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Principal / Sr. Principal Engineer Systems - Signal Processing Engineer-19015202

Location: San Jose
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: SCI
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift
Description

At Northrop Grumman, our work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technologies protects. Its the value of innovation that makes a difference today and tomorrow. Here youll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment thats uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful; where employees share experience, insights, perspectives and creative solutions through integrated product & cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups. From engineering and manufacturing, to operations and business development, Northrop Grummans NorCal locations offer the opportunity to serve national security and impact the lives of Americans all over the globe from the landscape of Northern California. Dont just build a career, build a life at Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a highly motivated System Engineer to join a team of engineers to participate in the technical development, test, and support on a key program in the Special Intelligence business area. 
The program is extending its digital signal processing capability to support new signal types and algorithms, and you will be a part of this growth. This position is located in San Jose, CA.  
 
The System Engineer is responsible for the following tasks:
  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, development, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product software
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls
  • Participates in program and customer evaluation of options
  • Conducts and actively participates in peer reviews contributing technical expertise to peers to proactively resolve issues before larger problems emerge
  • Interacts with users and customers
This position can be filled at a Principal or Senior Principal level. A current active clearance is required. Applicants without a clearance may be considered with the understanding that employment will not begin until a TS/SCI clearance is attained.

Qualifications

Basic Qualification for a Principal System Engineer are:
  • Bachelor Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) from an accredited institution with 5+ years of relevant work experience; or a Masters degree in a STEM discipline with 3+ years of relevant work experience; or a PhD in a STEM discipline with 1+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with Digital System Processing algorithm design and development
  • Experience with C/C++ and Matlab
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Working knowledge of System Engineering principles and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and  implement process enhancements
  • Coordinating integrated testing activities
  • Performing technical analysis of complete systems and preparing comprehensive system level evaluations
  • Demonstrating successful software and/or hardware to external customers for purposes of acceptance
 
 
Basic Qualification for a Senior Principal System Engineer are:
  • Bachelor Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) from an accredited institution with 9+ years of relevant work experience; or a Masters degree in a STEM discipline with 7+ years of relevant work experience; or a PhD in a STEM discipline with 1+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with Digital System Processing algorithm design and development
  • Experience with C/C++ and Matlab
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs
  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and  implement process enhancements
  • Coordinating integrated testing activities
  • Performing technical analysis of complete systems and preparing comprehensive system level evaluations



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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job ID: 19015202

  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.
SCI Required