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Principal System Safety Engineer
Northrop Grumman    Chandler, AZ 85286


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The Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for an experienced Principal System Safety Engineer to join the Launch Vehicles business unit to support the Zombie Program in Chandler, AZ.

**Job Description:**

The Principal System Safety Engineer utilizes the System engineering processes and tools to drive the overall system design to meet Safety requirements to minimize the risk inherent in launch vehicle operations while maximizing mission reliability and success.

At Northrop Grumman Launch Vehicles, System Safety Engineering is involved in all phases of a pro gram life cycle, from proposal generation to launch operations. System Safety Engineering interfaces with the various Ranges to ensure that our launch vehicles meet safety requirements while providing high reliability to the customer.

The Principal System Safety Engineer is responsible for working with a System Safety Engineering team that develops key range safety deliverables, and support system safety activities including ground safety, range safety and flight safety throughout the Zombie Program life cycle.

The System Safety Engineering deliverables are the only documents that provide a complete, true system description of the components, systems, launch vehicle and mission design, and as such require a high level of understanding of the entire design.

The System Safety Engineering effort includes interacting as part of a multi-disciplined engineering team to develop the launch system architecture and constituent elements for new and existing flight programs, as well as new business concepts and proposals.

This position may include launch campaign support at remote launch sites both domestic and international. Responsibilities: Interact with key internal and external customers and partners on a daily basis regarding system safety topics. Work with or lead a small team of System Safety engineers in defining, implementing and verifying System Safety requirements to ensure that the inherent risks are mitigated.

System Safety Engineers are responsible for understanding the entire mission, including the launch vehicle, payload, ground support equipment, range infrastructure and range safety interfaces. System Safety Engineers are expected to understand how the different components, subsystems, systems and integrated launch vehicle function and interact, with a focus on System Safety. Apply the systems engineering process to define and verify launch vehicle and ground support equipment requirements to ensure safe operations and conduct system safety analyses to architect and implement a safe and robust system.

Define and verify launch vehicle-to-payload interface requirements and support space vehicle launch campaign management activities at domestic and international launch sites. Manage interface with customer safety and launch integration personnel and support ground operations and launch mission working groups as requested. Support launch vehicle design and development to ensure that customer and internal goals for safety, mission success, and performance are met.

Analyze Integration and Test processes to demonstrate customer and internal requirements are met for both safety and mission success. Conduct system level analyses to architect and design next generation mission concepts to maximize mission success without compromising compliance with customer, government and internal flight safety requirements.

Describe, analyze and explain launch vehicle designs to External customers to explain how applicable safety requirements for design, build, and test are met. Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems. Independently analyzes and recommends safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or eliminate hazards. Develops safety documents as required to support customer and test/operational range requirements.

Performs audits of operational areas and reports effectiveness of system safety program. Participates in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions. Evaluates the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost effective program.

**Basic Qualifications:**

- 5 years of related experience with Bachelors in Science; 3 years of related experience with Masters in science; some experience preferred with PhD in science or in lieu of degree must have 9 years of directly related system safety range experience is required.

- U.S. Citizenship is required

- The ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance is required.

- Experience with launch vehicle system design, testing or Mission Operations Exposure to the systems engineering discipline and its application for system safety

- Experience with tailoring and implementing RCC-319, RCC-324, AFSPCMAN-91-710 and/or MIL-STD-882

- Experience leading a small team of engineers (managing deadlines, scheduling work) Preferred Qualifications:

- Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is preferred - Established relationships with Range Safety Personnel

- Experience with Solid Rocket Boost Stages and Liquid Fueled rockets

- Experience in launch vehicle system integration, testing and evaluation

- Experience in presenting in front of customers and Air Force/NASA personnel

- Experience in development and maintenance of requirements control documents and related processes

- Experience using Requirements Management Tools such as DOORS.

Salary Range: $79,400.00 - $119,200.00

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.

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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