Senior Principal Configuration Analyst (Active Secret Clearance Required; Palmdale, CA)Palmdale, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Configuration Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, California.

In this role, you will be leading the Configuration Status Accounting team. You will be responsible for gathering the program information for engineering release, Engineering change status, Deviations, Waivers, Variances, Audit status, Action item status and actual configuration of all end items. You will oversee As-designed vs. As-built reconciliation, requiring significant collaboration working with Engineering, Manufacturing and Mission Assurance.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Planning and coordinating the preparation of project documentation, such as engineering drawings, production specifications and schedules, and contract modifications, to ensure customer contract requirements are met.

  • Reviewing contract to determine documentation required for each phase of project, applying knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes.

  • Analyzing proposed changes of product design to determine effect on overall product and system.

  • Coordinating modification records for management control.

  • Establishing change orders and preparing for change authorization and documentation by company and subcontractor.

  • Reviewing and analyzing released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities.

  • Supporting program configuration and data management requirements.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other 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.

Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:

  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.

  • Tuition Savings at Accredited Schools: Access a network of accredited schools in a variety of locations (and online) to take advantage of reduced tuition costs and waived fees.

  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree AND 10 years of related military/professional experience in Configuration and Data Management OR a Masters degree AND 8 years of related military/professional experience in Configuration and Data Management

  • Must have an active in-scope DoD Secret Clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current active PAR clearance

  • In-depth knowledge of EIA0649 and MIL Handbook 61A

  • Proficient experience in Microsoft Office

  • Excellent organizational skills to include the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines

  • Prior experience in Manufacturing

  • Prior experience MES/SAP/CPLM

  • Principle understanding of EBOMs, OBOMs, and MBOMs

Salary Range: $107,000 - $160,600

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 most positions.