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Principal / Sr Principal Engineer Mechanical Digital Transformation

Requisition ID: R10083108

  • 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: 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career as a Principal/Sr Principal Mechanical Digital Transformation Engineer in Northridge, CA?  If so, then Northrop Grumman Defense Systems may be the employer for you!

We are currently seeking Principal/Sr Principal Mechanical Digital Transformation Engineer who will research, plan, design, develop, and document mechanical and electromechanical components and assemblies and assist the department during a crucial digital transformation process as part of Northrop Grumman’s Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW).

In this role, you will work with the Lead Design Engineer and IPT Leads in developing innovative strategies and model-based applications. You will also coordinate with CM and other departments in implementing digital transformation initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface with SiAW program leadership.
  • Drive culture change to establish the capabilities of a digital enterprise in support of mechanical design efforts from concept development to vehicle build and testing.
  • Support site digital transformation initiatives
  • Work with IPT leads and tool development managers to evolve a level of process knowledge
  • Mentor and lead less experienced staff in developing and implementing digital engineering solutions in an Agile environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal Mechanical Digital Transformation Engineer requires a minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 5 years of related experience to include a background in design, analysis and/or engineering tools development discipline OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of related experience to include a background in design, analysis and/or engineering tools development

  • Sr. Principal Mechanical Digital Transformation Engineer requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) and 9 years of related experience to include a background in design, analysis and/or engineering tools development discipline OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 7 years of related experience to include a background in design, analysis and/or engineering tools development
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.
  • Familiarity with ASME Y14.41.
  • Experience with digital integration of various engineering tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with PTC Creo (7.0 is preferred) and Windchill.
  • Familiarity with NX.
  • Experience with Teamcenter.
  • PMI Certification as a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) or Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).
  • Experience with ASME Y14.5.
  • Experience with CCA design and/or fabrication.
  • Experience with Machining (Mill, Lathe, Router, etc...).
  • Experience with additive manufacturing (3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, etc...).
  • Experience with structural and/or thermal analysis using both hand-calculations and FEA software (Nastran, Abacus, etc...).
  • Familiarity with Trade Studies.
  • Certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT).

Salary Range: $117,700 USD - $176,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $95,000 USD - $142,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.