Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Design Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JJM20182007-46647

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.

Job Summary

Recommend options to engineers on a variety of technical tasks. Review and maintain engineering documentation including drawings, technical manuals, and specifications. Gather information in support of trade studies. Conduct tests and record data.

Gathers information, makes studies, develops and designs intermediate to complex mechanical and/or electro-mechanical components and/or assemblies. Develops layouts, performs tolerance stack-up analysis, and details drawings in accordance with engineering standards. Understands and utilizes geometric tolerancing methods to check fit, form, and function. Determines methods and procedures, and provides guidance to more junior Designers.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Creates and modifies intermediate to complex CAD models and drawings.
  2. Creates layouts and tolerance stacks.
  3. Applies concepts and principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing into design. Makes suggestions for tolerancing solutions.
  4. Executes complex designs of mechanisms and/or electronics, including tooling, gaging, and special test equipment. Incorporates DFA/DFM techniques. Performs tolerance analysis to ensure proper form fit and function.

Education and Experience

This position requires BS & 5 years or equivalent combination of education & experience.


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.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space