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Staff Engineer Systems - Mission Engineering Thread Lead

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: 19013835
Keywords: architecture

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredibleopportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impactpeople's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our workpreserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and ourunderstanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas,courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have alot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity,cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have aninsatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are notonly part of history, they're making history.


Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a StaffSystems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Thisposition will be located in San Diego, CA.


This role serves as the MissionPlanning Thread lead in the execution of multiple project areas within theGlobal Hawk (GH) program.  This entailsowning the Mission Planning related capabilities and requirements; leading themission analysis to propose the most affordable solution to meet customer'smission needs; performing functional analysis allocation and flow down of thoserequirements to the unit level within the program specification hierarchy and maturingassociated requirement allocation documentation; requirement assessmentanalysis and analytical architecture maturation; requirement to architecturemodel relationship maturation; requirement verification planning and verificationactivity development; and leading and supporting a number of government WorkingGroups.  This involves interfacing withthe other areas of Systems Engineering (SE), product development IPTs, andSystem Test to ensure consistent product definition across the various SEdomains, a product design that is consistent with our definition, and a systemtest plan and approach this is consistent with the GH Systems EngineeringManagement Plan (SEMP) and NGAS sector standards.  Additionally, this involves working with andmentoring a number of our junior/less-experienced engineers within the GHMission Engineering, Architecture, and System Analysis (MEASA) and System Engineeringteams.

The selected candidate should thrive in afast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverseassignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. Candidate must becomfortable in a lab environment and be able to collaborate closely with systemengineers, software engineers, hardware designers, and test engineers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering, Math) discipline from an accredited university with 14 yearsof experience or a STEM Master's degree with 12 years of experience

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with lastinvestigation completed within the last 5 years

  • Ability to obtain SAP (Special Access Program)access

  • Mission Planning software (e.g. JMPS) experience

  • Requirements analysis, allocation, flow down,and verification planning experience

  • Technical leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Knowledge and experience working with or in theother areas of Systems Engineering including operational concept/scenario;functional analysis; architecture definition; interface identification anddefinition; modeling, simulation and analysis; and specialty engineering

  • Knowledge and experience with architecturemodeling tools like Magic Draw, Cameo, System Architect

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.