Sr Principal Engineer Manufacturing SystemsSan 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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Engineer Manufacturing Systems based out of San Diego, CA.

This Systems Engineering role is in the Operations organization and will report to the Division Operations Systems Engineering department head. The focus of this organization is in accelerate affordable maturation of Product Lines and programs by providing a technical, systems-based Operations voice throughout the capture, product development, and Operations execution phases. The role is an onsite based position in San Diego campuses to achieve strategic objectives and further differentiate the San Diego campuses from its competitors and expand on our Operations Systems Engineering Mission. Area of focus for this position concentrates in Systems Engineering to drive early collaboration between other organizations and the Operations (Manufacturing and Test) organization to enable successful product launches into production.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the tasks outlined below:

Product Development and Design Support

  • Developing Manufacturing plans and supporting product development

  • Partnering with the Engineering / design organization to improve producibility

  • Supporting cost trade analyses and trade studies for make/buy decisions

  • Provide Manufacturing Readiness Assessment support

  • Identify risks and developing mitigation strategies

  • Recommending product design improvements required to produce advanced microelectronics products

Identify Operations Investment Needs

  • Coordinate with the department head on capital needs for new programs / products.

  • Collaborate with the Industrial Engineering and capital planning department for new capital investments.

Support Business Capture Efforts

  • Help business management develop teaming & cost strategies

  • Help shape Operations related requirement in RFP

  • Validate ability to source, produce, test, inspect, deliver & maintain product offerings

  • Identify Operations related risks/opportunities & handling strategies

  • Incorporating culture change to drive new streamlined approaches for early engagement

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a BS degree in STEME or related technical field and at least 9+ years of applicable experience; (OR an MS Degree and 7+ years of applicable experience; OR a PhD Degree and 4+ years of applicable experience.)

  • Fluency in MS Office software applications

  • An Active DoD Secret Security Clearance (US Citizenship is required.)

  • Experience leading or managing projects

  • Extensive Systems Engineering experience.

  • Manufacturing Engineering Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's in systems Engineering experience a huge plus

  • Superlative communication skills to interface with all levels of an organization; must be comfortable presenting to BU VPs and Directors; presenting technical topics.

  • Experience developing design to cost models using industry wide acceptable cost estimation tools a huge plus.

  • Experience in IPC Class 3 electronics design and manufacturing

  • Experience in design qualification and reliability analyses

  • Knowledge of microelectronics technology and materials

  • Experience in reviewing and challenging technical documentation

  • Experience in preparation of contract changes and supporting proposals

  • Knowledge of requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS or similar)

  • Experience with Lean, Six Sigma

  • Familiarity with J-STD, MIL-STD, and MIL-HBK requirements (e.g., AS6500, etc)

Salary Range: $133,000 - $199,600

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.