Senior Weapons Engineer

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 has an opening for aSenior Weapons Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. As the Senior WeaponsEngineer you will be responsible for technical aspects of designing, developing, integrating, testing and qualifying carriage systems and bomb racks onto aircraft as well as integration with Stores Management Subsystem (SMS) and aircraft subsystems. As part of this organization you will join a team of talented individuals that support a variety of Autonomous Systems in San Diego, CA.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert the field of Weapons Subsystems.
  • Understand, derive and maintain applicable system and subsystem requirements and verification.
  • Develop, refine and maintain supplier specifications and interface control documents. Participate in related program and supplier design reviews.
  • Provide SMS technical guidance and coordination across engineering team.
  • Author and release technical documents.
  • Perform as a focal point for analyzing data from laboratory and flight tests, and support formally verifying solution meets requirements.
  • Provide training to junior engineers.
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university.
  • 14 Years of STEM related experiencewith Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance.
  • Must be able to travel up to 10%.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret Clearance.
  • Master's Degree in STEM field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the field of Weapons and Stores Management.
  • Experience developing and integrating stores carriage systems onto aircraft, and integration with bomb racks/carriage systems and weapons/stores. Includes experience with functionality required across the system including mission planning, pilot command and control, navigation system interface, and safety interlocks.
  • Understanding and experience with the MIL-STD-1760 Aircraft/Store Electrical Interconnection System standard, with the AS5725 Miniature Munition Store Interface (MMSI) and variants (JMMI), and familiarity with DoD Universal Armament Interface (UAI) standards, especially the Platform-Store Interface Control Document (PSICD).
  • Experience with airworthiness compliance for weapons capabilities and experience working with DOD customers certifying weapons capabilities on aircraft.
  • Experience with verification of SMS and aircraft requirements during supplier testing, system integration verification and flight testing.
  • Ability to write in depth technical reports and present to executive leadership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.


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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