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Principal Engineer Field (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10075758

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 12 Hrs - Y (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. 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.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products, and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work, the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation

Are you ready to join Northrop Grumman? If so, put your experience to work as a member of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) technical staff. The position supports the US Army IBCS, which is a ground transportable, tactical integrated air and missile defense command and control system. Put your experience to work as a Field Service Engineer (FSE) to assist with the implementation and execution of worldwide Field Service operations supporting the US Army customer foreign military sales case, Poland.

This position is located in Huntsville, Alabama with possible relocation to Warsaw Poland at equipment fielding in mid-year 2023. The Principal Field Engineer role requires approved security certification and an approved Operating System (OS) certification within six months from the date of assignment to IA/IT roles.

Duties include:  

  • Conduct technical analysis of product implementations, modifications, and enhancements in accordance with customer specifications and requirements

  • Troubleshoots technical problems and issues, determine technical solution in accordance with product customer specifications, and recommend actions to company or customer representatives for coordinative product solution.

  • Assess product needs in accordance with customer specifications.

  • Conduct technical training and product briefing with customers, vendors, and company representatives.

  • Acts as local on-site representative to customers’ organization.

  • Perform start-up testing and customer training on features and general maintenance of product.

  • Provide the technical interface with product level integrated product teams

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems

  • Contribute to the completion of specific programs and projects

  • Represent the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects

  • Provide direction to Field Technicians

This position requires extended travel to multiple CONUS/OCONUS locations including Poland and potential relocation to Poland as an expatriate for up to three years.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years with bachelor’s degree; High school diploma or GED equivalent and 8 years’ experience in lieu of a degree with the following BQs or PQs

  • Role requires an approved Security certification (Security+) and an approved Operating System (OS) (Linux+) certification within 6 months of role assignment – Northrop Grumman provides certification boot camps

  • Extensive Experience with air and missile defense systems tactical operations, Command and Control (C2), networking and system configurations

  • Experience with Linux Red Hat and network monitoring software

  • Ability to act as the field liaison with customer personnel, providing on-site support required for the planning and implementation of product training, checkout, and test events

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally; must be able to deploy for short-term and/or long-term assignments

  • Must possess an active Secret Security Clearance

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating, maintaining, and instructing the IBCS system

  • Approved Security certification

  • Approved Operating System (OS) certification

  • Proficient knowledge of the IBCS system architecture, or Air Defense background to include knowledge of products such as AMDWS, ADSI and/or tactical air battle management systems

  • Proficient knowledge of the MIDS and Harris radios

  • Ability to speak Polish

Experience with customer delivered defense systems and field testing (First Article, Design Variation, and Environmental, etc.)


Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.