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Sr. Staff Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10107504

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Iuka, MS, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Staff Engineer Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Iuka, MS where technology and teamwork come together. 

***This position does not have the option to work remote and requires the chosen candidate to work on-site in Iuka, MS.***

In this role you will be responsible for coordinating technical assignments across multiple programs including development projects supporting manufacturing needs (hand layup, fiber placement, assembly, machining, painting, etc.) and structural testing of composite parts. You will be a part of a team that currently produces structures for Atlas, Antares, F-35 and other high end related parts. The work we do impacts our national security. Does this sound exciting to you? Come join us and be a part of a rich tradition of aerospace innovation!

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Essential Functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides teams with internal and external knowledge of the technical industry and how it impacts the company.
  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.
  • Analyzes total system product including: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Manage risk tracking and trade studies
  • Track department schedules, working to identify key parameters and metrics to increase efficiency and reduce program costs
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Proposal preparation
  • Serves as technical lead on the Material Review Board (MRB)
  • Serves as an expert for a significant technical area within the team. Regularly takes a leadership role in providing insight and knowledge transfer to others on internal and external technical solutions to solve complex problem
  • Serves as organization spokesperson on multiple advanced projects and/or programs that have a direct impact on the sector (both technical and non-technical)
  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product that has a direct impact on the sector.

Our engineering team works across multiple programs which are broken out by program and product families. You will lead your team to meet our customer needs and deliver quality products in a timely manner. Ownership and pride in work are really important to our employees. Are you ready to lead and enable a team to succeed? We trust and empower our folks to make decisions impacting our daily work.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision while exercising good judgment, demonstrating flexibility and agility, prioritizing multiple tasks with competing deadlines, managing schedule conflicts, and providing excellent follow through.
  • Pro-active mindset, self-motivated, well organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and employees
  • Demonstrated ability to formally present technical solutions to senior leadership.

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. This position is for a day shift (Monday to Friday), and may require off hour support. Travel is estimated to be less than 10% and within the US, typically to support our customers.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field with 14 Years of professional and/or military experience that includes a background in engineering, systems integration, or related field. Master's Degree in STEM with 12 Years of professional and/or military experience that includes a background in engineering, systems integration, or related field. PhD with 9 Years of professional and/or military experience that includes a background in engineering, systems integration, or related field
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret level clearance, including Special Access Program within a reasonable period, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.
  • Experience in presenting technical analysis and manufacturing capability in customer design reviews
  • Experience with leadership across complex cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD security clearance
  • Experience in composite manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with Lean or Six Sigma (Black Belt)
  • Root cause / corrective action processes and techniques
  • Design and Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Experience with Electrical, Hydraulic and Fuel environments

Salary Range: $146,200 USD - $219,400 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.