Northrop Grumman Proposal Systems Engineer Lead 5 in El Segundo, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering, Sciences and Technology (ES&T) 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!

What You'll get to Do:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for a qualified senior system engineer to join a Corporate Priority Win (CPW)proposal as the Proposal Systems Engineering Lead based out of El Segundo. This candidate will lead the system engineering technical write-up and cost estimating strategy for the proposal. The candidate will also coordinate with the system engineers of the various product team to ensure the process description as well as our product offering is consistent across the team. The proposal effort is estimated to be 1 year, which would then be followed by a senior systems engineering position in this business area.

Roles and responsibilities can include:

  • Compiles cost, schedule, and technical SE products that support the proposal in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications.

  • Coordinates with functional departments the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance data from other programs.

  • Researches and analyzes historical data, develops cost models to support proposal efforts.

  • Participates in fact-finding meetings and represents SE in proposal stand-up meetings

  • Participates in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and functional representatives.

  • Coordination and or generation of task descriptions (TDs) and associated basis of estimates (BOEs)

  • Application of systems engineering processes to develop systems that meet customer requirements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 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.

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Job Qualifications:

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 14 years of Engineering experience, or Master's in STEM discipline with 12 years of Engineering experience, or PhD with 9 years of experience.

  • Experience writing software or system requirements for sensors (EO/IR, radar, etc.), ground systems, mission planning, avionics or related systems

  • Experience with requirements database development, management, maintenance experience (e.g. DOORS, Requisite Pro), Trade Studies analysis/development

  • Experience with MS Windows applications and proficient in the use of MS Office software

  • Experience in being part of proposal teams.

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance with a recent (< 5 years) investigation completion date.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience with software prototype development

  • Experience with writing interface definitions

  • Experience with CAMEO engineering tool

  • Experience with developing missile defense systems

  • Active DoD Top Secret or SCI access