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Northrop Grumman Careers in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Northrop Grumman Careers in Ocean Springs

Defining Possible in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 95,000 employees are Defining Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and service.
Northrop Grumman has been located on the Gulf Coast for over 50 years. The Ocean Springs site was established to support Ingalls Shipbuilding as the Total Ship System Supplier to the US Navy on:

  • Destroyers
    • Spruance Class
    • Kidd Class
  • Large Deck Amphibious Assault Ships
    • LHA Tarawa Class
    • LHD Wasp Class
    • LHA America Class

Northrop Grumman provides high technology engineering and associated program management positions within complex systems development programs. In addition to supporting Ingalls Shipbuilding, we have performed on programs with multiple other shipyards along the gulf coast, touching nearly every ship class within the US Navy and supported international projects in Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

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Key Programs

  • Large Deck Amphibious Platforms Combat System Integration & Test (CSI&T)
  • USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) C4I
  • US Army Maneuver Support Vessel-Light (MSV-L) C2, Nav, Interior and Exterior Comms
  • Iraqi 35M Patrol Boats and 60M Offshore Supply Vessels (C4ISR Suite)
  • LCS Independence-class Integrated Combat Management System (ICMS)
  • Electronic Ground Fault Detector (EGFD)
  • Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS)

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What We Do

•Requirements Management
•Electrical Design Drawings
•Hardware and Software Design and Development
•Topside Analysis
•Crew Training (including curriculum development)
•Shipboard Installation, Integration and Test
•Combat Systems
•Machinery Control Systems
•Dockside Testing and Acceptance Trials
•Integrated Logistics Support
•Launcher Systems Design and Development

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What We Build

•Navigation and Communications suites for surface combatants
•Integrated Bridge systems
•Interior / Exterior Communications
•Command & Control solutions
•Electronic Ground Fault Detector (EGFD)
•Crew Trainers
•Full scale, portable mock-ups
•Realistic simulation
•Warranty and maintenance support
•Situational Awareness System of Systems Solutions
•Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs)
•Launcher Systems

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Life in Ocean Springs

•Ocean Springs Ranked Number 5 for the Best Coastal Small Town in 2021 by USA Today
“Known as the “City of Discovery,” the historic coastal town of Ocean Springs is the perfect place for visitors to relax and enjoy. After exploring downtown with its quaint cottage-like Main Street, artistic flair, and small-town appeal, head to the beach for a day in the sun. Stroll along miles of soft white sand, and find more tranquil stretches of beach for romantic walks or moonlight picnics. Take a boat cruise and enjoy dinner and a magnificent sunset, or paddleboard, kayak, or canoe along river bayous and through constantly developing natural marshlands.” Best Coastal Small Town Winners (2021) | USA TODAY 10Best

•Top 10 Places to Retire in the USA – 2022 Nomination: Ocean Springs, Jackson County
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Ocean Springs Attractions

  • Beaches (Front Beach and East Beach: views of the Mississippi Sound)
  • Ocean Springs-Biloxi Bay Bay Bridge –Gulf Islands National Seashore, Davis Bayou (nature reserve)
  • Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education –Annual Festivals (Peterson Anderson Art Festival, Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival, Battle on the Bayou, St. Patricks Day Pub Crawl, 2 Mardi Gras Parades)
  • Walter Anderson Museum and Shearwater Pottery

Nearby Attractions (The Secret Coast)

  • Mississippi Aquarium –Deep Sea Fishing Charters, National Fishing Tournaments
  • Longest Man-made beach in America (MS Gulf Coast, 26 miles sand beach)
  • Nationally-recognized Golf Courses, PGA Tour Stop
  • Biloxi Shuckers Minor League Baseball

About Ocean Springs

  • Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor: The I-10 region is involved in a range of aerospace and aviation-related activities, including aircraft manufacturing, space flight, propulsion systems, military aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, aerial weapons, high-performance materials, advanced manufacturing and RDT&E.
    • A portion of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is also part of the I-59 Technology Corridor, which is anchored by the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County and crosses through Pearl River County on its way to Hattiesburg and beyond.
    • Large and growing defense corridor with more than two dozen bases.
  • Top-Tiered Public Schools: “Ocean Springs School District is home to a beautiful, involved, and welcoming community composed of academic scholars, award-winning teachers, and standard-setting schools, including the #1 ranked high school in the state of Mississippi.” DISCOVER OSSD – Ocean Springs School District (
  • Higher education in the Gulf Coast Region:
  • The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has one main campus and five teaching and research sites along the coast
    • Mississippi State University has a local campus offering IE, ME, and EE degrees (local instruction and expanding)
    • University of South Alabama is within 45 minutes from the Ocean Springs site
    • William Carey’s Tradition Campus, a private institution in Harrison County, offers higher-learning opportunities.
    • NASA Stennis Space Center is where the Center of Higher Learning houses four different universities and one community college all offering courses towards degrees and certificates
    • Numerous community colleges in the tri-county area
  • Weather: Sub-tropical climate with average temps ranging from a low of 45 to a high of 90 degrees
  • 90 Minutes from New Orleans and less than two hours from Florida Beaches
  • Ocean Springs site is 30 minutes from Gulfport-Biloxi International (GPT) and 45 minutes from Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)