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Northrop Grumman Principal Configuration Analyst in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is seeking a Principal Configuration Analyst to join our growing team of diverse professionals, either on-site in Sierra Vista, Arizona , or as a full-time teleworker .


  • Plans and coordinates preparation of project documentation, such as engineering drawings, production specifications and schedules, and contract modifications, to ensure customer contract requirements are met

  • Reviews contract to determine documentation required for each phase of project, applying knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes

  • Analyzes proposed changes of product design to determine effect on overall product and system

  • Coordinates modification records for management control

  • Establishes change orders and prepares for change authorization and documentation by company and subcontractor

  • Reviews and analyzes released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities

  • Assigns and controls program hardware / software data identification control numbers per requirements

  • Enforces and assigns part numbers and serial number requirements

  • Performs Technical Review Board and Configuration Control Board activities

  • Establishes agendas, publishes minutes, and tracks meeting actions

  • Processes change packages through lifecycle, including disposition and documentation for hardware and software configuration items

  • Performs program data release functions via Product Lifecycle Management tools

  • Develops and maintains various Configuration Data Management (CDM) reports to support program, including Configuration Status Reports, Engineering Change Request status, CDM performance metrics, etc.

  • Supports internal program CDM audits against program SOW and functional Command Media mandates

  • Provides aid to Functional Configuration Audits and performs Physical Configuration Audits

  • Documents Management for deliverable Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs) and non-CDRL documents


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of configuration, quality, and/or supplier analysis experience

  • Bachelor's degree in aviation, business, or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of configuration, quality, and/or supplier analysis experience

  • Master's degree in aviation, business, or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of configuration, quality, and/or supplier analysis experience

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment

  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with customers and team members

  • Extreme attention to detail while managing a variety of tasks, and ensuring complete accuracy

  • Supporting deliverables while coordinating among other team members

  • Working knowledge of Configuration Management processes

  • Working knowledge of Statement of Work (SOW) details outlined in contracts

  • Experience working in an environment & role that requires a sense of urgency to meet challenging and/or overlapping deadlines

  • Previous CDM experience on international programs

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 : Technical Support