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Sr Principal Chief Engineer – Active Secret Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10104679

  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Deputy Chief Engineer to support the design and development effort in our Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW) missile program and work with our talented Advanced Weapons team in Northridge, CA.

In this role, you will be involved in all aspects of the development and management of the technical baseline for the SiAW weapon system supporting the Chief Engineer. You will support the management, oversight, and communication of the SiAW technical baseline to internal and external stakeholders. You will support the day-to-day technical baseline management and oversight of engineering aspects within the SiAW development program. You will work to ensure engineering teams adhere to sound engineering processes, in the development, production, and test of the SiAW system.  Support the continuous coordination between the Chief Engineer and program integration team leaders to ensure the execution of program statement of work and baselines.  Strong communication, collaboration, leadership, and team building skills are essential. Successful candidates are self-starting and self-motivated. Candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced, aerospace team environment and possess proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving, and ability to interface across the different engineering teams. This position will require close collaboration with the Advanced Weapons engineering team and SiAW customer engineering organization.

In this role, the selected candidate will (but not be limited to):

  • In partnership with the Chief Engineer, support day-to-day technical baseline management
  • Support inter-team, inter-site, and customer communications with respect to the developing SiAW technical baseline
  • Support contract execution as a technical authority for engineering aspects for the SiAW missile
  • Support oversight of technical activities within and across requirements, architecture, hardware, and software development, and integration and test activities
  • Solve technical problems and provide solutions that are technically sound and programmatically executable
  • Support technical communications across internal and external stakeholders through coordination of weekly communications , and customer technical interchanges and working groups
  • Ensure program is adhering to engineering processes and best practices in design, development, fabrication/assembly, test, and sustainment of products for both internal and external customers and is compliant with company policies, procedures, and quality standards
  • Drive process development, continuous improvement, and quality standards
  • Support overall digital transformation within the SiAW technical team and SiAW customer community
  • Quickly respond to tasking as directed by the SiAW Chief Engineer and SiAW Engineering Execution Manager
  • Evaluate integration and test discoveries and work with the Chief Engineer and Responsible Engineers to develop appropriate corrective actions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field & 9 years of related technical experience; Master’s degree in a STEM field & 7 years of related technical experience, or PHD in a STEM field; 4 years of related technical experience
  • Current Active Secret Clearance or higher with a Periodic Reinvestigation within the last 5 years.
  • Experience in DoD missile system development programs
  • Experience directly managing or leading engineering teams
  • Experience as SME, Technical lead, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, Chief Engineer, or other engineering leadership role that demonstrated team building, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Expertise understanding of the Design, Manufacturing, and Test process
  • Expertise in Systems Development, Integration, and Test

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile Program/Project Planning and Management
  • Experience with Digital Engineering/JIRA/Confluence/Industry 4.0/Dev*Ops/Model Based Systems Engineering/Model Based Design
  • Experience across all phases of a program lifecycle
  • Experience in Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Experience managing external suppliers
  • Experience in conducting trade studies
  • Demonstrated success as a Chief Engineer or Deputy Chief Engineer
  • Post graduate degree in STEM or technical management
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance
  • Experience in proposal execution

Salary Range: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.