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Principal/Sr. Principal Logistics Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10101447

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Northridge, 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: 2

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.

Position may be filled at a higher level based on experience and education.

This position is in Northridge, CA.


The Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) System Engineering Specialties team is seeking a Principal / Sr.  Principal Logistics Systems Engineer to join a group of talented engineers performing logistics engineering tasks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on complex missile systems alongside a multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for an individual that is passionate, driven, and goal oriented.

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Perform logistics engineering activities and assist as a technical resource from a program’s concept and proposal phases through development, test, production, and post-production support phases.
  • Serve as the Logistics/Sustainability point of contact (POC) for assigned programs and integrate into program and engineering teams.
  • Support logistics design influence efforts and activities necessary to meet system performance requirements.
  • Analyze and interpret technical data (e.g., drawings, manuals, specifications, etc.) to develop technical and logistics data.
  • Create/update relevant reports such as task analysis, maintenance plans, or provisioning requirements reports.
  • Perform/develop/update Level of Repair Analysis (LORA).
  • Perform/develop/update maintenance plans and procedures.
  • Develop maintenance concepts to ensure the most affordable and effective mission readiness solution.
  • Develop/execute plans for Technical Publications/training materials.
  • Plan/execute activities that sustain the operation and maintenance of systems to ensure mission readiness.
  • Be an engaged and versatile team member of the Integrated Logistics Support team seeking to continuously improve upon existing practices.
  • Conduct logistics analyses using engineering background, analytical skills and knowledge of a wide array of industry tools.
  • Perform Human Factors analysis to the maintenance and operation activities end items.
  • Provide status to the Integrated Product Team (IPT) on a regular basis.
  • Lead digital transformation efforts in model-based sustainment.
  • Develop/update Packaging, Handling, Shipping & Transportation (PHS&T) and Demilitarization plans.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Logistics Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with 5 years of engineering experience or 3 years with Masters
  • Experience in logistics or life cycle support environments.
  • Experience in military maintenance and sustainment support.
  • Experience with Digital Transformation efforts.
  • Experience in developing/generating various types of logistics supportability analysis.
  • Experience in analyzing data/trend analysis or databases for tracking logistics and inventory.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills and ability to interface directly with internal program office and external customers.
  • U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Logistics Systems Engineer (in addition to those listed above):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of engineering experience or 7 years with Masters; 10 years of relevant experience will be considered in-lieu of a degree.
  • Experience in LSA, Reliability, Maintainability or other logistics related discipline.
  • Experience in developing and delivering Level of Repair Analysis (LORA). PC mastery with Microsoft Windows Office Products, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university.
  • Experience in military maintenance and sustainment support.
  • Engineering design background generating new designs, models, and drawings.
  • Experience leading continuous improvement initiatives that drive change in an organization.
  • Experience supporting procurement activities to meet demanding build schedules.
  • Experience developing LSA products in accordance with MIL-STD-1388, GEIA-STD-0007 or MIL-PRF-49506 in LSA database tools such as EAGLE or SLICwave.
  • Familiarity with other logistics tools such as Vmetric, EDCAS, COMPASS, CASA, etc.
  • Understanding of repair level analysis and life cycle cost modeling.
  • Previous experience using LSA data to develop either technical data, technical publications, Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETMs), or training products.
  • Possess active DoD Security Clearance.

Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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

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 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.