Engineer Systems 5

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding 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 a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems located in Palmdale, CA has an immediate opening for a Senior Airworthiness Engineer5 to work on an exciting program.

Essential Functions:

  • The selected candidate will perform technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities for complex total systems with NGAS IPT/REs as well as customer counterparts in support of Northrop Grumman Corporation's Military Aircraft Systems (MAS).
  • Reviews and coordinates with other airworthiness engineers, and with other engineering disciplines, airworthiness artifacts from all levels of total system to include: design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance. Performs functional and process analyses.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness objectives are turned into system solutions to meet program objectives (e.g. Flight releases, Type Certification, continued airworthiness, and operation or airspace integration)
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline along with 14+ years of aircraft engineering experience
  • Active Department of Defense Secret Clearance or higher
  • Experience with aircraft development or modifications
  • Experience generating artifacts and/or compliance reports as part of aircraft certification or airworthiness.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Masters in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering with work experience on manned aircraft systems
  • DoD Airworthiness Experience
  • Military aircraft development or modification experience
  • Design and Systems Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Flight Technology, Crew Systems, Mission Payload Integration, Flight Test
  • Familiarity of MIL-HDBK-516B Expanded and -516C
  • USAF Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, and Airworthiness Bulletins (AWB)


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.${descr2}${descr3}


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