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Consulting Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10104817

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Palmdale, CA, USA   |  Melbourne, FL, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology development team, you will define, develop, implement, and transition new technology solutions to manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve quality.  Manufacturing concept and process solutions for production applications cover advanced technologies including but not limited to composites fabrication, assembly, automation, inspection, direct part manufacturing, LO technologies, as well as digital capabilities.  The role requires incorporation of requirements into development plans and evaluation of performance of processes and tools to verify their efficiency.  In addition, you will identify and initiate corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure R&D contractual obligations (technical, schedule, and cost) are met and product quality is maintained.  In this role, you will provide guidance regarding design concepts, TRL/MRL maturity, and specification requirements to best utilize resources and manufacturing techniques, and ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations. This role involves interfacing with internal and external customers, program offices, engineering disciplines, and executive management.  In addition, the role will require the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently in a dynamic/fast-paced work environment.  Budgeting and Project Management skills will be utilized to properly scope and execute assigned work and manage project efforts. 

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Consulting Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA or Melbourne, FL.  The Manufacturing Systems Engineer will provide technical leadership and direction across the Digital Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) thrust across multiple sites.  This position will also involve managing project development thru production transition, providing mentorship to team members, and managing project goals, objectives, schedules and cost while adhering to company policy. 


In this role, you will: 

  • Provide leadership/direction to ensure technology initiatives and opportunities for process improvements are systematically identified, pursued, and supported. 
  • Develop architectures and concepts for advanced digital technologies with a focus on implementation within Northrop Grumman 
  • Interact with customers (internal and external) 
  • Reach out and work with colleges, universities, government, supplier as part of development and improvement projects 
  • Provide leadership/direction to ensure technology initiatives and opportunities for process improvements are systematically identified, pursued, and supported. 
  • Introduce and develop new technologies for the manufacturing floor 
  • Lead projects consisting of cross functional teams of high performing engineers developing advanced systems designs and concepts. 
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight to achieve efficient, effective, and innovative engineering solutions 
  • Apply new technologies as well as common designs and products enabling rapid development, prototyping and affordable solutions. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Current active Secret clearance or higher. 
  • 20+ years’ experience in systems and product development with a Bachelor's degree or 18+ years’ experience with a Master’s degree or 15+ years with a PhD.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership of programs and/or proposals in a collaborative environment to propose, plan, estimate, organize, and integrate Systems Engineering activities across multiple engineering disciplines. 
  • Well-versed, skilled, and disciplined in system engineering processes.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Secret Clearance Periodic Re-investigation within the last 5 years 
  • Special Access Program (SAP) Current 
  • Experience in hardware/software integration of manufacturing systems 
  • Experience as Principal Investigator on government CRAD and/or Internal Research and Development programs. 
  • Experience with production assembly/fabrication including Digital Transformation, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Systems Integration, IIoT, RFID, and/or production manufacturing operations. 
  • Working knowledge of classified information systems infrastructure 
  • Experience working in a Research and Development environment. 
  • Digital Manufacturing experience 
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills, decisiveness, and ability to make sound technical judgments with limited information. 
  • Architecture, Design & Integration experience for engineering systems and software 
  • Technical Writing capability 
  • Ability to use Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and concepts to define functions and develop functional and performance requirements. 
  • Project / Program Management skills (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking) 
  • Strong Familiarity with Process Development & Controls  
  • Ability to lead through, overcome and adapt to obstacles and challenges. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with change and challenges and helps others to do the same. 
  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the time. 

This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Melbourne, FL, FL, USA.

Salary Range: $198,500 USD - $297,700 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.