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Principal Computer/ Sr Principal Computer Engineer

Requisition ID: R10052787

  • 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: 3

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 Principal/Sr Principal Computer Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

**This position may be filled by either a Principal Computer Engineer level or a Sr. Principal Computer Engineer level based on the qualifications listed.

The selected candidate will be responsible for performing COTS design evaluations, development of requirements for commercial computing and data storage devices, the analysis of military systems requirements, and supplier interaction/management of commercial or military avionics and/or computing hardware. The selected candidate also should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Essential Functions:

  • Experience in COTS hardware, estimating application performance within the constructs of the hardware and methods of measuring application performance

  • Design and develop computer, network, and storage architecture, perform hardware integration and testing, and requirements analysis

  • Experience with trade studies, documenting subsystem architectures, analyzing performance, and evaluating Technology Readiness Level (TRL) with regard to supplier current and future products offerings

  • Experience with developing supplier documentation, performance-based specifications, and statements of work

  • Build supplier evaluation criteria and experience in conducting technical evaluations, documenting results and selection

  • Ability to review documents from the supplier’s development effort and support supplier technical interchange meetings and design reviews

Basic Qualifications:

For – Principal Computer Engineer (T03):

·       Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of hardware design engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 3 years of experience in the same

·       Must have demonstrated knowledge of computer architecture and associated elements: processing hardware, operating systems, networking standards/protocols (e.g. 1553, 1394, Ethernet), and data storage.

·       Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret security clearance

·       Must have the ability to obtain Special Program Access

 

Basic Qualifications:

For – Sr. Principal Computer Engineer (T04):

·       Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of hardware design engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in a (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 7 years of experience in the same

·       Must have demonstrated knowledge of computer architecture and associated elements: processing hardware, operating systems, networking standards/protocols (e.g. 1553, 1394, Ethernet), and data storage.

·       Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret security clearance

·       Must have the ability to obtain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience with embedded systems, Linux operating systems, single board computers, networking components, or Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)

  • Experience with integration of COTS electronics into military systems

  • Experience with supplier team management

  • Experience with working on a multidisciplinary team and writing technical proposals

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • A current, in scope DoD Secret or Top Secret level security clearance


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.