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Payloads Weapons Engineer 4

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 a Payloads Weapons Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This positionwill be located in San Diego, CA.

The Payloads Weapons Engineer 4 is expected to be a highly-motivated self-starter with the ability to define, design, integrate, and test Universal Armament Interface (UAI) compliant MIL-STD-1760 Stores Management Systems (SMS) and Bomb Rack Assemblies (BRA). Specific tasks performed in this role are requirements management, system integration, test plan development, and test execution of a weapon system throughout the entire development, demonstration, and production phases.

The successful candidate must possess in-depth technical knowledge of SMS/ Suspension and Release Equipment (S&RE)-related hardware and software requirements and experience in the definition, design, integration, test, and certification (end-to-end development) and operation of S&RE. The successful candidate must also possess intimate knowledge of governing standards to include UAI Platform-Store ICD, MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, AS5653, etc., and must possess significant experience preparing detailed requirements specifications, statements of work, test plans and procedures, certification plans and procedures, performance reports, etc., related to these governing standards.

The successful candidate will be expected to thoroughly understand all system requirements, develop statements of work, specifications and interface control documents, prepare, monitor and update program schedules, conduct and participate in all related design reviews, and provide technical guidance to the cross-functional team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field.
  • Must have at least 9 years of Engineering experience or 7 years of Engineering with a Master's Degree or 4 years with a PHD.
  • Experience working with weapons and payload systems
  • Active DoD Secret clearance (within 4 year scope)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance as well as access to Special Programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master'sin Engineering
  • Greater than 9 years of experience working with weapons and payload systems
  • In-depth knowledge of governing standards to include UAI Platform-Store ICD, MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, AS5653
  • Technical Writing Skills (Presenting to Chief Engineer and Executives, Writing proposals)
  • Active Top Secret clearance with access to Special Programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

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 most positions.

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