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Northrop Grumman F-35 EODAS Chief Engineer in Baltimore, Maryland


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

This position is for the Chief Engineer role of the F-35 EODAS program. This postion can be based in Baltimore (Linthicum), MD or Rolling Meadows, IL with the ability for some remote work.

A chief engineer is the definitive technical authority for all aspects of engineering on all program elements (hardware/software/support/test) and leads a multi disciplined engineering team managing the technical performance of the program meeting cost and schedule requirements including subcontracted elements. Ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment of products for our customers and is compliance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards. Maintains cognizance over technical activities within program IPTs and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices across the company. Continually coordinates with the systems engineering and program integration team (PIT) leader to ensure the execution of program statement of work and baselines and serves as the technical point of contact with the customer. There is one Chief Engineer per program.

F-35 EODAS Program Roles and Responsibilities:

  • CAM Responsibilities for Chief, Systems Engineering, Configuration Management, Lab Support

  • Provide Customer support, and meetings with industry leadership for Return to Green plans. Currently EODAS is the top fleet degrader.

  • Provide Supplier support - Support any RCCA investigations internal or with suppliers

  • Lead Reliability IPT for poor fielded reliability, multiple projects and efforts ongoing

  • Support Internal BAR/BUR meetings, Configuration Control Board, meets bi-weekly to review and release RNs and keep Engineering Metrics Repository up to date

  • Conduct Industry Team Base visits, go to bases and provide EODAS classes for maintainers, help troubleshoot aircraft with EODAS issues

  • Attend Production Review Boards bi-weekly, focus on any technical efforts to keep yields high

  • Support Tactical Fighters EODAS Tech Road Map to include any necessary software updates

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • Experience in systems development, integration, and test

  • Good communication skills

  • 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in STEM or technical management

  • Domain expertise in defense electronic systems

  • Understanding of DoD systems engineering requirements

Knowledge of earned value management

Salary Range: $153,600.00 - $230,400.00

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.

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.

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