Staff Engineer Systems (SEIT Lead)Fairfax, VA

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, 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 are making history.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and 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.

With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. #definingpossible

The Mission Exploitation Operating Unit (MEXOU) is looking for a Staff Systems Engineer to join the program supporting the Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) organization as the SEIT Lead. This position can be filled from either Fairfax, VA or Linthicum, MD

Roles and responsibilities of the SEIT Lead to include, but are not limited to:

  • Diplomatically interface with all levels of management, employees, internal and external customers, and vendors

  • Lead a diverse engineering team and be responsible for the end-to-end technical execution, cost, schedule, quality, and staffing for the MEXOU product line

  • This position requires multidiscipline knowledge in all areas related to engineering including systems design, hardware, and integration and test.

  • The candidate will be reliable, resourceful, work accurately and independently with an ability to anticipate, initiate, and follow through with all responsibilities.

  • The SEIT Lead will oversee engineering program planning and execution, Earned Value Management System (EVMS) reporting, briefings and providing overall leadership and coordination of a multi-disciplined Engineering team.

  • The position will be tasked with project leadership and cost account management (CAM) responsibilities.

  • Engineering Review Board representation over total systems lifecycle (SRR, SFR, SDR, PDR, CDR, SVR, TRR, PRR, and FRR) for the system technical baseline

  • Understanding of DoD systems engineering requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of requirements analysis, derivation, and management, CONOPs development, cost and risk analysis, and system design.

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with 14 years of relevant experience; 12 years with a Master's; or 9 years with a PhD.

  • Proactive, highly motivated, and adaptable, with excellent organizational skills including the ability to juggle multiple tasks, changing needs, and competing priorities. Individual must be able to complete a wide variety of tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Able to work in a dynamic, operational environment at a government off-site.

  • Experience working in a technical environment, with interface to engineering and science leaders, managers, and employees.

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel) and intranet/internet proficiency

  • Top Secret Clearance /w SCI eligibility and willingness to sit for a poly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with design and development of national security satellites, interfaces and ground systems architecture and/or integration of multiple IPTs is strongly preferred

  • Experience working on Agile programs and methodology.

  • Understanding and implementation of Model Based Systems Engineering

  • TS/SCI with poly

  • Experience working in a defense customer and aerospace industry firm.

  • Experience with Northrop Grumman processes and procedures

Salary Range: $157,500 - $247,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.