SATCOM Principal/Senior Principal Systems

Requisition ID: R10015253

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Orlando - FL, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

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 Defense Systems (NGDS) is seeking a Wideband Satellite Communications SATCOM System Engineers with experience in formal engineering life-cycle processes to work in Orlando, Florida. NGDS is an industry leader in developing, integrating, and sustaining complex systems for the US Department of Defense. Our team performs a variety of tasks leading to the successful integration, test, and deployment of complex DoD systems worldwide.

 The qualified system engineers will become part of Northrop Grumman's Satellite Communications, Networking, and Training Team, which includes the Wideband Training and Certification System (WTCS), Common Network Planning Software (CNPS), Wideband Remote Monitoring Sensor (WRMS), and Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Trend Analysis and Anomaly Resolution System/Wideband Satellite Operations Management System (WSOMS) Mediated Interoperability Infrastructure.

 The system engineers will be working on design, development, testing, and implementation of all aspects of the systems development lifecycle. They will perform a variety of duties in systems and software development and test. They will work from systems documents and specifications, and follow written and verbal instructions, conduct test and report data and results in prescribed formats.

Basic Qualifications: 

• Principal Basic Qualification - Minimum of 5 years of experience with Bachelor’s degree or 3 years’ experience with Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field. STEM degree required.

• Senior Principal Basic Qualification - Minimum of 9 years of experience with Bachelor’s degree or 7 years of experience with Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field. STEM degree required.

• Experience working within formal engineering, development, integration, requirements analysis, and/or testing processes for the development of complex systems

• Experience working with satellite communications technology system architecture, interfaces, protocols, control, planning, equipment, concept of operation, troubleshooting, policies, and/or procedures

• US Citizenship is required with an active US DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with standard system engineering processes for the development of complex systems 

• Knowledge base of Wideband SATCOM Operational Management System (WSOMS)

• Knowledge base of commercial SATCOM systems

• Experience or familiarization with analysis of satellite events, troubleshooting anomalies, outages, interference, technical feasibility, interoperability

• Familiarization with DoD systems and subsystems (e.g. C2ISR platforms, SATCOM, data links).

• Familiarization with computer networking and cyber security principles and practices

• Understanding of radio frequency (RF) theory as it relates to communications (including satellite link performance parameters, link budgets and interference calculations)

• Knowledge of advanced satellite waveforms and modem operations.

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.