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Principal Electronics Engineer – Systems Communications Engineer

Requisition ID: R10062698

  • 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: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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.

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Electronics Engineer - Systems Communications Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

The Principal Electronics Engineer - Systems Communications Engineer will be responsible for:

• Research, design, development and test of a variety of electronic equipment and systems, including RF datalinks and SATCOM

• Maintaining complex RF communications architectures, systems; circuitry components; analog and digital computers.

• Reporting COMMs status to Program Managers and IPT Management.

The selected candidate should be a self-starter and thrive working in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, engaged in assignments across multiple engineering disciplines, within a collaborative/team setting on all levels of the organization.

Qualified candidates should be prepared to research, design, develop, and test a variety of electronic equipment and systems, including radio and other communications equipment and systems; circuitry components; analog and digital computers; and control and test equipment.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 5 years of experience in Engineering; OR Masters of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 3 years of experience in Engineering; OR PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 0 years of experience in Engineering
• Active DoD Secret security clearance.
• Availability of 50% regional travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

•    RF and digital system design & analysis
•    Antenna theory and operation
•    COMMS Wideband and Narrowband integration and testing
•    MIL-STD-1553, RS-422, MIL-STD-6016 familiarity
•    Airborne platform radio integration
•    System Performance Verification
•    Component Qualifications for Flight
•    Networking/Cyber
•    System Engineering, Requirements Derivation


Salary Range: $101,200 USD - $151,800 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.