Staff Systems Engineer - Leading Systems Engineering Effort on Rapid Concepts Advanced Missile Program **W/ ACTIVE 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.

We are currently seeking a Staff Systems Engineer - Leading Systems Engineering effort on Rapid Concepts Advanced Missile Program to lead the systems engineering efforts on one of missile programs with our talented Advanced Weapons team.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the full systems engineering lifecycle of missile / weapon system development programs. They will also have the technical depth on one or more of the subsystems of missile/weapon system. This candidate will support the Program Manager on the proposal and program planning for the various systems engineering efforts. This position will require close collaboration with team members of other projects to leverage on existing technology as well as working with the program team to innovate system architecture to adapt to the industry and customer's needs.

In this role, the selected candidate will (but not be limited to):

  • Lead system engineering team to support proposal and program planning; develop basis of estimates and support the development of the technical volume.

  • Identify staffing and resource needs on the program; allocate available resources to best support the proposal and program activities

  • Perform requirements development, management, analysis, and traceability, to translate customer requirements and CONOPS into systems requirements, and further allocate to lower-level requirements

  • Perform functional analysis and systems trade studies for technical solutions with respect to concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance

  • Lead the effort of system/subsystems integration, test, and requirements verification activities

  • Define and track system technical performance measurement

  • Generate well-defined and executable system and subsystem requirements documents, interface documents, and test and verification documents

  • Prepare system engineering materials during System Requirements Review, System Functional Review, Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review, System Verification Review, Test Readiness Review, and other program reviews as needed

  • Collaborate cross-functionally/IPTs to establish and maintain coherent information among team members in an integrated digital environment

  • Support the PM and Chief Engineer to make well-structed decisions for program execution.

  • Act as an advisor to inter-organizational management and external customers on advanced technical research studies and applications

  • Support Program Management activities to ensure cost and schedule objectives are met

  • Manage critical subcontractors for the developing and testing of tactical missile technologies and delivery of quality products

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

This position is contingent upon available funding/program award.

The selected candidate for this position is required to be on-site in Northridge, CA.

Basic qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of systems engineering experience; will consider Master of Science in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of twelve (12) years of systems engineering experience

  • Must have technical leadership experience

  • Must have experience in development/integration of multiple subsystems into a defense/weapon system

  • Must have demonstrated experience in developing advanced technological ideas and guide their development into a final product

  • Must have proven experience in communicating with all levels of peers, management, and customers in a methodical, detailed and process-oriented fashion.

  • Must have experience with Requirements Management Tool, e.g., DOORS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with periodic reinvestigation within the last five (5) years.

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering

  • Experience with Digital Engineering

Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,400

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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