Linthicum Heights, Maryland

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.

The SEIT Lead role oversees the Mission Development, System Design, and Verification and Validation teams for a major national defense program.

Responsibilities include:

• Lead Mission Thread Engineering by coordinating across space, bus, and ground IPTs, and with customer SMEs, to ensure mission intent is met

• Provide technical vision to develop expertise and maintain historical knowledge for each requirement through sell off, covering horizontal integration across the system (i.e. space and ground), vertical integration (i.e., segment, element, subsystem, unit), and interfaces.

• Ensure that end-to-end System performance and functionality are rigorously decomposed in requirements allocation documents (RADs) to successfully execute mission intent as described in the System specification and CONOPs

• Develop and maintain system level requirements, and coordinate system level interface traceability across IPTs

• Oversee development of Design Reference Missions and supporting verification databases

• Lead the program verification effort, including updating and maintaining the Program Verification and Validation Plan, and coordination of the System-level Verification Cross-Reference Matrix (VCRM), Verification Activity Matrix (VAM), and Verification Sell-off Ledger (VSOL) across IPTs and with the Customer

• Lead definition of mission functions and performance that cross interfaces within the Customer’s Enterprise, providing feedback to customer on Enterprise products and reviews and support to Enterprise requirements and verification

• Direct the Configuration Management for the program.

This includes the effort to plan and manage configuration planning, configuration change control and Engineering Review Board (ERB), configuration identification, configuration status accounting, configuration verification and audit, and the support of CDRL deliveries.

• Work with customer to plan for and execute program-level design reviews; communicate expectations for, and evaluate success of, segment and element-level design reviews.

• This role can be filled in 1 of 3 locations: (Rolling Meadows, IL, Balitmore, MD, and Redondo Beach, CA)

As a Staff Engineer Systems, you will be expected to demonstrate the following behaviors: Knowledge, Skills and Ability

- Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts.

- Problem Solving

- Work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

- Liaison

- Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

- Discretion/Latitude

- Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of superior.

- Impact

- Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and effect the image of the organization technological capability

Basic Qualifications:

• BS degree in aerospace engineering, systems engineering, or related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) degree with 14+ years (or MS and 12+ years, or PhD and 9+ years) related experience • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking and problem solving skills and Systems Thinking mindset

• Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills

• Strong work ethic and the ability to work in an integrated product team (IPT) environment

• Active or Current Top Secret Clearance is required to be considered.

• Must have ability to obtain SCI level accesses

• Demonstrated previous Systems Engineering leadership experience on major Government Systems Acquisitions

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)

• Excellent communication skills

• Prior leadership experience in Systems Engineering

• Working knowledge of one of more of the following specialty areas related to EOIR/RF systems: sensors/antennas, transmitters/receivers, optics

• Experience in development and earned value management of cost accounts and schedules as related to Systems Engineering tasks

• Ability to monitor hardware and software design teams with critical insight to know when the teams are not on path to successful implementation and then be able help steer the team to a successful solution

• Agile development experience a plus

• Ability and willingness to travel

• Strong experience in DOORS and Scripting

• Active Top Secret Clearance with SCI & polygraph is preferred

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.

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.

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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