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Engineer Systems / Principal Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10074207

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

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, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. 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.

Selected candidate will have the opportunity work on a variety of flight critical and supporting mission critical avionics subsystems of a large unmanned aircraft, including the Vehicle Management Computer, Electromechanical Control Surface Actuator, Air Data System, Radio Altimeter, Ice Detector, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder, Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) and Weather Radar. Depending on program phase, duties will include supplier coordination, production line and field support, lab integration and verification testing, component qualification, requirements allocation, specification development and proposal support. Sufficient collateral knowledge to communicate effectively with other departments is desired, including software, reliability, and Airworthiness as well as the ability to understand air vehicle architecture. Also beneficial and often called upon is the ability to troubleshoot at the system and component level and have knowledge of various interconnection schemes such as Mil-Std-1553, RS-485, and analog. At the Engineer Systems level, the expected characteristics are: - General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. - Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks. - Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned. - Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. - Works under general supervision. - Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. - Failure to achieve results or inadequate work product should be detected by supervisory oversight but may cause delay in program schedules and allocation of additional resources. - Primarily internal company contacts. Infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • The basic qualifications for an Engineer Systems are a Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 2 years of experience, or a Master’s degree in STEM
  • The basic qualifications for a Principal Engineer Systems are a Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, Master’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 3 years' experience
  • SW Tools:  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Visio), Matlab
  • General understanding of the GPS system and how it works, general understanding of inertial sensors and how they work.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•Degree type:  MS
•Clearance Level:  TS
•Flight Test experience:  Some experience
•Supplier management:  Some experience
•Good understanding of general avionics components
•Requirements development:   Some experience
•Requirements verification testing:  Some experience
•Proficiency with test equipment (oscilloscopes, signal generators, signal analyzers, multi-meters):  Some experience

Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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

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.

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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.