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Sr Staff Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10102216

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • 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: 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.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Senior Staff Systems Engineer with our Mission Systems Sector, based out of San Diego, CA.

As a Senior Staff 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 to 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 Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Staff Systems Engineer who will be the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) Portfolio Chief Engineer.  The Senior Staff Systems Engineer will be responsible to support the Joint All-Domain Gateway (JAD-G) Operating Unit (OU), within the Networked Solutions (NS) Business Unit.  This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) Portfolio Chief Engineer, responsible for technical leadership, consultation, and proposal review across all BACN Operations, Sustainment, and Support (BOSS) Task Orders (TO)

  • Technical support of Operating Unit (OU) and Business Unit (BU) Business Area Reviews across BACN

  • Support development of Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates for future BACN contracts

  • Support and lead proposal efforts, to include oversight of Basis of Estimate (BOE) creation, Technical Volume creation, and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) inputs.

  • Interface regularly with Air Force customer Chief Engineer, PMs, and contracts team

  • Assist with leading Agile scrum teams to execute BACN contracts.

  • Collaborate with cross-discipline teams to develop innovative solutions to resolve challenging problems.

  • Prepare for and conduct presentations and demonstrations to customers, program leadership, and other stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Software, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field, from an accredited institution with a minimum of 14 years of experience; OR 12 years of experience with a Masters (MS) degree; OR 10 years of experience with a PhD

  • Experience supporting the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) program or closely related networking and communications program for a military customer, preferably in an engineering leadership role.

  • Experience briefing technical topics directly to the military customer and senior leadership, and problem-solving technical issues.

  • Experience with defense contracting proposals, to include creating estimates for labor and material in response to government Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) and Control Account Manager (CAM) responsibilities.

  • Experience with the full product lifecycle, from requirements definition to manufacturing to operations and sustainment.

  • Experience developing, releasing, and approving engineering drawings, and associated Configuration Management processes.

  • Clearance: Candidate must be able to obtain a U.S. Government DOD Secret Clearance; US Citizenship is required to obtain a clearance

  • Ability to travel 10% of your time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Chief Engineer in a defense contracting role on a military networking or communications program

  • Systems Engineering experience to include Analysis of Alternatives and requirements development

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience with tools such as Cameo

  • Experience as an assigned Control Account Manager (CAM) on a government contract

Salary Range: $178,700 USD - $268,100 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.