San Diego, California

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a highly motivated Engineer to join the Global Hawk System Safety Engineering Team to partner up with the safety lead, organize safety activities, and execute complex tasking across multiple efforts. Global Hawk is undergoing a major "System Safety Paradigm Shift", to re-organize and refocus on mishap prevention by creating and updating the safety models of the platform using operational data, test data, and experience. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Essential Functions:
  • Interfacing with the Safety Lead and the IPT Leads to manage safety projects at the IMS and lower levels to ensure budget and schedules are well organized and prioritized
  • Execution of Operational Analysis and creation of the baseline safety model; foundational analysis
  • Incorporation and execution of safety Change Impact Analysis (CIA)
  • Development of a System Safety Program Plan
  • Cross-IPT coordination to support hazard and safety requirement adjudication
  • Communication of safety risk to the appropriate levels
  • Being cognizant of the system design and functions
  • Preparing and presenting SRR, PDR, and CDR packages to document hazards and associated safety requirements
  • Flow down of derived safety requirements to the appropriate IPTs
  • CDRL delivery
  • Acquiring design cognizance of the UAV and Ground Segment
  • Mentoring various experience levels of safety engineers
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and at least 9 years of Engineering experience OR at least 7 years with Master's Degree OR at least 4 years with PhD
  • Understanding of and experience with a MIL-STD-882 or ARP4754 safety program
  • Experience with interfacing to a military customer or safety counterpart
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active SECRET or higher DoD Security Clearance
  • Participation in System Safety Working Groups (SSWGs) or similar interface meetings (eg. SSGs, WSESRB, SSSTRP, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with SAE ARP4761, MIL-STD-882E, Joint Software System Safety Handbook (JSSSEH), DO-178B/C, MIL-HDBK-516C, DO-254, SAE ARP4754A, and/or AOP-52.
  • Experience conducting a Preliminary Hazard List (PHL), Preliminary Hazard Assessment (PHA), Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA), Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA), System Hazard Analysis (SHA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Probability of Loss of Aircraft (rollup FTA) analysis, Operating & Support Hazard Analysis (O&SHA), or the ARP4754/4761 equivalents.
  • Software Safety experience
Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 USD

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. 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

San Diego, California

 

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