HALO - Flight Reliability Engineer - Space SystemsDulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10163866

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America | Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America | Redondo Beach, California, United States of America | Merritt Island, Florida, United States of America | Houston, Texas, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions 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 HALO Flight Reliability Engineer, you will directly impact the development of the Deep Space Gateway and future exploration of the universe.

The HALO Flight Reliability team coordinates launch readiness of the vehicle and verifies flight readiness. The Flight Reliability team supports anomaly investigations and drives continuous improvement by incorporating lessons learned from previous HEO programs such as Cygnus. The Flight Reliability Team works with numerous disciplines to ensure mission success for both the vehicle and crew.


• Responsible for assessing pre-flight risks and potential mitigations with vehicle design, analysis, and operations teams, as well as communicating these risks to engineering leadership and NASA

• Lead pre-flight readiness reviews during launch campaigns to verify all pre-flight risks are mitigated appropriately, launch site issues are dispositioned and verified, and critical pre-flight testing and review activities are completed

• During flight, support mission operations to investigate observations or anomalies and make clear recommendations to engineering leadership and mission operators for real-time or future actions

• Work with design and analysis groups to review data, anomalies and observations • Lead root cause investigations of significant in-flight anomalies and drive corrective actions

• Communicate the overall performance of the vehicle relative to the mission objectives to internal and external customers

• Work with the HEO organization to implement lessons learned to develop the HALO vehicle.

This position can be filled in one of the following locations:

Dulles, VA, Merritt Island, FL, Gilbert, AZ, Houston, TX or Redondo Beach, CA


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline with 14+ years of experience in a related or equivalent role

  • Experience completing reliability predictions

  • Experience completing Failure modes effect analysis (FMEA)

  • Experience performing Fault Tree Analysis

  • Windchill Risk and Reliability Software experience

  • Probabilistic Risk Assessment Experience

  • Work with statistical data analysis


• Master's degree in an engineering related field

• Experience with multi-system engineering design

• Programming experience in MATLAB, JavaScript, Python, C or SQL

• Ability to perform trade studies using engineering fundamentals to assess risk and make clear recommendations

• Demonstrated capability solving complex problems on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team

• Familiarity with common aerospace instrumentation (e.g. pressure transducers / RTD’s)

• Knowledge of relevant aerospace design and test specifications, such as SMC-S-016, NASA-STD-5009, AIAA-S-080, and NASA-STD-5017

• Experience with human spaceflight and NASA Safety Review Process, including DSG-RQMT-001

Salary Range: $142,500 - $247,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.