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Northrop Grumman Principal Airworthiness Engineer in San Diego, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as an Airworthiness Engineer based out of San Diego. As an Airworthiness Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you'll get to do:

Performs technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities for complex total systems with IPT/REs as well as customer counterparts. Review and coordination with other airworthiness engineers as well as internal engineering disciplines performed at all levels of total system to include: design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

Performs functional and process analyses, requirements allocation and definition studies to translate customer requirements into criteria and requirements. Ensures the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness requirements into system solutions to meet program objectives (e.g. Flight releases, Type certification, continued airworthiness, and operation or airspace integration)

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or related discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of military airworthiness consulting and certification experience, OR combined 2 years years of military airworthiness consulting and certification experience with 3 years of design engineering OR Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of airworthiness consulting and certification experience experience OR PhD. Degree.

  • Demonstrated work experience in military manned or unmanned aircraft systems with continued airworthiness, airworthiness including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities

  • Familiarity of MIL-HDBK-516C.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.

  • Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university

  • Experience with Military, DoD, and Civil Airworthiness experience.

  • Military aircraft development or modification experience

  • Ability to initiate Airworthiness Certification process improvement initiatives

  • Design Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Air Vehicle Subsystems, Avionics, Mission Payload Integration, System Safety, Software, Software Safety

  • Experience with one or more of the following: MIL-STDs-1797, 810, 1530, 3013, 882E, 1796

  • USAF Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, and Airworthiness Bulletins (AWB)

  • System Safety Risk Assessments (SSRA), program risks and hazard analyses

  • A current U.S. Government DoD Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

  • Civil (FAA, TC, EASA) or DoD (USAF, USN, US Army) Aviation certification experience

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering

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