Staff Systems Engineer - Missile-Platform Integration (AHT)Northridge, CA

Requisition ID: R10160396

  • 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: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Staff Systems Engineer – Leading Systems Engineering (SE) effort on our Air Warfare Weapon Systems team to lead the systems engineering efforts for integrating our NG missiles onto F-35 combat aircraft and other platforms with our talented Advanced Weapons team.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the full systems engineering lifecycle of missile / weapon system development and test programs. They will also have the technical depth on one or more of the subsystems of missile/weapon system, including the electrical/mechanical/logical interface and aero/structural knowledge. This candidate will support the Program Manager on the proposal and program planning for the various systems engineering efforts. This position will require close collaboration with team members of other projects to leverage on existing technology as well as working with the program team and customers to innovate system architecture to adapt to the industry and customer’s needs.

This role will be located at our Northridge, CA. Location.

In this role, the selected candidate will (but not be limited to):

•Lead systems engineering team to execute platform-store integration programs for the integration, test, and requirements verification activities.

•Lead system engineering team to support proposal and program planning; develop rough order estimates and basis of estimates and support the development of technical volumes and white papers.

•Lead the SE-efforts to perform system analyses necessary to support for Flight clearance and provide flight-test-related recommendation and assessment, such as test planning and post-flight performance evaluation

•Be responsible for the SE-related work packages on the program’s fully resource-loaded Integrated Master Schedule (IMS); work with the scheduler to maintain the IMS.

•Be responsible and work with Business management to manage Cost Account for inclusion in the Earned value management System (EVMS) monthly reports.

•Analyze and manage system requirements for its traceability to customer’s requirements/constraints and to lower-level requirements and designs.

•Perform functional analysis and systems trade studies for technical solutions with respect to concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance.

•Define and track system technical performance measurement.

•Generate well-defined and executable system and subsystem requirements documents, interface documents, and test and verification documents.

•Prepare and present system engineering materials during major reviews such as System Requirements Review, System Functional Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, System Verification Review, Test Readiness Review, and other program reviews as needed.

•Collaborate cross-functionally/IPTs to establish and maintain coherent information among team members in an integrated digital environment.

•Support the PM and Chief Engineer to make well-structed decisions for program execution.

•Act as an advisor to inter-organizational management and external customers on advanced technical research studies and applications; support various working groups for safety, testing, etc.

•Manage critical subcontractors for the developing and testing of tactical missile technologies and delivery of quality products.

•Provide supervision and act as Point of Contact (POC) for CDRL/SDRL submittal completion by the contractual due date.

•Provide single POC for Systems Engineering issues and questions from the customer.

•Mentor less experienced engineers.

•Identify staffing and resource needs across programs; allocate available resources to best support the proposal and program activities.

Basic qualifications:

•Must have an Active DoD Secret Clearance

•Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of systems engineering experience; will consider Master of Science in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of twelve (12) years of systems engineering experience.

•Must have led technical system/subsystems development and testing relevant to missile/weapon system.

•Must have extensive experience in development and integration of multiple subsystems relevant to missile/weapon system.

•Must have extensive experience in integration and testing of two complex systems (such as missile to platform) with respect to electrical/mechanical/logical interface and/or aero/structural aspect(s).

•Must have extensive experience in evaluating system level performance of a missile/weapon system

•Must have demonstrated experience in developing advanced technological ideas and guide their development into a final product.

•Must have experience in making technical decisions that impact system/subsystem-level designs and/or requirements

•Must have experience as a CAM.

Preferred Qualifications :

•Active DoD Secret Clearance with periodic reinvestigation within the last five (5) years.

•Experience with system/subsystem requirements development, analysis, and management using Requirements Management Tool, e.g., DOORS.

•Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering.

•Experience with Digital Engineering.

•Experience in SAP security environment.

•Certified member of INCOSE

*Living in Northridge offers a perfect combination of urban living with the beauty of nature. It is a short drive away from downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, or the rest of the San Fernando Valley.

Take advantage of your flexible work schedule to enjoy shopping at the local Northridge Fashion Center or spend time at the local Recreation Center as well as easy access to nearby protected natural areas such as the Chatsworth Reservoir, the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, Lake Balboa or within driving distance, spend a day at the beach or snow ski at our local mountains. With Cal State Northridge right in the heart of town, the area has an active college-town energy combined with family-friendly suburban charm. The stunning southern California climate makes for year-round easy living. With an average of 284 sunny days during the year, it is safe to say you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor activities to the fullest.


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Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

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.