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Senior Staff Radar Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10020165

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking Senior Radar Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO.

Primary Duties:

The selected candidate will apply customer interactions and program management regarding the design, development and analysis of next generation digital Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar systems. The selected candidate will be the liaison between the technical development and program management teams with as strong understanding of the design and implementation of advanced RF techniques and radar control.


•        Assist in the development of the complete technical offering including the system architecture, cost estimates, schedule, and performance estimates for a next generation digital AESA radar system

•        Be effective in presenting technical, radar engineering-level details to executive-level audiences, providing clear and understandable insights and actionable recommendations

•        Lead analytical discussions and leverage data-backed evidence to describe and promote system capabilities to DoD customers 

•        Responsible for close coordination between the technical and program management teams regarding system-level details impacting cost, schedule, and performance

•        Assist in research and development of advanced RF capabilities, to include modeling, simulation, and analysis of radar control and radar performance

•        Contribute to the application of data analysis techniques and methodologies to design innovative CONOPS for next generation radar systems

•        Contribute to the design of multi-attribute trade studies, design of experiments (DOE), and analysis of alternatives

Basic Qualifications:

•        Systems Engineer: 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.

•        Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a radar engineer or analyst

•        Degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or equivalent

•        Experience performing analysis using modeling and simulation

•        Experience estimating cost and schedule of development activities

•        Active Secret Level DOD Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

•        Experience in Missile Defense and BMDS sensor capabilities

•        Functional knowledge of radar tracking and discrimination algorithms, and/or radar control algorithms

•        Electrical engineering background with strong understanding of RF waveforms and signal processing

•        Understanding of radar systems, hardware and capabilities

•        Experience leading engineering activities, including identifying, planning and executing required activities across a matrixed, multi-functional team without being given clear direction

•        Experience developing CONOPs and mission-level capabilities and requirements

•        Knowledge of System Engineering principles and requirements management

•        Effective communicator, capable of effectively translating and presenting complex concepts to both technical and non-technical management and customers, through presentations and written media

Salary Range: $157,500 USD - $236,300 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.