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Principal Systems Engineer/Sr Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10075269

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown City, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 100% 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, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems - Field Engineering is seeking a highly motivated Principal Systems Engineer or Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to be a technical leader for our Hale RQ4 UAV sensor Field Engineering team located in Sigonella Italy. Our development and sustainment operations are managed from our Linthicum, Maryland location. With the ability to deploy on a long-term assignment to the Main Operating Base (MOB) located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide maintenance support and physical control for the Hale RQ4 sensor
  • Perform periodic quarterly physical inspections of the Hale RQ4 sensor
  • Create detailed trouble reports for the Hale RQ4 sensor
  • Provide support for emergency divert activities in support of security for the Hale RQ4 sensor
  • Analyzes system performance, reliability and consumption data of the Hale RQ4 sensor and make recommendations to sustain sensor performance
  • Identify engineering and/or logistics solutions to support the Hale RQ4 sensor.
  • Analyze customer requirements and will assist with conducting trade studies to propose various courses of action when needed.
  • Perform technical planning to support various integration and test activities in both lab and aircraft environments
  • Accomplishes software/hardware testing to ensure functional requirements are met
  • Interface with various customers including military and prime contractor personnel


"This position may be filled as a Principal Systems Engineer or Sr. Principal Systems Engineer based on the qualifications listed below."

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical field and 5 years’ experience; 3 years with a Master's degree
  • Ability to deploy to the Main Operating Base (MOB) located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella.
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of RF systems performance and associated requirement analysis
  • Ability to perform technical planning as well as hands on testing of RF/digital systems as required
  • Effective verbal and written communication, ability to work in a team environment
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance investigated within the last 5 years, with the ability to gain Top Secret and program specific clearances. U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite.

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical field and 9 years’ experience; 7 years with a Master's degree
  • Ability to deploy to the Main Operating Base (MOB) located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella.
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of RF systems performance and associated requirement analysis
  • Ability to perform technical planning as well as hands on testing of RF/digital systems as required
  • Effective verbal and written communication, ability to work in a team environment
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance investigated within the last 5 years, with the ability to gain Top Secret and program specific clearances. U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experienced with sustainment related analysis of airborne radar systems
  • Experience with USAF or NATO sustainment efforts on airborne radar systems hardware and software
  • Technical Team Leadership skills/abilities
  • Experience with Hale RQ4 radar operations and maintenance related activities
  • Ability to interface with customer technical and leadership personnel at all levels


 


Salary Range: $95,100 USD - $142,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $117,900 USD - $176,900 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.