Sr. Staff Subsystems Lead EngineerPalmdale, CA

Requisition ID: R10161961

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Palmdale, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Subsystems Design Engineer OR Senior Principal Subsystems Design Engineer . This position is located in Palmdale, CA.

The Sr. Staff Subsystems Lead Engineer will provide technical leadership to a team of engineers as part of the Vehicle Engineering (VE) technical organization. The VE organization provides responsible engineering support to a restricted program within the Strike Division. The team includes mechanisms, environment control systems, power systems, fuel systems, hydraulic systems, fire protection systems, vehicle management and electrical subsystems.

Responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Responsible for the technical quality of the Subsystems team's program deliverables (i.e. engineering analysis, internal/external briefings, etc.)

  • Planning technical scope and tasking between multiple business operating units for the Subsystems team to be successful in accomplishing the program’s Statement of Work (SOW).

  • Participating in internal program, customer and supplier technical exchange meetings and formal program milestone reviews to provide and/or obtain progress status updates.

  • Developing program/project planning strategies, as well as cost & schedule implications

  • Aligning team responsibilities with IPT/Program milestones and deliverables

The selected candidate will provide technical guidance and oversight to a multi-disciplined team of Responsible Engineers (REs), as well ensure program cost, schedule and technical goals are met by coordinate people resources assigned to tasking across the program enterprise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science degree with 14+ years of experience; or a Master’s in Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science degree with 12 years of experience or a PhD with 9 years of experience

  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Possess key skills necessary to create and read Electrical Schematics, Cable Block Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams and translate info/data into Cable and Wire Harness Diagrams.

  • Experience in a combination of ECS, Fuel, Powerplant, Landing Gear, and Hydraulic installations.

  • Experience and ability to work with the manufacturing team, support A/V testing, and support A/V integration as needed.

  • High level of proficiency using CATIA V5 in the development of aircraft Subsystem Installations.

  • Ability to understand/apply platform environmental requirements to design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance

  • Understanding of leadership versus management, and the responsibilities of both

  • Understanding systems engineering approach toward Subsystems Development and Systems Integration

  • Understanding the level of technical design and support required at different program phases

  • Understanding of Subsystems impacts to System performance, health, and maintenance

  • Understanding of Subsystems disciplines, skillsets, and levels within those disciplines, disciplines that the Subsystems RE will interface with, and Supplier RE’s (Supplier Specs and Supplier Management).

  • Understanding of Subsystems data analysis to support troubleshooting and subsystem integration

  • Understanding of Subsystems technical manual updates and coordination as an Electrical Wire Harness / RF Cable Engineer, SOW will entail designing, analyzing, and supporting procurement and fabrication/assembly of Wire Harness and RF Cables inclusive of Wire Shielding and grounding methodology, EMI/RFI, circuit redundancy and separation techniques.

Salary Range: $166,500 - $249,700

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.

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