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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineer - Reliability in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Sector has an opening for a Systems Engineer - Reliability to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Job Duties:

Perform various reliability related tasks including: providing reliability support to the design team through the performance of design tradeoffs, reliability failure rate/MTBF predictions, de-rating analysis, allocation of reliability requirements, performing failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) and identify fault modes and responses, identify critical items and document controls, and support to design reviews.

Develop technical solutions to potential reliability and availability problems.

Adapt probability and statistical tools to solve problems involving non-standard configurations and definitions of system success.

Utilize industry tools used to conduct Reliability analysis.

Prepare and present briefings to senior leadership and external customers.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 2+ years of experience in engineering, reliability, probability, statistics or electrical engineering OR

  • Master's degree from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline

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 Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Candidate must also have:

  • An understanding of how a unit functions independently as well as interact with other units.

  • Experience with modeling and simulations, and software analysis tools used in Reliability analysis.

  • Ability to perform various reliability engineering related tasks, such as reliability failure rate/MTBF predictions and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for identifying fault modes and responses

- Familiarity with functional block diagrams, reliability block diagrams, and ability to interpret schematics.

  • Must be an advanced user in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of technical principles, theories, subsystem design, and knowledge of general satellite design

  • Combining hands-on Reliability Analysis and modeling skills for satellite, directed energy hardware and systems

  • PM&P and Electronics Design experience or exposure

  • SSBI or SCI Access

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