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Staff Electronic Warfare Lead Engineer (Melbourne, FL)

Requisition ID: R10036201

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Staff Electronic Warfare Lead Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Electronics & Payloads organization. This role is located in Melbourne FL.

This role is for an Electronic Warfare (EW) Responsible Engineer (RE) or EW Principal reporting to the RF Sensors & Effects Lead within the Mission Systems IPT.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Knowledge of the industry-leading EW suppliers' products, low-observables (LO) antennas, and back-end processing and Mission Management.

·       Responsible for digitally modeling an EW subsystem architecture, technical point of contact for EW suppliers, performing trade studies on various antenna layouts and subsystem architectures, and making recommendations to the Mission System IPT Lead.

·       Oversight of EW colleagues as the MS IPT grows.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in electromagnetics, digital and analog signal processing, Electronic Support Measures (ESM) subsystems, interferometry, phase difference of arrival, time difference of arrival, other geolocation techniques, Electronic Attack (EA) subsystems, EW techniques, antennas, antenna patterns, as-installed antenna effects, RF link budgets, RF propagation, and power/cooling constraints when working on tactical airborne platforms.

The candidate will also write and amend requirements, specifications, acceptance test procedures, and plan lab and flight tests to reduce risk on current- and next-gen platforms.

Candidate must be proficient in MATLAB. EW Subsystem test, RCS testing, RF testing, and/or modeling & simulation related to EW is a plus.


Basic Qualifications:

·       Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 14 years of related professional/military experience in Electronics Engineering to include a background in ESM/EW/EA, OR a Master’s degree AND 12 years of related professional/military experience in Electronics Engineering to include a background in ESM/EW/EA, OR a Ph.D. AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Electronics Engineering to include a background in ESM/EW/EA. 

·       Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

·       Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance. 


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Active in-scope Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP)

Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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.