Sr. Principal Aeronautical Engineer (Triton Air Vehicle SME)San Diego, 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.

Description

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.

Job Description / SOW :

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Triton Air Vehicle Subject Matter Expert to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located Rancho Bernardo, CA with final assignment location in Edinburgh, Australia . This individual will act as the NGAS lead for Edinburgh and Tindal.

Essential Functions :

  • Provide Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) Engineering support to Northrop Grumman Australia (NGA) to support the receipt, testing, and operation of the Triton Air Vehicle. The Air Vehicle will be based in Tindal AUS, the NGA engineering staff will be in Edinburgh AUS. Travel within AUS will be required.

  • Provide expansive engineering expertise of the Air Vehicle, requiring familiarity with all disciplines within the air vehicle IPT (airframe, subsystems, installations, harnessing, structures, etc.), familiarity with functions of associated IPTs such as the Vehicle Management Systems and Build IPTs, and functional areas such as SEIT and Test.

  • Train and educate Commonwealth engineers, technical staff and remote pilots on the Triton air vehicle

  • Central point for communicating with the NGAS IPTs in support of engineering investigations preformed by NGA in response to defects, deficiencies, or requests for support raised by the NGA maintenance organization.

  • Lead the assessment of USN provided design changes and system modifications in order to enable NGA to determine the impact on capability, system safety, and avaialbility.

  • Maintain liaison role with NGAS IPTs in San Diego having direct impact on the air vehicles, configuration management, technical orders, service bulletins, field modifications, and other support activities to exchange information, coordinate efforts, and resolve problems.

The Subject Matter Expert will work closely with the customer and local community in support of and in compliance with company policies and objectives. There will be a Ground Segment SME also located in Edinburgh, and additional systems/payloads/networks SMEs located in Tindal to coordinate with.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. This position requires excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as demonstrated leadership and problem-solving skills.

This position is a rotational assignment that will be based in Edinburgh, Australia from April 2024 through December 2025. Start date of January 2024 is required for processing. A comprehensive overseas compensation package, including relocation assistance, is provided.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with 9 or more years of Engineering experience, a Master's degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 7 years of engineering experience, or a PhD in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 4 years engineering experience.

  • Active Top Secret clearance required to start.

  • Must have the ability to work on-site in Edinburgh, Australia for at least two years.

  • Previous direct experience with aircraft systems.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Previous experience with the Triton Air Vehicle

  • Previous experience with the Triton IFC4 Configuration

  • Ability to read engineering drawings and system schematics.

  • Experience with conceptual operation, integration and troubleshooting of typical aircraft subsystems.

  • Experience interfacing with military and international customers.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Experience with SIEMENS Teamcenter, JIRA, and CATIA.

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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.