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Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) – Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer- Active Clearance Required

Requisition ID: R10107246

  • 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
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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 has an opening for a Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) Engineer Systems or Principal Engineer Systems to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our South Bay Vehicle Engineering organization.  This position is located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define key subsystem capabilities, performance requirements, and design constraints in accordance with customer specifications
  • Define, develop, and manage system components, interface definitions, and implementation approaches
  • Interface with flight-critical and safety-critical systems for control of an aircraft, in particular functionality for control and status reporting. Example systems may include the following subsystems:
    • Flight Control Actuation
    • Brake Control
    • Nose Wheel Steering
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrical Power
  • Propulsion
  • Environmental Control
  • Ground Support Interfaces
  • Landing Gears & Doors
  • Fuel Systems
  • Air Data Systems
  • Navigation
  • Perform technical planning, analysis, and hardware trade studies to meet requirements
  • Perform component hardware and software integration, and derive software requirements for control of flight-critical and safety-critical systems
  • Develop and execute component, subsystem, and system level test procedures to verify functionality of the VMS hardware and software
  • Coordinate with software engineers, subsystems/ design engineers, hardware engineers, test and integration, suppliers, systems engineering.
  • Investigate and resolve system anomalies across multiple engineering disciplines

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

his requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3.

Basic Qualifications for Engineer Systems:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 2 years of related engineering experience OR a Master’s Degree (STEM)
  • A DOD Secret or higher security clearance is required prior to start
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer Systems:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field from an accredited university with 5 years of related engineering experience OR a Master’s Degree (STEM) with 3 years of related engineering experience OR a PhD Degree (STEM)
  • A DOD Secret or higher security clearance is required prior to start
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with design, development, and/or integration of the Air Vehicle systems and subsystems listed above
  • Experience with hardware/software integration, verification & validation
  • Experience with engineering modeling and simulation
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, organize work, manage time, plan, and prioritize
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (PAR/SPA).

Salary Range: $85,000 USD - $127,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $104,600 USD - $157,000 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 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.