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Northrop Grumman Staff Systems Engineer - IPT Lead in Woodland Hills, 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 a Systems Engineer IPT Lead based out of Woodland Hills, CA. As a Systems Engineer IPT Lead 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.

The Western Region Engineering & Sciences organization supporting the Navigation and Positioning Systems and Integrated Digital Systems business areas at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead based out of Woodland Hills, CA.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Lead engineering efforts on subteams of programs that deliver inertial and navigation systems or mission computers and cockpit upgrades.

  • Responsible for meeting business goals for engineering cost and schedule for scope of work as assigned.

  • Oversee and manage the engineering design, development, test and integration of hardware and software products/ subsystems.

  • Own the overall technical quality and performance, budget (cost), and schedule for the engineering content of the assigned scope of work.

  • Ensure that the subteam is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment in accordance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards.

  • Serve as the interface to the Program Manager, SEIT Lead, Chief Engineer, and other IPT leads to coordinate subteam technical and programmatic status and issues.

  • Serve as the interface to the Engineering Discipline/Department Managers to coordinate staffing requirements and ensure proper skill mix to support subteam activities.

  • Serve as the interface for Configuration Management, Subcontract Management and Manufacturing Operations for assigned scope of work.

  • Track and communicate the subteam's technical metrics.

  • Lead subsystem and low-level technical reviews.

  • Mentor junior technical contributors.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or related discipline with 14 years of relevant experience; Master's degree with 12 years of relevant experience; PhD with 7 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience leading a small team on a technical development effort or technical production support.

  • Experience with generating or reviewing cost estimates/basis of estimates (BOEs).

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a technical field.

  • Technical project management with budget experience

  • Experience in bid and proposal development.

  • Knowledge of engineering planning, scheduling, metrics, earned value systems, and workload forecasting.

  • Technical experience in avionics or guidance and navigation control systems.

  • Demonstrated experience mentoring junior technical contributors.

  • Current Secret or Top Secret level security clearance.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Additional benefits

Education Assistance

Training and Development

9/80 Schedule at Many Sites

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Job Category : Engineering