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Principal or Senior Principal, Vehicle Management Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10049576

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, 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: 2

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 is looking for a Principal or Senior Principal, Vehicle Management Systems Engineer to support the Systems Engineering organization in Redondo Beach, CA.

Position Overview:

The selected candidate will support research and development of flight controls for manned and unmanned air vehicles.  This is a dynamic and fun organization involved in deploying forward-leaning avionics, guidance and vehicle management systems for many of the newer concepts in development for air vehicles, weapons, and many more platforms.

Essential Duties: 

  • Perform hardware component trade studies.
  • Define hardware components and interfaces for flight critical system.
  • Develop electronics design coordinating with suppliers.
  • Implementation of Input / Output interfaces (i2c, serial, UDP/TCP, etc.).
  • Perform software development in C++.
  • Work in a Linux environment.
  • Deployment of software on real-time embedded hardware.
  • Develop and perform component, subsystem, and system level testing procedures to verify functionality.

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

Basic Qualifications: 

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and at least 5 years of related engineering experience, or a Master's Degree and 3 years of experience, or 0 years of related engineering experience with a PhD.
  • Experience with C++ and Python for software development and scripting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office with strong technical writing skills and the ability to communicate and present technical material to various stakeholders.
  • Active U.S. Government in-scope DoD Secret security clearance or higher is required, with the ability to obtain Special Program Access (PAR/SPA).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering discipline from an accredited university, and 7 years of related engineering experience
  • Experience with arm-based processors and FPGAs.
  • Experience with electronics design.
  • Proficient in C++ and Python, and development in Linux environment.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (PAR/SPA).

Salary Range: $125,500 USD - $188,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.