candidate will be working out of our San Diego, CA.

The Chief Engineer is responsible for the technical direction and execution of all aspects of engineering on a program including design, development, implementation, integration, testing, and delivery of product to the customer. The Chief Engineer is the technical leader for the program engineering team, and also serves as technical advisor to the program manager. The Chief Engineer is typically the primary technical point-of-contact to the customer. The Chief Engineer ensures that all engineering teams adhere to sound engineering processes, in accordance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards.

Position Summary / Responsibilities include:

  • Supports business captures toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives

  • Supports pursuit/proposal efforts by leading the development of innovative system payload concepts and architectures to meet mission objectives, applying new principles and theories where applicable

  • Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research, studies and applications

  • Supports program execution as definitive technical authority for all aspects of engineering on all program elements (hardware/software/support/test).

  • Leads a multi-disciplined engineering team to ensure compliant technical performance

  • Maintains cognizance over technical activities within and across program IPTs for requirements development, hardware/software design, payload integration and verification/validation activities

  • Solves program unusually/complex technical problems and provides solutions that are highly innovative and achievable

  • Provides technical status/updates and assessment to PMO. Supports PMO in assessing cost and schedule impacts of technical decisions or customer requests

  • Ensures program is adhering to engineering processes and best practices in design, development, fabrication/assembly, test and sustainment of products for our customers and is compliant with company policies, procedures, and quality standards

  • Coordinates with functional organization to ensure execution of program statement of work and technical program requirements are met

  • Serves as the program technical point of contact with the customer

  • Stakeholder in the AOP and LRSP process, driving alignment of division, BU and OU Independent Research and Development (IR&D) investment and Contract Research and Development (CR&D) pursuit

  • Provides technical leadership, direction and mentoring to other technical employees

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field & 20+ years of related technical experience, OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field & 18+ years of related technical experience, OR a PhD in a STEM field & 15+ years of related technical experience

  • Experience leading technical teams 

  • Experience in systems development, integration, and test  

  • Experience within business captures/proposals and program execution

  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD secret security clearance (US Citizenship Required)


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s in a STEM field & 20+ years of related technical engineering experience

  • Understanding of DoD systems engineering requirements

  • Knowledge of earned value management 

  • Current & active DoD secret or TS/SCI security clearance


Salary Range: $192,400 USD - $288,600 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.