Lead Field Engineer (TS/SCI required**)
Requisition ID: R10130508
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: SCI
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: Days (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the Time
- Positions Available: 1
The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce, and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.
Northrop Grumman is seeking a Lead Field Engineer to join our team in Aurora, Colorado.
This role synthesizes customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures, and schedules for completing systems. Coordinates integrated testing activities. Reviews and evaluates test requirements to insure completeness of test program. Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system-level evaluations.
Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Ability to travel ~ 50%
- Create and document pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment procedures that ensure there are repeatable processes, while understanding that all deployments are unique and will require real time risk assessment and resolutions in unpredictable conditions
- Maintain a continuous improvement mentality and update documentation accordingly
- Train team members on proper safety and deployment processes, and maintain training documentation
- Lead installation, test, operation, monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of antenna systems and associated components
- Lead troubleshooting of complex RF, IP/networking, server configuration, and software issues in a dynamic environment supporting live operations
**When applying, please ensure your resume contains all the below basic qualifications for you to qualify and be considered for the role:
- 14 Years of relevant experience with a completed Bachelor's degree; 12 Years of relevant experience with a completed Masters's degree; 9 Years of relevant experience with a completed PhD; An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree (High School diploma or equivalent is required with additional experience)
- Must have Active/Current DoD Top Secret security clearance with SCI access
- Experience with SATCOM antenna equipment and installations, troubleshooting and repairs
- Experience working in a diverse and complex HW and SW integration and deployment environment with an emphasis on configuration management and first time quality.
- Familiarity with Preventative Maintenance Inspections
- Ability to work independently with multi-disciplined teams within the program
- Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills and the ability to read electrical drawings and schematics.
- Knowledge of computers, radios, radio transmission fundamentals, RF theory and A/C power distribution systems.
To better support our employee’s work/life balance, most NG worksites support a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off. This schedule or other work-hour flexibility options can be determined upon hire.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts
With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on Earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. #definingpossible
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.