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Sr Principal Systems Engineer – Tactical Networking

Requisition ID: R10078159

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Warner Robins, GA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (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.

NG is seeking a full-time, experienced engineer to support integration of Army dismounted and mounted sensor systems through existing and next-generation tactical networking capabilities. As part of a diverse team, this engineer will work to increase Situational Awareness to the Warfighter through increasing data sharing capability and analysis on the battlefield.

The job will include analysis of sensor system interfaces and data products, determining methods of encoding sensor data into standard formats, and creating interface systems between sensors and radio systems. Through rapid prototyping and test events, the candidate will work with a diverse team to demonstrate this capability to new platforms and networks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM Degree) with a minimum of 9 years of applicable experience with a BS or 7 years with a MS

  • Have a solid understanding of IP networks

  • Experience with line-of-sight military radio systems and waveforms such as TSM-X

  • Experience integrating tactical data links and/or sensors on military platforms

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Secret Security Clearance

  • Experience with Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI), COMSEC, and common fill devices

  • Experience with Blue Force Tracking systems

  • Experience with Nett Warrior / Tactical Assault Kit (TAK)

  • Experience with IP-enabled US Army radio systems such as the PRC-117G, PRC-158, and PRC-163

  • Familiar with Cross Domain Solutions

  • Familiar with US Army ground vehicle sensors and systems

  • Familiar with 5G cellular technology


Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.