Associate Systems Engineer (SkillBridge)Northridge, CA

Requisition ID: R10073510

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Northridge, 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

  • Positions Available: 2

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 has an opening for an Associate Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position will be in Northridge, CA. The Systems Engineer will be responsible for coordination and collaboration with diverse engineering design teams to provide imaginative, technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems in establishing and managing the technical baseline in support of review milestones. The candidate will be executing tasks in system engineering functions. The position requires systems thinking and working knowledge of the full development life-cycle processes that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Candidate must exhibit strong leadership characteristics in coordinating with multiple teams and managing tasks.


  • Develop, maintain, and execute test plans for products ranging from components to sub-assemblies to vehicle-level systems.

  • Operate and/or support complex test systems and specialized test equipment.

  • Plans detail operations from digital models, blueprints, engineering orders, change notices, and other design releases.

  • Support Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) investigations.

  • Support updates to Interface Control Documents (ICDs), Interface Change Notices (ICNs), technical manuals, technical specifications, and system/subsystem documentation for the customer/end user

  • Generate manufacturing documentation, e.g., Acceptance Test Plans, Acceptance Test Procedures, Assembly Instructions, based on system/subsystem designs Support various technical meetings, such as Material Review Boards (MRB), Change Control Board (CCB), Engineering Review Board (ERB), to understand the latest configuration(s) of the system/subsystem integration and designs and assess impact.

  • Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected utilizing numerical data analysis tools to interpret test results.

  • Write test reports that include test results and conclusions based on the data collected

  • Provide systems engineering support as part of a trouble shooting teams with systems engineering expertise in multiple areas (e.g., RF, Mechanical, Electrical, and Material Properties)

  • Track individual metrics, maintain notebook, capture lessons learned and undocumented process details.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university with 0 years of experience in engineering; OR a Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university with 0 years of experience in engineering

  • Familiarity with working with electronic equipment

  • An active in-scope DoD Secret clearance

  • The ability to obtain program access (PAR). This PAR must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Engineering Physics; Master’s Degree.

  • Experience working on military aircraft / weapons systems / spacecraft systems.

  • Experience in developing, managing, and decomposing requirements.

  • Experience in system architecture, CONOPs, or model-based system engineering.

  • Experience in ICD development and integration.

  • Demonstrated communication and technical writing skills.

  • Proven ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders.

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, technical specifications, and operating procedures.

  • Ability to interpret electrical schematic diagrams and mechanical drawings.

  • MBSE and Agile Systems Engineering Experience.

  • Experience with DOORS, Confluence, and JIRA.

  • Familiarity with RCCA process.

  • Prior experience working in an AS9100 environment.

  • Experience working with RF or Electronics sensor systems.

  • Experience in configuration management process using a product lifecycle management tool, e.g., Teamcenter, Windchill, StarTeam


Salary Range: $68,100 - $102,100

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.