Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer - Mission Planning SME (AHT)Manhattan Beach, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer to join our growing team of diverse professionals. The selected candidate will be motivated, energetic, and willing to learn. The candidate will work in a dual role on a small team within the Mission Planning and Decision Support Operating Unit (OU), functioning as a Mission Planning Subject Matter Expert (SME) and as a Systems Engineer, supporting Agile development of cloud-based solutions. Tasks will range from Operational Scenario and Workflow development, UI/UX development and evaluation, external system interface design, system architecture and design, system development, to integration and test.

This requisition may be filled at Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer level:

  • Systems Engineer - Bachelor's degree in STEM (and 2 years of relevant experience; or 0 Years with Masters) or additional years of experience in lieu of degree may be considered

  • Principal Systems Engineer - Bachelor's degree in STEM (and 5 years of relevant experience, or Masters and 3 years, or 0 years with PhD) or additional years of experience in lieu of degree may be considered

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance is required (Investigation within the last 5 years)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain SAP clearance

  • Ability to work on-site in Manhattan Beach (CA)

  • 2+ years Operational Mission Planning experience in an aviation context for Combat Air Forces (CAF), including weapons delivery planning for a manned platform

  • 2+ years experience in System Engineering activities such as operational concept development, architecture definition, requirements development and management, verification and validation, authoring whitepapers and performing trade studies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

For all positions: Following are good to have, but are not required:

  • 2+ years operational experience planning missions using Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS)

  • Experience coordinating from a unit, between the unit and an Air Operations Center (AOC)

  • Experience testing mission planning software

  • Experience developing automated test procedures

  • Experience as a Software Engineer or Systems Engineer on an Agile software-development effort

  • Experience with UI/UX development

  • Understanding and experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

Salary Range: $87,200 - $130,800

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $160,900

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.