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NC3 Chief Engineer (5585)

Requisition ID: R10111439

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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 cyber space. 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Chief Engineer (CE) to serve as the technical leader for the various NC3 programs. The CE will be the lead Engineering representative for various NC3 programs and initiatives within the Division and across sectors and is responsible for providing technical oversight and team leadership for the development of complex military C3 systems involving NC3.  This position is located in Roy, Utah.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

The candidate is expected to have a broad technical background and a proven record of success leading both small, and large, multi-disciplined engineering teams in the development and implementation of military C3 systems.  Experience with rapid prototyping as well as formal test and qualification efforts for C3 systems is highly desired.  The candidate is further expected to lead engineering development teams in both laboratory and field environments.

What You’ll Get To Do

  • Collaborate with the cross-sector team, Division and Senior Management to define technical roadmaps, assist with Business Development, Capture, and Project Execution efforts related to various programs
  • Organize project engineering staff as required, tracking progress through regular staff meetings, and report status to the NC3 Campaign lead and division engineering leadership
  • Direct interface with existing and potential customers is expected
  • Support on and off-site project developments, demonstrations, and customer exercises as required

Position Benefits

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:  

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  
  • 401k  
  • Educational Assistance  
  • Life Insurance  
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   
  • Paid Time Off   
  • Health & Wellness Resources   
  • Employee Discounts  

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   

Job Qualifications

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 20+ years of experience with Bachelor's degree, 18+ years of experience with Master's degree, 15+ Years with PhD.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an active DoD Top Secret clearance with investigation within the last 6 years or in Continuous Evaluation (CE)
  • Practical experience and a thorough understanding of Data Links, message formats, RF systems, classified cloud, complex/secure/assured network architectures, cyber resilient solutions, and global C3 systems.
  • Extensive technical background in one or more aspects of digital engineering (e.g., use of DOORS, use of architecture tools such as “System Architect,” “Rhapsody,” or “Magic Draw”)
  • Demonstrated experience in generating technical solutions in the absence of complete customer requirements
  • Experience developing product technical roadmaps
  • Strong understanding and broad application of engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, review boards, process control, software, hardware, networking, testing, Dev*Ops, Open Mission Systems (OMS), etc.)
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience with integration of complex Space, Air, Ground, Sea, Undersea and Cyber-protected networked systems
  • Experience leading both small- and large-scale product development teams on complex systems.
  • Experience with Rapid Prototyping/Rapid Fielding (Middle Tier) Acquisition programs
  • Experience managing requirements of large, complex systems.
  • Experience managing multiple high-priority projects simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively work and coordinate within a geographically dispersed team
  • Writing and verbal communication and presentation skills to effectively provide status to internal executive management and customers
  • Experience assisting with business definition, strategy and capture efforts
  • Experience working with functional management organizations to improve process efficiencies across engineering disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience with problem solving, problem investigation teams and critical decision making skills
  • SCI or SCI-eligible

Salary Range: $171,400 USD - $257,000 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.