Principal Configuration Analyst/ Sr. Principal Configuration Analyst Manhattan Beach, CA

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for either a Principal Configuration Analyst or Sr. Principal Configuration Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, CA.

What you'll get to do?

As a Configuration Analyst on this high-paced team, you'll be at the forefront of microelectronic technology integration. Your role involves navigating a challenging environment and ensuring compliance with industry standards, while getting hands-on experience with manufacturing and corporate management software systems and getting a holistic understanding of our operational landscape. You'll also be involved in inventory management, helping streamline an efficient process from start to finish. Your contributions here have a direct impact on the company's success and the security of our nation.

In this role supporting the Microelectronics Foundry and will be responsible for the following:

Core Responsibilities:

Support production, business, and other processes in a team-based manufacturing environment.

  • Adapt to interfacing with our manufacturing execution systems and be comfortable working in SAP.

  • Plan and coordinate preparation of project documentation, such as engineering drawings, production specifications and schedules, and contract modifications, to ensure customer contract requirements are met.

  • Analyze proposed changes of product design to determine effect on overall product and system.

  • Establish change orders and prepares for change authorization and documentation by company and subcontractor.

  • Review and analyze released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities.

  • Perform activities in a variety of cross-functional areas including production planning and control, total quality management, systems, manufacturing, and process reengineering.

  • Interact with internal customers with respect to product planning, problem resolution, and process improvement.

  • Assist in the processing and tracking of program contract and supplier deliverables.

  • Perform baseline (product) management, hardware release and replication management, configuration item identification, software build releases, and configuration audits.

This requisition may be filled at the Principal T03 level or the Sr. Principal T04 level based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Basic Qualification for the Principal T03 level: Bachelor's Degree with 6 years of configuration analyst, manufacturing analyst, operations, production planning experience, and/or related experience; OR Master's Degree with 4 years of configuration analyst, manufacturing analyst, operations, production planning experience, and/or related experience

  • Basic Qualification for the Sr. Principal T04 level: Bachelor's Degree with 10 years of configuration analyst, manufacturing analyst, operations, production planning experience, and/or related experience; OR Master's Degree with 8 years of configuration analyst, manufacturing analyst, operations, production planning experience, and/or related experience

  • Experience with SAP or other enterprise resource planning software

  • Experience with document management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

  • Experience with ISO9001/AS9100 audit proceedings

  • Experience with SQL databases

  • Experience with Inventory Management

  • Experience with automating tools and processes

  • Experience with and comprehensive understanding of software development and configuration management tools

  • The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules: For example, some roles offer the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

Salary Range 2: $107,000 - $160,600

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.