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Staff Electronics Engineer (T05) Comms & Payloads Subsystems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10064467

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of technological advancement in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they are making history.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Staff Electronics Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA, but can be located in either El Segundo, CA or Rancho Bernardo, CA with additional travel. The successful candidate will be the Comms technical lead for the Comms and Payloads IPT for an engineering sustainment contract.

The Staff Electronics Engineer will be responsible for:
•    Acting as the technical lead responsible for the communications segment in support of a sustainment effort contract
•    Briefing both customer and program leadership on technical performance and challenges faced within the comms segment
•    Managing and supporting system performance in an operational environment, as well as in lab environment, to include real time troubleshooting support and post-test data analysis 
•    Addressing and correcting deliverable subsystem deficiencies and enhancements via program identified tools/systems to improve deliverable performance for operational use
•    Working within IPT leadership to prioritize and manage tasking of reachback engineering teams and responsible engineers in support of contract efforts
•    Reporting Comms subsystem status to program and IPT leadership and identifying risks/issues/concerns in order to prevent increased cost or schedule loss

Basic Qualifications:
•    Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 14 years of related experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 12 years of related experience or a PhD with 10 years of experience
•    Active DoD Top Secret security clearance

•    Ability to acquire SAP clearance (not required to start)

•    Up to 25% travel (50% if located in El Segundo or Rancho Bernardo)

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience and familiarity with common data link waveforms 
•    Experience in communications system integration and testing in all phases of program cycle
•    Familiarity with common industry standards related to communications systems, such as MIL-STD-1553, RS-422, RS-232, IPv4/IPv6
•    Experience with Networking infrastructure at both the Layer 2 and Layer 3
•    Experience with RF based test equipment to include spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and power meters
•    Active DoD Top Secret security clearance and active SAP clearance

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.  U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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.