Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer - Mission Planning SME (SkillBridge)Manhattan Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10160581

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

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

  • Travel Required: No

  • 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 one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322. 29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service , for up to 180 days . The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels.  SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as Active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

 - Has served at least 180 days on active duty

 - Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

 - Will receive an honorable discharge

 - Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

 - Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

 - Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer to join our growing team of diverse professionals. The selected candidate will be motivated, energetic, and willing to learn. The candidate will work in a dual role on a small team within the Mission Planning and Decision Support Operating Unit (OU), functioning as a Mission Planning Subject Matter Expert (SME) and as a Systems Engineer, supporting Agile development of cloud-based solutions. Tasks will range from Operational Scenario and Workflow development, UI/UX development and evaluation, external system interface design, system architecture and design, system development, to integration and test.

This requisition may be filled at Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer level:

  • Systems Engineer - Bachelor's degree in STEM (and 2 years of relevant experience; or 0 Years with Masters) or additional years of experience in lieu of degree may be considered

  • Principal Systems Engineer - Bachelor's degree in STEM (and 5 years of relevant experience, or Masters and 3 years, or 0 years with PhD) or additional years of experience in lieu of degree may be considered

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance is required (Investigation within the last 5 years)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain SAP clearance

  • Ability to work on-site in Manhattan Beach (CA)

  • 2+ years Operational Mission Planning experience in an aviation context for Combat Air Forces (CAF), including weapons delivery planning for a manned platform

  • 2+ years experience in System Engineering activities such as operational concept development, architecture definition, requirements development and management, verification and validation, authoring whitepapers and performing trade studies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Meets DoD SkillBridge qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

For all positions: Following are good to have, but are not required:

  • 2+ years operational experience planning missions using Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS)

  • Experience coordinating from a unit, between the unit and an Air Operations Center (AOC)

  • Experience testing mission planning software

  • Experience developing automated test procedures

  • Experience as a Software Engineer or Systems Engineer on an Agile software-development effort

  • Experience with UI/UX development

  • Understanding and experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

Salary Range: $87,200 - $130,800

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $160,900

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.