Staff Systems Engineer - Ground Segment Integration and Test Lead (TS/SCI)

    • Redondo Beach, CA

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you!

As a Staff Systems Engineer - Ground Segment Integration and Test Lead, you will be developing systems for a variety of spacecraft and other technologies yet to come... We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible... have until they're not.

What you'll get to do:

As a Staff Systems Engineer on this team, you will lead a team of ground systems and I&T engineers to integrate, test and deploy a Ground Segment. You will develop, plan, and execute Acceptance Test plans, as well as Pre-Ship Audits (PSA) and Pre-Ship Reviews (PSR). In this role, you will be interacting with the customer and leadership to define and maintain the technical baseline. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to drive the program through maturity and milestones to achieve the mission, ensuring that everything is synchronized. You will be a jack of all trades and a master of a few.

What does success look like?

As a successful employee, you will:

  • Be an active and integral member of your team
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic environment
  • Work across geographies on distributed teams with ease
  • Use well-developed problem-solving skills involving software, mathematics, and physics
  • Thrive at solving complex scientific problems
  • Channel your enthusiasm to innovate
  • Be part of a supportive team that develops and deploys technologies that matter to our national security
  • Work independently under general direction
  • Work with agility, flexibility, and collaboration to explore creative ideas
  • Bring a sense of humor and humility everyday


Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • 14 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline; 12 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 9 years of relevant experience with a PhD
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance or SCI; ability to obtain SAP clearance
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Must be willing and able to travel 25%
Proficiency in some of the below is highly beneficial for this role, and we will teach you what you don't know:
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Effectively communicate and present to project and program management, other technical managers and customers
  • Direct experience using the DOORS Requirements Management Database
  • Familiarity with Model-Based Systems Engineering languages (SysML/UML) and concepts
  • Excellent technical writing and team building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and guide a systems engineering team
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Rotational Opportunities
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Community Outreach Opportunities
  • Employee Discounts: Vehicle/Retail Purchases, Events, Memberships
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) membership
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) membership
  • Performance based Incentive Plans
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)--open to all employees, ERGs provide networking, professional development and community outreach opportunities.
This position's standard work schedule is 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

As an employee with Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our Total Rewards benefits package which includes, but is not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Northrop Grumman Savings Plan / 401k
  • Education Assistance
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Group Legal
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions (including legal support, dependent care and pet care)
  • Paid Time Off (3 weeks PTO in the first year + 10 Holidays)
  • Fidelity Managed Account Services
  • Career Planning & Professional Development Resources
  • Family leave
  • Adoption support
  • Vacation donation

A leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber security, and complex logistics to government and commercial clients.

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