Staff Space Systems Engineer

Northrop Grumman



Redondo Beach, CA


Position summary

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.

  • Responsible for developing the Space Vehicle Test Requirements Document (TestRD) in DOORS. The SV TestRD captures all SV, Space Element, and Space Subsystem tests and demonstrations executed by the Space Park AI&T team needed to support SV verification and validation activities, and is the origin of test procedure development.
    • Leads weekly or bi-weekly thread working groups (WGs) with Thread Leads and SV AI&T to coordinate the SV TestRD baseline including origination of change requests
    • Supports coordination of SV Element IPT inputs for Space Element and Subsystem inputs
    • Attends Thread and AI&T working groups to ensure changes are appropriately captured in the SV TestRD
    • Brings changes through the SV change boards
  • Supports the development of the EV-1 and EV-2 environmental specifications
  • Responsible for development and delivery of the Test Requirements CDRL to the customer

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in systems engineering and testing
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an ABET accredited university and 14+ years of Systems Engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment OR
  • Master's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an ABET accredited university and 12+ years of Systems Engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment
  • Strong People and Technical Leadership Skills
  • Active DoD Secret clearance (required Day 1) with the ability to obtain an SCI
  • Excellent communication Skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experienced developing requirements for Space Vehicle tests and demonstration
  • Active SCI clearance
  • End-to-end Systems Engineering experience

Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,400

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. https://U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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