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Communications Electronics Engineer/Principal Communications Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10047189

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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: Days (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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Communications Engineer/Principal Communications Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

The Communications Electronics Engineer/Principal Electronics Engineer must have experience with installation, integration and troubleshooting of aviation related communications systems, component sub-systems, RF Line of Sight, SATCOM and tactical networks. 

Essential Functions:

  • System integration, test development and execution of various types of complex communications systems
  • Create and develop documentation for system requirements and interfaces, including system engineering drawings and diagrams 
  • Troubleshoot systems to resolve complex issues, interact and coordinate with responsible communications engineers responsible for sustaining communication sub-systems
  • Serve as an interface between the O&T organization and the engineers
  • Ensure communication system performance meets specified levels
  • Proactively maintain overall system performance of a deployed communication system
  • Perform troubleshooting, document issues and coordinate field replacements/upgrades of communications systems
  • Contribute to improvement of processes, design and future sustainment efforts 
  • Actively participate in Program Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Must be a self-directed technical performer with strong communication skills, demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary technical trades, and ability to develop & execute to a strategy

Basic Qualifications (Communications Electroncis Engineer):

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline with 2 or more years of related experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 0 or more years of related experience
  • Practical working experience with various types of RF systems
  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance (within 5 year scope)
  • Must possess working knowledge in Systems Engineering       

Basic Qualifications (Principal Communications Electronics Engineer):

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline with 5 or more years of related experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 3 or more years of related experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 1 or more years of related experience 
  • Practical working experience with various types of RF systems
  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance (within 5 year scope)
  • Must possess working knowledge in Systems Engineering             

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in an Engineering Discipline
  • Experience with the integration and test of aviation related communications systems or component sub-systems
  • Working knowledge of communication engineering theory
  • Ability to obtain program access
  • Top Secret/SCI clearance with Active SSBI required with investigation date in last 5 years

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.