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Staff Systems Engineer, SEIT Lead (5G Development and Design) – Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10060475

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Staff Systems Engineer - SEIT Lead responsible for 5G Development and Design. Joining our team of qualified, diverse individuals in defining the future. The position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

Essential Functions:
In this role, the candidate will lead a team of Embedded Systems Engineers implementing 5G development and design. The candidate will work with the Chief Architect, the Subsystem Leads and the to develop the 5G segment architecture and segment requirements; lead requirements analyses; develop and manage the functional allocations. Represent the IPT for all Systems Engineering meetings; lead the development of all System Engineering documentation; support the SEIT IPT in the overall planning and execution of all required reviews (e.g. SRR, SFR, Design Reviews, etc.).  The candidate will also serve as the coordinating element between the subsystem leads and their teams for any and all inter-subsystem coordination challenges, issues and opportunities.  

The candidate will lead the 5G implementation team to analyze the requirements, perform necessary trades; support subsystem leads in writing RFIs/RFQs/RFPs; support subsystem leads in writing specifications and statements of work (SOWs); support subsystem leads in identifying vendor products; support the subsystem leads in technical evaluation of vendor products (performance, cost, schedule and risk); support capture activities to include writing sections of a Technical Volume; developing and integrating sections of the program  Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS); researching and leveraging past performance to develop and defend the Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for the Cost Volume. 
The candidate must be able to plan, work, and status to a budget; develop, review, and present materials to senior management and Customers; work across IPTs for a system solution; and provide technical and managerial oversight to ensure high quality deliverable products (e.g. CDRLs, test models, manufacturing plans, etc.). Candidate must be well organized with excellent writing skills, adaptable, and have a strong knowledge of advanced sensor integration and performance. Top Secret preferred. Strong technical writing and communication skills. Flexibility to evolving program environments. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline and 14 years of engineering experience OR a master's degree and 12 years of engineering experience OR a PhD Degree and 9 years of engineering experience.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

  • Current experience with Aircraft systems engineering process and procedures

  • Recent experience in leading all activities leading to SRR, SVR and all major design reviews

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Current experience with 5G background a plus

  • Experience in leading a diverse team and working in a collaborative Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment

  • Working with PM and functional homerooms to maintain and staff program. 

  • Experience with aircraft design systems engineering process and procedures 

  • Experience in developing segment architectures, requirements and interfaces

  • Experience in developing and presenting technical documentation and briefings to the customer and organization leadership

  • Experience in new business development and proposal management, from capture planning to proposal delivery

  • Experience with modern/commercial architectures, such as cloud computing & pleo transports (Preferred)

  • Understanding military CONOPs or COMMs background (Preferred Qualification)

  • Active in-scope Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (PAR)

  • Willing to travel


Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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.