Principal Research Analyst
Requisition ID: 21009370
Location: United States-Virginia-Falls Church
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available
Clearance Type: None
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Posting Category: Government Relations


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.

Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Analysis Center is an internal think tank that conducts research and analysis to explore ideas about emerging national security concepts, priorities, and trends and help explain the value of Northrop Grumman systems. The Analyst would be part of the diverse and collaborative Analysis Center team, with the following primary responsibilities:

Conducting research and analysis related to: capabilities assessments, cost comparisons, budget forecasts, and future defense trends.
Developing compelling advocacy products that illustrate the value and cost-effectiveness of NGC programs.
Providing quick turn analytic support to senior NGC executives on issues relating to national security policies and priorities.
Writing papers on key subjects suitable for external publication.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 6 year’s of experience in defense policy, program analysis, or capabilities assessments; OR a Masters with 4 years’ of experience in defense policy, program analysis, or capabilities assessments.
Demonstrated understanding of the US national security policy environment, including technology trends and modernization programs
Strong demonstrated quantitative analysis capabilities and writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree
7+ years of experience in defense policy, program analysis, or capabilities assessments.
Familiarity with Northrop Grumman products and capabilities

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.