Staff Systems Engineer - Top Secret Redondo Beach, CA

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

The Space Systems Engineering and Integration Organization in SSSD has an opening for a NGP MSE Requirements and Verification Lead. This position will be located in the Space Park Center of Excellence in Redondo Beach, California.

The candidate needs to have demonstrated R&V experience, and the role is responsible for the following:

-Leading a team of roughly 9 individuals

-9 CDRL products, including the NGP SEMP

-5 SOW non-CDRL products

-Program DOORS architecture/support

-ECR implementation in program specifications

-R&V support for Mission Systems Threads

-FHM SE and program R&V metrics

-Requirement TBX resolution plans

-Facilitation of program level Requirements Working Group (RWG) with customer participation and review of all ECRs that are adjudicated at that WG

-Cross-IPT coordination setting the Program Engineering Change Board (PERB) agenda

-Coordination support to program milestones

-CAM responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:

-Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 14+ years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 12+ years of engineering experience OR PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience

-Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

-Dept. of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR

-Dept. of Energy Q clearance with a background investigation date within 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

-Active SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

-Master's Degree in Engineering

-Experience working on aircraft or spacecraft systems

-Experience in developing, managing, and decomposing requirements

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

-Experience in subsystem, payload, or system integration

-Experience using DOORS, Cameo

-Strong people skills

-Excellent communication skills (upward and downward)

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

-Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


-Educational Assistance

-Life Insurance

-Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

-Paid Time Off Health & Wellness Resources

-Employee Discounts

-Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,400

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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