Staff Engineer Reliability
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: August 6, 2022
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities
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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 Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Systems
Engineer 3 or 4 to join our team in Huntsville, AL. The qualified
applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's IBCS Systems
Engineering and Integration team. The team supports Reliability
Availability Maintainability (RAM) of the IBCS system.
The Staff Engineer Systems will provide support for the Specialty
Engineering team with primarily RAM tasks. This task requires
analytical skills with documented results, therefore written
communication skills are very important for this team. This
assignment also includes interfacing across multiple IPTs and
interfacing with the customer.
The primary role of this position includes working as part of a
team: planning, analyzing, estimating, RAM modeling & simulations
and reporting to all levels from peers to senior decision makers on
the system's RAM performance. The candidate must interface with:
system architecture design teams to provide feedback on design
reliability; operations and support organizations to aid in
optimizing logistics support resources; and senior leadership to
characterize expected system performance relative to requirements.
The performance of these tasks will identify deficiencies of, and
potential improvements to the existing IBCS system design relative
to expected capabilities and requirements.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Develops, coordinates and conducts technical reliability
studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts and design
of experiments (DOE) constructs.
- Recommends design or test methods and statistical process
control procedures for achieving required levels of product
- Complies and analyzes performance reports and process control
statistics; investigates and analyzes relevant variables
potentially affecting product and processes.
- Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability
- Analyzes preliminary plans and develops reliability engineering
programs to achieve company, customer and governmental agency
- May develop mathematical models to identify units, batches or
processes posing excessive failure risks.
- As necessary, proposes changes in design or formulation to
improve system and/or process reliability.
- May determine units and/or batches requiring environmental
testing, and specifies minimum number of samples to obtain
statistically valid data.
To be considered for this position, the candidate must minimally
meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
- DOD security clearance
- 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9
Years with PhD. Degree in engineering, computer science,
mathematics, or physics.
- Candidate should possess extensive experience in system-level
hardware and software engineering processes, modeling and analysis
with an emphasis on Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
(RAM), including: Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs); Probabilistic
Reliability Analysis (PRA); Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality
Analysis (FMECA); Failure Reporting and Corrective Action Systems
(FRACAS); Familiarity with software reliability processes and
- The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of
systems engineering concepts, principles, and techniques as well as
familiarity with the DoD RAM guide and MIL-STDs related to RAM:
Monte Carlo simulation, discrete event simulation, general
simulation theory; Relational database and programming languages;
Ballistic missile defense systems; Industry standard RAM analysis
software tools such as Reliasoft.
- Should have extensive engineering leadership experience in
various roles including problem definition, analysis approach
definition, system architecture definition, risk and opportunity
management, and decision analysis expertise.
- This individual will be cognizant of, and involved in, the
resolution of all significant problems and issues associated with
the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Supportability
of the system across technical, schedule, and cost boundaries on a
- Candidate will provide leadership of engineering tasks such as
system performance analysis, system requirements analysis and
decomposition, requirements traceability, architecture definition,
and system integration.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skillsPreferred
- Missile Defense experience
- Advanced degree in computer science, computer engineering, or
mathematics and coursework in reliability
- Detailed understanding of Command and Control (C2)
- Detailed understanding of defense planning and task force
laydowns Salary Range: $129,000 USD - $193,400 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
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
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