Staff Chief Engineer (Top Secret Clearance AHT) Kirtland Afb, NM

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 is seeking a Staff Chief Engineer to work with the 705 Combat Training Squadron (CTS) Infrastructure, Development and Engineering (IDE) program to develop and maintain simulation software (SW) and hardware (HW) solutions, build, and maintain network infrastructure, design, and develop simulation SW applications, and evolve and conduct Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) activities for the 705 CTS and Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC). This position is in Albuquerque, NM.

Responsibilities for the Chief Engineer include :

  • Provides engineering support for the DMOC Battlespace/DevSpace infrastructure, development of new and upgraded system capabilities, O&M activities, and engineering DMO solutions

  • Ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment products for our customers and is compliant with company policy, procedures, and quality standards

  • Maintains cognizance over technical activities within program Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices across the company

  • The Chief Engineer is expected to mentor Senior IPT leaders as part of this position

  • Guiding system implementation approaches for operational concepts

  • Authoring technical documentation such as white papers, proposal technical volumes, program milestone briefings, systems engineering design documentation

Basic Qualifications :

  • BS degree in BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related technical degree with 20 years (or MS with 15 years, or PhD with 12 years) related experience

  • Theoretical knowledge of the System Engineering V-Model and hands on experience executing the systems engineering work flow on space programs

  • Demonstrated analytical thinking, problem solving skills, and creativity

  • Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills

  • Team player with a strong work ethic and initiative to perform in a cross functional team

  • Demonstrated previous Systems Engineering leadership experience on major Government Systems Acquisitions

  • Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for SCI and SAP/SAR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of specific experience in M&S/LVC/DMO managemen

  • Prior leadership experience in Chief Engineer role or equivalent

  • Experience in development and earned value management of cost accounts and schedules as related to Systems Engineering tasks

  • Ability to monitor hardware and software design teams with critical insight to know when the teams are not on path to successful implementation and then be able help steer the team to a successful solution

  • Recent experience creating integration and test, design verification test and flight test plans and procedures

  • Agile development experience a plus


Salary Range: $139,000 - $208,600

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.

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.