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Staff Engineer / Systems Architect

Requisition ID: R10092390

  • 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

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 Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team 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.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Staff Engineer / Deputy Chief Engineer - Integrated Avionics based out of Woodland Hills, CA.  As a Staff Engineer / Deputy Chief Engineer - Integrated Avionics 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.

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.


What You’ll get to Do:

  • Work as a technical leader on a dynamic, fast-paced Agile engineering development environment using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and NoMagic Cameo, DOORS, Jenkins, and MatLab Simulink, analyzing and developing new capabilities and integrating new technologies into customer war fighters.
  • Support development and management of system requirements for the helicopter platform subsystems, suppliers, and Northrop Grumman developed Mission Computer subsystem.
  • Support analysis and modeling of Helicopter usage scenarios, On-board weapons systems, Pilot and crew environments and related Human factors, the impact of Mission Computer changes on buses, interfaces and capabilities of the other components of the integrated helicopter cockpit.
  • Involved with developing and verifying system, interface, cyber , safety, reliability, maintainability and airworthiness requirements, and test planning, testing & integration, and validation activities.
  • Use MBSE and NoMagic Cameo Enterprise Architect (EA) to develop models of new technologies and capabilities for various helicopter platforms
  • Introduce and develop new technologies for concepts and designs of advanced systems
  • Communicate with the USMC customer, engineers and pilots to review, assess and clarify customer needs, and derive product hardware and software technical capabilities, function and features requirements.
  • Regular communication with program leadership, and participate in meetings and technical presentations with customers.
  • Importantly, you will create long-term career development opportunities for yourself on other helicopter platforms including Future Vertical Lift (FVL), as well as for Northrop Grumman through developing your knowledge and skills in Integrated avionics, Helicopter platforms, and Systems Engineering, MBSE and Agile methods.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in STEM field with 14+ years related experience, MS degree in STEM field with 12+ years of related experience, or PhD in STEM field with 9+ years of related experience.
  • An active Secret DoD security clearance required.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze high level needs utilizing use cases/scenarios and relate them to the requirements.
  • Well-versed, skilled and disciplined in system engineering processes.
  • Background in aerospace systems; basic understanding of aircraft systems, missile systems, avionics, software systems, and their design drivers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience managing wide array of senior technical engineers and managers.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical judgment with significant impact to program success.
  • Experience with / knowledge of MBSE or model-based engineering desired
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating with customers to convert customer needs into testable system requirements.
  • Software System Engineering Experience
  • Working knowledge of DOORS
  • Experience working as part of an Agile development environment as Product Owner or Architect

Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,400 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

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.