Senior Principal Systems Engineer (Active Secret Clearance Required; Edwards AFB CA) - Security Clearance Required

  • Posted on : 5/16/2024
  • Job Location : Edwards Air Force Base, CA
  • Compensation : Competitive salary package
  • Type : Permanent


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 Aerospace Systems sector has an opening for a System Safety Engineer. This position is located at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and the position will require your w illingness to work various shifts based on the business needs, as well as the ability to work non-standard hours and multiple shifts on occasion. Overtime, odd shifts, and weekend work will occasionally be required.

You will be assigned to develop and implement the program's mishap prevention program. This would utilize your knowledge and experience of Air Force and Safety and Hazard Analyses. Additionally, this role will need your previous experience implementing/developing Mishap Response Plans, as well as familiarity with facility requirements for aircraft operations (NAS 3306).

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in aircraft manufacturing and system testing.
  • Review product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems.
  • Independently analyze and recommend safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or mitigate hazards.
  • Develop safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements.
  • Perform audits of operational areas and reports effectiveness of the mishap prevention program.
  • Participate in mishap investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions.
  • Evaluate the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and develop requirements to ensure the most cost-effective and safe program.
We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.
  • Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:
  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.
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  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with 9 years of relevant professional / military engineering experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of relevant professional / military engineering experience, or a PhD in a STEM discipline with 4 years of relevant professional / military engineering experience.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of 6 years of direct experience in a System Safety related capacity.
  • Experience with aircraft subsystem design, test data requirements, and test methodologies used in the aerospace industry, to include control room monitoring.
  • Flight Line experience.
  • Experience in System Safety Engineering practices in accordance with MIL-STD-882
  • Experience in Process/contract compliance (DCMA1 8210.1)
  • Experience conducting system safety hazard analyses (i.e., PHA, FHA, SHA, SSHA, Oandamp;SHA)
  • Experience working around aircraft and systems, including manufacturing and test
  • Experience implementing/developing Safety Analysis plans/reports (i.e., SSPP, SAR)
  • Experience using a Hazard Tracking System (HTS)
  • Experience implementing/developing of Test Hazard Analysis for flight test activities (AFTCI 91-202)
  • Familiar with Air Force processes for mishap prevention, notification, investigation, and reporting (DoDI 6055.07, AFI 91-202, AFMAN 91-223)
  • Requirements of fuel system servicing and maintenance (Air Force Technical Orders 00-25-172 and 1-1-3)
  • General requirements of aircraft hangars (NFPA 409, UFC 4-211-01)
  • Environmental requirements for electrical and electronic equipment and wiring (NFPA 70).
Salary Range: $133,000 - $199,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.