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Configuration Management and Analysis Engineer (Staff Level; Palmdale, CA; Active Top Secret Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10074628

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • Location Location: Palmdale, CA, USA   |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA +1 more
  • 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, 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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking candidates with outstanding leadership skills who would be responsible for Configuration Data Management as the Lead reporting to Configuration Management Section Manager reporting directly to the System Management Control Configuration Manager under PAICoE System Engineering & Electronics Payload (SE&EP) Director.  Position is located in Palmdale, CA or South Bay, CA.


  • Serve as the lead HW CDM focal point, supporting, leading and training the HW CDM team and providing direct support to the manager
  • Responsible for maintaining all CDM program procedures, processes, and work instructions working with each discipline within the CDM group to ensure these document are maintained and kept current
  • Cross matrix and match up program procedures to Sector processes and get waivers, if needed
  • Support all HW CDM Audits and CPATs Actions
  • support proposal development for CDM support and assisting estimating efforts
  • Provide back-up support for change boards, CDRL assistance, and other CDM related tasks when needed
  • Serve as the focal point for control, storage, retrieval, and delivery of all CDM data 
  • Set up the CDM (document, software and hardware) processes and controls specifically for this program
  • Control engineering and document releases, including plan and coordinate preparation of project documentation (such as engineering drawings, production specifications, programmatic documents and others), to ensure requirements are met
  • Control change requests for configuration items.  Administer change configuration review boards.
  • Track and close changes and action items
  • Process and track program contract and supplier deliverables
  • Maintain the CM Library and baselines
  • Interact frequently with data originators, program managers, and customer representatives concerning project deliverables and deliverable data scheduling requirements
  • Plan and coordinate preparation of project documentation, such as engineering documentation and drawings, subcontractor specifications and schedules, and contract modifications, to ensure customer contract requirements are met. 
  • Review contract requirements to determine documentation required for each phase of project, applying knowledge of engineering and manufacturing
  • Coordinate modification records for management control. 
  • Establish change orders and prepare for change authorization and documentation by internal organizations and subcontractors. 
  • Review and analyze released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities. 
  • Prioritize requests and communicate schedule to all stakeholders including customers 
  • Collaborate with other team leads 
  • Perform baseline (product) management, hardware release and replication management, configuration item identification, software build releases, and configuration audits 
  • Control configuration items, product traceability matrices, documents, and software media, CM records, and software libraries 
  • Perform change management and status identification 
  • Manage/coordinate program strategic council, support PIT tasking related to Data Management and track work status/metrics in support of team activities.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of Configuration Management experience or 8 years’ experience with a Master’s degree; or 14 years’ experience in lieu of a degree 
  • Active Top Secret clearance is required for this position 
  • Knowledge of software / hardware configuration, data and change management principles and proficiency in the use of configuration management tools 
  • Experience with software Configuration Management tools and software management to include baseline management and auditing 
  • Self-motivated and able to effectively work with all levels of the organization 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite programs: Word, Excel & PowerPoint, Access tools, Adobe, TeamCenter, CMDL, Collaborator, and other related CM programs 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree with 10 years of Configuration Management experience or 8 years’ experience with a Phd degree; or 14 years’ experience in lieu of a degree 
  • Experience leading a CM team for program with multiple task orders/CLINs

This position reports to Palmdale, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Redondo Beach, CA, CA, USA.

Salary Range: $129,000 USD - $193,400 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.