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Configuration Analyst (Analyst or Principal Analyst Level; Redondo Beach, CA)

Requisition ID: R10104394

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • 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 Aerospace Systems (NGAS) has an opening for a Configuration Analyst or Principal Configuration Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individualsThis position is located in Redondo Beach, CA.

As a Configuration Management/Data Management Analyst you will part of a team reporting developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible… until they’re not. 

They will be expected to adhere to Company and Program procedures and policies and reflect excellent quality and attention to detail; Administer Data Management on Subcontractor Data Requirements List (SDRL) using our Product Data Management tools such as SharePoint, Data Management Delivery System (DMDS) and Teamcenter Enterprise. Schedule, track and process Supplier Data Requirement Lists (SDRLs) and ensure data integrity through audit processes.


  • Serve as the lead CDM focal point, supporting, leading and training the 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 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:

  • For Analyst Level - Bachelor’s degree with 2 years’ experience or 0 years’ experience with a Master’s degree
  • For Principal Analyst Level - Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience or 3 years’ experience with a Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of software / hardware configuration, data and change management principles and proficiency in the use of configuration management tools 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated and able to effectively work with all levels of the organization 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in tools such as Adobe, TeamCenter, CMDL, Collaborator, and other related CM programs
  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation) and the ability to obtain Program Access.

Salary Range: $70,200 USD - $105,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.