Careers at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman in San Diego, CA

Northrop Grumman in San Diego, California

We design, develop, produce and deliver the world’s most innovative aircraft and defense technologies, space components and systems.

Defining Possible with a Job in San Diego

Thousands of best-in-class engineers, business leaders, program managers and functional staff contribute to the design, development, production and delivery of the world’s most innovative aircraft and defense technologies, and space components and systems. The site’s Advanced Programs enable Northrop Grumman to expand into new markets, create new capabilities and develop new product lines through the relentless pursuit of next-generation technology.

Our San Diego sites are in the community of Rancho Bernardo and the nearby area. Centrally located in San Diego, Rancho Bernardo is situated among rolling hills, golf courses, great restaurants and wineries. A short drive from downtown San Diego and many of California’s most beautiful beaches, there is always something fun to do. Spectacular, sunny weather year-round, the area is known for its consistent, temperate climate.

Explore Career Opportunities in San Diego

The Northrop Grumman San Diego campus is home to employees who support a wide range of advanced technology programs in state-of-the-art facilities. Join us as we pioneer cutting edge technologies and break new boundaries.

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Business Management

Operationalize and identify efficiencies.


Make what’s next.

Global Supply Chain

Equip our team.

Information Technology

Keep us safe and secure.

Manufacturing and Production

Be on the front line of innovation.

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Flagship Programs and Focus Areas

Defining Possible: What Drives Us At Northrop Grumman

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Life in San Diego

Life in San Diego is like being on a daily vacation. Take advantage of your flexible work schedule and visit local favorites, such as Balboa Park, Seaport Village, San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Carlsbad Flower Fields, Petco Park, San Diego Bay and Mission Bay, Coronado Island, and La Jolla Cove.

San Diego also offers local recreation, including beach life with surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and whale watching. There’s plenty of running and walking trails, as well as hiking trails and landmarks, such as Potato Chip Rock. The city has no shortage of great places to eat and drink, and offers a wealth of art and culture. Visit local art and history museums, comedy shows, live music venues, Comic-Con and more.

Why Join Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman employees are Defining Possible every day through science, technology and engineering. We are 97,000 people – with careers in all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – working as one to defend and define the future.

Work/Life Balance

Many sites have 9/80 days, telework and flexible scheduling options, plus generous paid time off. Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 10 company for wo…

Who We Are

Ranked on DiversityInc’s annual list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity since 2010, we recruit top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgroun…


We have 97,000 employees in all 50 states in the US and 21 countries worldwide.

Extensive Benefits

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, me…

In the Community

From the environment to STEM education to philanthropy, we’re committed to the community. We encourage and enable our employees to volunteer in meaningful activ…


Our employees’ commitment to quality combined with our leadership’s commitment to workplace environment and diversity has resulted in many significant accol…

Diversity and Inclusion at Northrop Grumman

Creating a work force and a workplace that values diversity and fosters inclusion is pivotal to promoting innovation and increasing productivity and profitability.

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Learn more about Life at Northrop Grumman

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.

The unique work environment at Northrop Grumman includes these important elements: creativity, collaboration, agility, and busting through silos and barriers. We operate across domains, disciplines, and national boundaries. Our teams rapidly deliver capabilities to our warfighters to defend our nation and our allies.

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