SATCOM SME Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Engineer-19013930

Location: Orlando
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Wideband Satellite Communications SATCOM Subject Matter Expert (SME) with experience in formal engineering life-cycle processes to work in Orlando, Florida. NGMS is an industry leader in developing, integrating, and sustaining complex systems for the US Department of Defense. Our Team performs a variety of tasks leading to the successful integration, test, and deployment of complex DoD systems worldwide.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Satellite Communications, Networking, and Training Team, which includes the Wideband Training and Certification System (WTCS), Common Network Planning Software (CNPS), Wideband Remote Monitoring Sensor (WRMS, and Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Trend Analysis and Anomaly Resolution System/WSOMS Mediated Interoperability Infrastructure (WSTARS/WMII) programs.

The applicant will be working on design, development, testing, and implementation of all aspects of the systems development lifecycle. Applicant will perform a variety of duties in systems and software development and test. She/he will work from systems documents and specifications, and follow written and verbal instructions, conduct test and report data and results in prescribed formats.


This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications below




This position may be filled at either the Principal Systems Engineer or the Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Typical Minimum Education / Experience for Principal Systems Engineer: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. STEM degree is required.

Typical Minimum Education / Experience for Senior Principal Systems Engineer: 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.  STEM degree is required.

Basic Qualifications For Both Levels:
US Citizenship is required with an active US DoD Secret clearance
Experience working within formal engineering, development, integration, requirements analysis, and/or testing processes for the development of complex systems
Minimum 2 years experience working with WGS system architecture, interfaces, protocols, control, planning, equipment, concept of operation, troubleshooting, policies, and/or procedures

Preferred Qualifications For Both Levels:
Experience with standard system engineering processes for the development of complex systems
Knowledge base of Wideband SATCOM Operational Management System (WSOMS)
Knowledge base of commercial SATCOM systems
Experience or familiarization with analysis of satellite events, troubleshooting anomalies, outages, interference, technical feasibility, interoperability
Familiarization with DoD systems and subsystems (e.g. C2ISR platforms, SATCOM, data links).
Familiarization with computer networking and cyber security principles and practices
Understanding of radio frequency (RF) theory as it relates to communications (including satellite link performance parameters, link budgets and interference calculations)
Knowledge of advanced satellite waveforms and modem operations.

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 ID: 19013930

  Reasons to apply:

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required