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Staff Systems Engineer Architect

Requisition ID: R10072717

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, MD, 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, 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.

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, but they’re also making history.

As an integral part of our Systems Architectures team in Mission Systems you will work with RADAR, Electronic Warfare (EW), or Electro-Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) technologies to help develop architectures for future multi-function sensors, and upgrades to current systems.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Performing key systems engineering elements to meet a given program’s requirements
  • Designing and developing sensor system architectures
  • Defining key capabilities and performance requirements
  • Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
  • Performing system performance modeling
  • Providing physics level and mission level modeling subject matter expertise
  • Developing thorough definition of system interfaces
  • Guiding system implementation approaches for operational concepts
  • Ensuring the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Developing modifications to existing products to meet unique customer needs, and supporting / leading the development of next-generation products within a market segment
  • Leading / overseeing technical work products developed by the larger engineering team, supporting design reviews and integration and test activities as needed
  • Supporting capture activities, including RFI/RFP preparation, customer presentations and live demonstrations, and competitor analysis
  • Maintaining knowledge of current and developing technologies and developing strategies for their insertion into both legacy and next-generation sensors
  • Responsibility for close customer cooperation to ensure that requirements meet customer expectations
  • Providing presentations to customers and senior management, with tailored material based on the audience

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 14 years of experience, a Master’s degree with 12 years of experience or a Ph.D. with 9 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields.

  • U.S. Citizenship and active secret DoD clearance is required
  • Experience with one or more of the following topics
    • RADAR Systems Engineering
    • RADAR Antenna Design / Development
    • Electronic Warfare or SIGINT systems
    • Electro-Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) systems
    • Embedded systems
    • Relevant Algorithm development
    • MATLAB

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in Engineering, Science, Physics, Mathematics or related technical fields
  • Active Top Secret, TS/SCI or TS/SCI with Counter-Intelligence Polygraph (CI Poly)
  • High proficiency in technical problem solving; to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring
  • Multi-disciplined knowledge in areas related to engineering including systems design, hardware, software and firmware design, integration and test
  • RF, RADAR, EW, or EO/IR technology background with sensors development and implementation experience.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/ 

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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Salary Range: $153,600 USD - $230,400 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.