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Engineer Digital 2/3 – Digital Signal Processing – Secret Clearance required

Requisition ID: R10052066

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, California, 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: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

The Digital Products Department (part of NG Strategic Space Systems) in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a talented Engineer Digital 2/3 - Digital Signal Processing. This person will be required to develop, test, and integrate complex digital communications hardware and support test systems for spacecraft flight programs.

The ideal candidate possesses a strong interest, education and/or background in DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and communication theory with particular emphasis on modem development, design and implementation. Candidate should be aware of and interested in digital transmitter and receiver architectures and be able to grow and eventually interface with cross-disciplinary teams in systems, RF, mixed-signal and digital hardware.

Potential responsibilities include:

- Supporting the implementation of digital modem hardware architecture and algorithms such as for timing and carrier synchronization

- Coding and decoding

- Providing support for test and verification efforts for Space-based FPGA designs including lab support, test and debug, possible VHDL test code, ordering parts and equipment

Interest in developing hands-on lab experience is highly desired. Modeling and simulation in Matlab/Simulink and C/C++ is desired. Must have good interpersonal skills and able to work well in a team environment. Must have good oral and written communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

- Level 2: Bachelor’s degree in STEM from an accredited institution and 2+ years of experience in an Engineering environment; OR, a minimum of 0 years of experience with a STEM Master's degree  

- Level 3: Bachelor’s Degree in STEM from an accredited institution and 5+ years of experience in an Engineering environment; OR, a minimum of 3+ years of experience with a STEM Master's degree; OR STEM PhD. degree

-Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

Dept of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 yearsOR Dept of Energy L clearance with a background investigation date within 10 years

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution with a focus on DSP and Communication Theory

- Active DoD TS, SCI, or SSBI clearance


Salary Range: $90,600 USD - $136,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $111,600 USD - $167,400 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.