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Northrop Grumman Principal Technical Services Librarian/ Sr. Principal Technical Services Librarian in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Principal Technical Services Librarian/ Sr. Principal Technical Services Librarian to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California, and will support the Engineering Technical Operations organization.

Job Requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee all aspects of the virtual Engineering Technical Library

  • Providing online searches and supporting the evolving research needs for the acquisition, discovery, use, and management of data resources and tools

  • Performing research for the engineering community as well as effectively guiding engineers to utilize the online resources for their work flows, supporting innovative ideas for potential business, and intellectual property pursuits

  • Develop and implement initiatives to promote and increase awareness of library services and programs.

  • Establish and growing internal relationships at all levels; maintaining strong ties with management and business management

  • Oversee external content supplier negotiations and renewals for resources and services

  • Collaborate with internal departments and other library and information resources within the Northrop Grumman enterprise

  • Acquire standards and print books for approved departmental purchases

  • Handle journal requests via deposit accounts and utilizing document delivery services

  • Develop and implement departmental procedures and tools

  • Handle technical access issues, coordinating vendor training webinars, marketing library resources and services

  • Manage copyright compliance questions and issues and become a Subject matter expert in licensing and pricing models, and provide copyright guidelines and principles

  • May consider Full-Time and/or Part-Time teleworking for this position.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


This requisition may be filled at either the Principal Technical Services Librarian level or the Sr. Principal Technical Services Librarian level.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BQ for Principal Technical Services Librarian: Bachelor's Degree with 6 years of experience working as a librarian, and/or in engineering, and/or in the aerospace industry; OR Master's Degree with 4 years of experience working as a librarian, and/or in engineering, and/or in the aerospace industry

  • BQ for Sr. Principal Technical Services Librarian: Bachelor's Degree with 10 years of experience working as a librarian, and/or in engineering, and/or in the aerospace industry; OR Master's Degree with 8 years of experience working as a librarian, and/or in engineering, and/or in the aerospace industry

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with aerospace, science, and engineering resources and how to search them

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer-centered library services.

  • SharePoint 2013 and website experience.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Knowledge of information management technologies such as collaboration and search tools

  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge in providing an on-going review of process improvement.

  • Effectively identifying and interpreting metrics to evaluate usage of digital resources

  • Attention to detail and ensuring quality in services and communication

  • Comfortable with a high level of flexibility and adaptable to change in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic budget planning and affordable execution for providing required and relevant information sources

  • Ability to work independently in adherence to departmental and company guidelines with minimal guidance

  • Adept at working in a diverse organizational team environment along with creating positive relationships in cross-sector collaborations

  • Current DOD Secret clearance

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.

Job Category : Administrative Services