Staff Engineer - Design - Secret Clearance Northridge, 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 is currently seeking a Staff System Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Advanced Weapons Business Unit organization.

As a Staff System Design Engineer for Telemetry and Flight Termination Systems (TM/FTS), you will be responsible for the design, development, and qualification of the TM/FTS for the SiAW program and leadership for TM/FTS roadmap development for the Advanced Weapons Business Unit (AWBU).

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the management for delivery of TM/FTS assets to support SiAW flight test activities.

  • Lead and support Flight Termination System (FTS) requirements and architecture derivation, design, analysis, test, and qualification. Understand, derive, and maintain requirements from Range Commanders Council (RCC) documentation and the RCC-319 tailoring process.

  • Communication of the design, design verification testing and qualification test plans and results, and status of the TM/FTS design to the SiAW Customer and Relevant RSO's

  • Lead/support system safety, mishap risk identification and mitigation processes.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Familiarity with RCC standards, including RCC 319-14, RCC 319-19, and RCC 324.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in a STEM discipline, or Aeronautical Engineering.

  • Current Special Access Program (SAP).

  • Familiarity with IADS software and IRIG-106 standards.

  • Experience with MIL-STD-882E and Non-Nuclear Munitions Safety Board (NNMSB).

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

We offer flexible work arrangements, a 4/40 work schedule with every Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Living in Northridge offers a perfect combination of urban living with the beauty of nature. It is a short drive away from downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, or the rest of the San Fernando Valley.

Take advantage of your flexible work schedule to enjoy shopping at the local Northridge Fashion Center or spend time at the local Recreation Center as well as easy access to nearby protected natural areas such as the Chatsworth Reservoir, the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, Lake Balboa or within driving distance, spend a day at the beach. With Cal State Northridge right in the heart of town, the area has an active college-town energy combined with family-friendly suburban charm. The stunning southern California climate makes for year-round easy living. With an average of 284 sunny days during the year , it is safe to say you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor activities to the fullest.

To learn even more about our site please visit this link Northrop Grumman in Northridge, California - Northrop Grumman

Salary Range: $146,000 - $219,000

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Apply Now Search All Jobs