Associate Engineer Systems

  • Full Time
  • USA
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Company Details

We are Defining Possible.


At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery.

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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe.

Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences.

Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.

Come be a part of our mission!

The Integrated Avionics Products team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Associate Systems Engineer – Avionics based out of Woodland Hills, CA.

What You’ll get to Do:

  • Work under direction of the program Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead.
  • Communicate with the United States government military customer community to review, assess and clarify customer needs, and derive product hardware and software technical capabilities, function and features requirements.
  • Organize and manage the development of requirements for the Northrop Grumman developed Mission Computer software and hardware.
  • Assess the impact of Mission Computer changes on buses, interfaces and capabilities of the other components of the integrated helicopter cockpit.
  • Perform system test planning, testing and integration, supports system verification, validation, safety, maintainability, and airworthiness
  • Participate on engineering teams to resolve problems to root cause and effect corrective actions.
  • Participate in regular communication to leads, and in meetings and technical presentations with customers.
  • Work with IPT leads in technical reporting, planning, and cost and risk analysis assessments.

Additional Information

  • USA Citizenship required for this role
  • Clearance Type: Secret
  • Shift: 1st Shift
  • Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM related discipline with 1 or more years of experience working in a Systems, Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Software, Test and Integration, or other related engineering field.
  • Experience deriving and developing system, software and/or hardware requirements using tools such as DOORS or equivalent.
  • Experience developing system models using modeling methodologies including SysML, MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering), and MBE (Model Based Engineering).
  • Willingness and ability to travel occasionally domestically.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SysML, MBSE, MBE using MATLAB & Simulink, Magic Draw / Cameo, programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, JavaScript, HTML, or others).
  • Experience with Aircraft Avionics, Cockpits, Piloting, or Human factors.
  • US Army, Marines or USAF military service background is a plus.
  • A Secret or Interim DoD security clearance.

What We Can Offer You:

  • Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company.
  • Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.
  • Your package will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
  • Education Assistance
  • Training and Development
  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

  • Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.
  • Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.
  • Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.
  • 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.


  • Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  • Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  • Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


  • Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off.
  • Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 15 company for work/life balance in 2019.
  • We were rated #1 by Millennials on Indeed as the Best Company to work for in 2018.

Tagged as: DOORS, stem, sysml, mbse, MBE, matlab & simulink, magic draw / cameo

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