Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr Aerospace Engineer (GNC)

Chandler, AZ
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: PG20183105-45955

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. 

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Senior Aerospace Engineer (GNC) to join our Launch Vehicles team in our Chandler, AZ office.  The ability to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance is required. An active Secret security clearance is Preferred.  US citizenship is required. 

Job Summary

Use general knowledge of vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics, propulsion, classical/modern control and estimation theory to conduct moderate difficult aerospace engineering tasks. Work under general direction from project lead and senior engineer. Apply defined engineering principle, industry standard, company process and procedure to support several program objectives and customer requirements.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Senior GNC Engineer will perform analysis, design, or test of missile autopilot systems.  Generally, work under engineering leads.  Analyze control systems utilizing Matlab and Simulink applications.  Perform trajectory development and simulation in C++.  

Education & Experience Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering with 4 years of related experience. 
  • Experience in coding C++ and proficiency in Matlab.
  • Preferred candidate will have experience in trajectory development and simulation in C++. 

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


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight