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Northrop Grumman Weapons Engineer/Principal Weapons Engineer in Melbourne, Florida

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Weapons Engineer / Principal Weapons Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

The Weapons Engineer / Principal Weapons Engineer is expected to be a highly-motivated self-starter with an ability to operate effectively on a team of engineers and technicians. General understanding of Military Standards, Suspension and Release Equipment (S&RE), and MIL-STD-1760 Stores Management Systems (SMS). Daily activities include evaluating electro-mechanical systems, products, components, and applications by designing and testing products. Specific tasks performed in this role are requirements management, system integration, test plan development, and test execution of a weapon system throughout the entire development, demonstration, and production phases.

The successful candidate should possess some familiarization of SMS/S&RE-related hardware and software requirements and in the definition, design, integration, test, and certification (end-to-end development) and operation of SMS and S&RE. The successful candidate must also be familiar with governing standards to include Universal Armament Interface (UAI) Platform-Store ICD, MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-8591, MIL-STD-2088, etc., and have some experience preparing detailed requirements specifications, statements of work, test plans and procedures, certification plans and procedures, performance reports, etc., related to these governing standards.

The successful candidate will be expected to understand all system requirements, develop statements of work, specifications and interface control documents, prepare, monitor and update program schedules, conduct and participate in all related design reviews, and provide technical guidance to the cross-functional team.

We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people.


This requisition may be filled at either Weapons Engineer or Principal Weapons Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Weapons Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2 years of electronics engineering experience OR Master's Degree in a STEM discipline.

  • Principal Weapons Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of electronics engineering experience OR Master's Degree a STEM discipline and 3 years of electronics engineering experience OR PhD

  • Experience with military aircraft design and/or operation to include requirements development and verification

  • Active U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance that has been granted/renewed within the past 5 years and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with weapons and payload systems

  • In-depth knowledge of governing standards to include UAI Platform-Store ICD, MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-8591, MIL-STD-2088

  • Active Secret clearance with access to Special Program

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees

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.

Job Category : Engineering