Associate Engineer Software/Engineer Software

Associate Engineer Software/Engineer Software

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About the job

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in rural Iuka, MS. The assignment may include one or more projects including hand layup, fiber placement, assembly, machining, painting, and structural testing of composite parts. Iuka currently produces structures for Atlas, Antares, F-35 and other high end related parts. Some of our work requires Secret Clearance. Our Iuka facility employs about 200 people across Engineering, Operations, Quality, and Support Services. The work we do impacts our national security and supports human space exploration. Does this sound exciting to you? Come join us and be a part of a rich tradition of aerospace innovation!

Responsibilities Include The Following

  • Support manufacturing of composite structures
  • Resolve production issues in processes by working closely with manufacturing personnel
  • Support root cause and corrective action
  • Develop programming for hand layup (Fibersim, pattern files, laser files), automated fiber placement, CNC machining centers
  • Be part of an Integrated Product Team

Our teams are broken out by program and product families. You will be working within your team to meet our customer needs and deliver quality products in a timely manner. Ownership and pride in work are really important to our employees. Are you tired of being micromanaged? We trust and empower our folks to make decisions impacting our daily work.
This position is for a day shift (Monday to Friday), and may require off hour support. Travel is estimated to be less than 10% and within the US, typically to support our customers. Northrop Grumman offers a full suite of benefits including health, retirement, and wellness initiatives. We are regularly ranked as a top company for work life balance!
This position may be filled at an Associate Engineer or Engineer level depending on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications

Associate Engineer

  • Bachelors degree. Note: an additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications
  • Knowledge of CAD software packages
  • Knowledge of CNC machine programming
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance and Special Program Access


  • Bachelors and 2+ years of relevant work experience, or a Masters degree. Note: an additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications
  • Experience with CAD software packages
  • Experience with CNC machine programming
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance and Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Familiarity of composite manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with Catia V5 and NX
  • Programming Siemens 840D SL

Salary Range: $55,800 USD - $83,600 USD

Salary Range 2: $67,400 USD - $101,000 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 positions.

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