Sr. Principal Communication Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10003655

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sierra Vista - AZ, 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
  • 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 is seeking a highly qualified, mission-oriented Subcontractor Management Team Lead to support the Q4 Enterprise programs. This specific position will primarily support communication subcontractors.  The successful candidate will assist in directing, overseeing and collaborating on all aspects of the programs associated with planning, implementation, contracting of change proposals, and execution of the program across Integrated Product Teams, functions and sectors.   The successful candidate will interact with the customer, subcontractors, and other stakeholders as the focal point for Q4 activities as well as, manage risks and opportunities to ensure timely execution on these efforts.


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

      Collaborate with OEM engineering, to help keep alignment of sustainment and development activities

·         Plan, coordinate and manage subcontractor activities

      Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) and coordination to ensure on time delivery of subcontractor SDRLS and contracted services.

·         Lead discussions, demonstrations, briefings for cross-domain activities across NGC Sectors and with customer communities.

      Coordination of Subcontractor Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP).

      Support proposal development / capture planning and strategy.

      Generate, review and finalize Supplier Statement of Works in coordination with prime SOWs/RFPs.

      Building subcontractor and customer relationships and intimacy.



·         Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

·         2 years of Experience working with a subcontractor in at least an advisory role

·         9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD of combined experience in areas of engineering or related field

·         Demonstrated experience and knowledge of communication technology to include Ku/Ka Satcom, CDL, Link 16, UHF Satcom, ATC, Inmarsat, and related systems.

·         Current DoD Secret clearance

      Significant Global Hawk, NATO, Triton, or similar program experience.

      Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and work with team members to develop solutions.

      Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.

      Ability to demonstrate success in leading and developing cross functional teams.

      Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors.

      Demonstrate understanding of program risk, opportunity and issue management process

·         Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint

·         Experience of with complex anomaly resolution, internal and external coordination and collaboration

·         Experience in Foreign Military sales highly desirable.

·         Willing and able to travel up to 25%

Salary Range: 98500 - 147700
Salary Range 2: 11400 - 171100

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.