Sr Staff Engineer Systems- Chief EngineerSan Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10152889

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: San Diego, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 looking for you to join our team as a Senior Staff Systems Engineer with our Mission Systems Sector, based out of San Diego, CA.

What You'll Get to Do:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Staff Systems Engineer who will be the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) Portfolio Chief Engineer. The Senior Staff Systems Engineer will be responsible to support the Joint All-Domain Gateway (JAD-G) Operating Unit (OU), within the Networked Solutions (NS) Business Unit. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

As a Senior Staff Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps, and Agile practices, we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously to drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) Portfolio Chief Engineer, responsible for technical leadership, consultation, and proposal review across all BACN Operations, Sustainment, and Support (BOSS) Task Orders (TO)

  • Technical support of Operating Unit (OU) and Business Unit (BU) Business Area Reviews across BACN

  • Support development of Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates for future BACN contracts

  • Support and lead proposal efforts, to include oversight of Basis of Estimate (BOE) creation, Technical Volume creation, and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) inputs.

  • Interface regularly with Air Force customer Chief Engineer, PMs, and contracts team

  • Assist with leading Agile scrum teams to execute BACN contracts.

  • Collaborate with cross-discipline teams to develop innovative solutions to resolve challenging problems.

  • Prepare for and conduct presentations and demonstrations to customers, program leadership, and other stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Software, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, or other STEM field with 14 years of related experience; 12 years of related experience with a Masters (MS) degree; 10 years of related experience with a PhD

  • Experience supporting large networking and communications program(s), preferably in an engineering leadership role.

  • Experience briefing technical topics directly to customer and senior leadership, and problem-solving technical issues.

  • Clearance: Must have an active/current Secret Clearance

  • Ability to travel 10% of your time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active/Current Top Secret Clearance

  • Experience with contracting proposals, to include creating estimates for labor and material in response to government Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • Experience with the full product lifecycle, from requirements definition to manufacturing to operations and sustainment.

  • Experience developing, releasing, and approving engineering drawings, and associated Configuration Management processes.

  • Previous experience as a Chief Engineer in a defense contracting role on a military networking or communications program

  • Systems Engineering experience to include Analysis of Alternatives and requirements development

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience with tools such as Cameo

  • Experience as an assigned Control Account Manager (CAM) on a government contract

  • Knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) and Control Account Manager (CAM) responsibilities.

Salary Range: $183,100 - $274,700

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.