Associate/Engineer Systems Safety Chandler, AZ

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

At Northrop Grumman Launch Vehicles, System Safety Engineering is involved in all phases of a program life cycle, from proposal generation to launch operations.

System Safety Engineering interfaces with the various Ranges to ensure that our launch vehicles meet safety requirements while providing high reliability to the customer.

The System Safety Engineer is responsible for working with a System Safety Engineering team that develops key range safety deliverables, and support system safety activities including ground safety, range safety and flight safety throughout a program's life cycle.

The System Safety Engineering deliverables are the only documents that provide a complete, true system description of the components, systems, launch vehicle and mission design, and as such require a high level of understanding of the entire design.

The System Safety Engineering effort includes interacting as part of a multi-disciplined engineering team to develop the launch system architecture and constituent elements for new and existing flight programs, as well as new business concepts and proposals.


Work with or lead a small team of System Safety engineers in defining, implementing and verifying System Safety requirements to ensure that the inherent risks are mitigated.

Apply the systems engineering process to define and verify launch vehicle and ground support equipment requirements to ensure safe operations and conduct system safety analyses to architect and implement a safe and robust system.

System Safety Engineers are responsible for understanding the entire mission, including the launch vehicle, payload, ground support equipment, range infrastructure and range safety interfaces.

System Safety Engineers are expected to understand how the different components, subsystems, systems and integrated launch vehicle function and interact, with a focus on System Safety.

Develops safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements and assist with defining, tracking, and gathering safety requirements verification artifacts.

This position may be offered at the Associate Engineer System Safety Level 1 or may be offered at the Engineer System Safety Level 2.

Basic Qualifications:

If offered at the Associate Engineer System Safety level 1 requires:

  • 0 Years with Bachelors in Science; or in lieu of degree must have 4 years of directly related sys safety range experience is required.

If offered at the Engineer System Safety level 2 requires:

  • 2 Years with Bachelors in Science; Masters degree plus 0 years of experience or in lieu of degree must have 6 years of directly related sys safety range experience is required

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • The ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance is required.

  • Experience with systems engineering processes.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills required to communicate with all levels from internal employees to customers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Established relationships with Range Safety Personnel

  • Experience with Solid Rocket Boost Stages

  • Experience in launch vehicle system integration, testing and evaluation

Salary Range: $60,600 - $91,000

Salary Range 2: $73,400 - $110,000

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

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