Northrop Grumman Engineer Systems Architect 5 in Woodland Hills, California

Engineer Systems Architect 5

Requisition ID: 18006246

Location(s): United States-California-Woodland Hills

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an exceptionally qualified and proven senior systems architect to join our internationally recognized team of experts who are revolutionizing navigation technology and digital cockpit capabilities of fixed and rotary wing military aircraft for the United States and its allies. This position will report to the SoCal Systems Engineering manager in Woodland Hills, CA, and will focus on setting strategy and lead successful implementation of model based systems engineering (MBSE) practices. The systems architect must be capable of leading MBSE efforts in support of program execution and acquisition of new business.

For program execution, the systems architect will:

  • Serves as the technical authority for MBSE strategy and implementation

  • Acts as advisor to management and customers on MBSE practices

  • Coordinates with Program leadership, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leads and Engineers, Project Engineering Leads and Functional leadership to ensure the integrity and executability of MBSE

  • Collaborates with the management team (functional engineering, program office, supply chain management, contract, and business management) to deploy processes and metrics per Northrop Grumman Command Media, and to identify any resources required for effective MBSE implementation

  • Ensures that the decisions on technical approaches are aligned with established MBSE plan to achieve optimal technical, schedule, and financial performance

  • Serves as the focal point for definition and control of MBSE requirements for existing and future product development.

  • Engages in formal and informal mentoring to support knowledge transfer and talent development

For acquisition of new business, the senior Engineer:

  • Champions MBSE as a proven solution for schedule optimization, affordability, and more predictable technical performance

  • Develops deep and enduring Customer relationships by working closely with them and understanding their needs

  • Prepares and presents briefings, concept papers and proposals to Customers and Northrop Grumman leadership to develop new business opportunities and satisfy customer MBSE requirements.

  • Controls and optimizes the product and process over its life-cycle by continuing to develop or further enhance the MBSE architectural framework

  • Conducts cost-benefit trade-offs and analyses to assess implementation of MBSE on new product development initiatives

  • Implements metrics and data-driven decision making to track and improve MBSE efficiency and effectiveness

Basic Qualifications:

The successful Systems Architect candidate must meet all Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience or an M.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading MBSE implementation in large programs

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing to effectively interact with high level Customers, along with demonstrated experience in preparing concept papers, briefings, trade studies, proposals, and similar documents

  • Excellent leadership skills to plan, estimate, organize, integrate and lead MBSE activities across multiple engineering disciplines, along with the ability to effectively motivate people to work as an integrated team across locations, companies and cultures

  • Experience with employment of CONOPS for the development of system architectures and requirements that are optimized to meet the customer’s operational needs at lowest cost

  • Broad technical and MBSE experience, across multiple platforms, and encompassing the entire product development lifecycle

  • In-depth technical expertise in MBSE techniques; requirements management, interface control and verification; trade studies and analysis of alternatives; development of end to end solutions

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally

  • Must possess a current active Secret Clearance or above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record as a successful introduction/implementation of MBSE practices to new and ongoing programs

  • Proven track record as a successful MBSE architect on multiple fixed and rotary wing military aircraft for at least 10 years

  • Experience in certification of military aircraft systems for operation in civilian airspace, including DO-178, DO-254, DO-160, DO-236, DO-229, DO-283, etc. and Global Air Traffic Management (GATM)

  • Experience with international programs and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

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.

Title: Engineer Systems Architect 5

Location: California-Woodland Hills

Requisition ID: 18006246