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Survivability IPT Lead

Requisition ID: R10101343

  • 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, 25% 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.

As a leader in the Survivability National Directorate, you will be responsible for leading a team developing cutting edge Survivability solutions. Our work influences the design of the next generation of aircraft and is a driving force behind the investment decisions of our senior leadership and customer program offices. We work closely with our external customers and internal collaborators to further the technologies at the heart of Aircraft Survivability. We frequently collaborate across functional disciplines, offering highly unique opportunities to obtain a broad understanding of many technical areas, or to more narrowly focus on developing a deep expertise in any one of our sub-disciplines.

This position will be located in California at our Redondo Beach facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for standing up and leading the Survivability IPT for an emerging program. This IPT will be made up of Survivability engineers that develop and integrate materials and technologies that address the electromagnetic / RF, infrared, visual, and acoustic spectrums. You and your team will provide design guidance on features and attributes to meet program targets and requirements, and will perform technical analyses and assessments of vehicle designs.

Responsibilities will include:

  • IPT leadership—staffing and planning, strategy development, IMS inputs, cost planning, test planning, supplier coordination, among others.
  • Coordination with Systems Engineering and the Customer on Survivability requirements and V&V methods.
  • Coordination with Research and Advanced Development leadership and technical personnel to develop technology roadmaps and applicability to the program.
  • Proposal support and transition to program execution.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9+ years of engineering experience, or 7 years with a Master’s degree.
  • Prior experience in, or knowledge of, one or more Survivability disciplines or related.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, mentoring, and interpersonal skills.
  • Active DoD SECRET (or higher) clearance, within 5 years of last investigation.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a special access program clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, materials science, or chemical engineering; physics; chemistry; computer science; or applied mathematics from an ABET accredited university.
  • Demonstrated success in one or more Survivability disciplines (Low Observables / LO Technologies, Stealth Signature Management, RF Engineering, RF Design and Analysis, Materials & Processing Engineering, IR and Acoustics, CEM Modeling and Analysis, High Powered Computing, etc.).
  • Proficiency using 1D, 2D, and 3D computational electromagnetic (CEM) codes such as Method of Moments (MoM) and Physical Optics (PO) to develop solutions for survivable systems and components.
  • Prior experience in the conceptual and preliminary phases of air vehicle development
  • 5+ years of direct experience leading teams and managing projects; experience leading a team of diverse individuals toward a common objective.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills to enable effective personal interaction and collaboration with a multi-disciplined team and customers.
  • Ability to work with internal support organizations such as Global Supply Chain and Security.
  • Previous experience leading projects in the SAP/SAR environment; strong project management and team development skills.
  • Existing special access program clearance.
  • Active DoD TOP SECRET clearance, within 5 years of last investigation.

Salary Range: $176,100 USD - $264,100 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.