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Associate / Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10091752

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Woodland Hills, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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's Navigation, Targeting, & Survivability Division is seeking a motivated systems engineer at the Woodland Hills, CA location to support the development and production of inertial, radio, magnetic, and vision aided navigation systems.

A systems engineer in this business area is responsible for working with a broad customer base to identify unique requirements, flow the requirements into design documentation, and work with a diverse team to build and test those navigation systems.  The systems engineer is the technical lead and point of contact to the customer. Expected duties include:

  • Presenting to customers on the capabilities of current products, performance analyses, design information, and requirements verification methods.
  • Generating, reviewing, and managing multiple requirement sets that cover all aspects of both performance and non-performance including mechanical interfaces, electrical interfaces, data requirements, environmental requirements, and reliability.
  • Awareness and responsiveness to contract milestones and deliverables.
  • Leading a team of subsystem engineers and subject matter experts to ensure the designs are sufficient to meet the system requirements.
  • Working with integration and test engineers to ensure all requirements are verified through inspection, analysis, demonstration, or test often by providing test and data reduction scripts.
  • Providing test direction to ensure production tests and troubleshooting tests are executed correctly and resulting data conforms to requirements.
  • Analyzing performance information for navigation sensors against their error budget
  • Generating control systems that integrate multiple navigation sensor data through kalman filters.
  • Develop software and embedded systems requirements.
  • Model the expected performance of navigation systems and their sensors utilizing covariance and monte carlo analysis.

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

This requisition may be filled at either an Associate Level or a base Level. 

Basic Qualifications for an Associate Systems Engineer are:

  • 6 months of engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline
  • US Citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance
  • Team leadership skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate to team members, customers, and suppliers

Basic Qualifications for a Systems Engineer are:

  • 2 years of engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 0 years of engineering experience with Masters
  • US Citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance
  • Team leadership skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate to team members, customers, and suppliers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong data analysis skills using Matlab
  • Strong requirement development and management skills using MBSE and DOORS
  • Familiarity of electrical and communication interfaces standards (MIL-STD-1553, RS-422, Ethernet)
  • Familiarity with inertial measurement sensors and systems
  • Experience developing products for space environments
  • Experience managing electronic system requirements and requirement verification


Salary Range: $70,200 USD - $105,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $85,000 USD - $127,400 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.