Principal Configuration Analyst (Top Secret Clearance Required; San Diego CA) - Security Clearance Required

  • Posted on : 5/16/2024
  • Job Location : San Diego, CA
  • Compensation : Great package plus performance related bonus
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Configuration Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Systems Engineering organization. This role is located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

In this System Engineering role, you will p lan and coordinate preparation of project documentation, such as engineering drawings, production specifications and schedules, and contract modifications, to ensure customer contract requirements are met. You'll also review contracts to determine documentation required for each phase of the project, applying knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes. We'll also want your analysis on proposed changes of product design to determine the effect on overall product and system. Coordinating modification records for management control and establishing change orders will also be a critical part of your role, preparing for change authorization and documentation by the company and subcontractors. Finally, we will want your review and analysis in released engineering change data and to coordinate changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities.

Primary responsibilities for this position are to:

  • Support Laboratory Configuration Audits
  • Conduct Lab Audits - serve as the primary audit member for the CDM team
  • Follow and Update established audit procedures
  • Ensure compliance to those procedures, coordinated with Design Engineering, Mission Assurance, and other necessary functions.
  • Evaluate conformance between actual and intended configuration baseline
  • Document all findings to drive closure/correction as required.
  • Conduct configuration audits of Supplier elements.
  • Support Formal document releases as required.
  • Facilitate formal Data deliveries, primarily Incoming deliveries.
  • Work with internal customers to meet document delivery dates.
  • Interface with suppliers as required to receive and transmit program data.
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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Basic Qualifications
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree AND 6 years of related professional/military experience in Configuration Management, OR a Master's degree AND 4 years of related professional/military experience in Configuration Management, OR a Ph.D. AND related professional/military/academic experience in Configuration Management, OR 8 years of related professional/military experience in Configuration Management in lieu of a degree
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret 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 prior to the commencement of employment
  • Must have previous Aerospace Industry experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Direct CDM Domain Experience
  • Experience with Configuration Status Accounting
  • Experience with Configuration Verification Audits
  • Knowledge of NGAS Company, and CDM Industry Standards, including ASME Y14, MIL-HDBK-61, SAE GEIA-859 and SAE EIA-649.
  • Familiar with NGC CDM Engineering and Production tools, including TeamCenter, SharePoint, and SAP/MES
Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

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.