Principal or Sr Principal Engineer Research Development, Unknown, VA

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Unknown, VA

Requisition ID: R10087381
Category: Research and Sciences
Location: Unknown, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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.

Start your future with a new mission: Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS). As a part of the NGMS Team you’ll join experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe. Together we protect our troops, citizens, information, and our planet. It’s unique work. It’s challenging and rewarding. But most of all, its work that makes a difference. Join us and launch your career.  We’ll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security.

Mission Systems Cables & Connectors Category Management Team is looking for a Strategist, reporting to the Category Manager. Category Management Strategists work closely together supporting their respective categories and collectively work as a larger team to develop a consistent and collaborative approach.  The strategist works directly with their category managers in development of category strategies, with program teams for early engagement to align future forecasts with appropriate suppliers, and with engineering to influence designs based on supplier capabilities. This position can be 100% remote.

This position can be for a Principal Engineer Research and Development (T03) or Sr. Principal Engineer Research and Development (T04)

Position Summary / Responsibilities:

Responsible for execution of Category Strategy
Maintains summary of category managed supplier capabilities and capacity
Assists with cost reduction coordination to support annual goals
Provides sourcing guidance based upon technology and capacity for existing programs and during the business acquisition process (BAP)
Gathers intelligence and monitors emerging trends for a broad industry knowledge base to identify vulnerabilities based on geopolitical data to ensure continuous operations
Collects data using various tools, intelligence methods, and business processes to enable supply base forecasting
Partner with Technologist to ensure alternate designs are considered throughout the organization

Basic Qualification(T03):

Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience in Engineering, Global Supply Chain, Project Management, Business Management, strategic sourcing, quality, operations, or other relevant and related experience; 3+ years with Master’s degree
Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and execute complex plans
Successful candidate shall be a self-starter and able to set priorities and multi-task
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Strong presentation skills and ability to address complex topics with senior leadership and customers
US Citizen
Up to 10% travel required
ability to obtain a secret clearance

Basic Qualification(T04):

Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years of experience in Engineering, Global Supply Chain, Project Management, Business Management, strategic sourcing, quality, operations, or other relevant and related experience; 7+ years with Master’s degree
Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and execute complex plans
Successful candidate shall be a self-starter and able to set priorities and multi-task
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Strong presentation skills and ability to address complex topics with senior leadership and customers
US Citizen
Up to 10% travel required
ability to obtain a secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Cables & Connectors experience
Team leadership and/or management of people experience
Familiarity with Small Business Regulations, FAR and DFAR Regulations
Active Security Clearance

Salary Range: $95,100 USD – $142,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $117,900 USD – $176,900 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10087381 2023.01.14

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