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Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10078374

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Warner Robins, Georgia, 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: No
  • 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 Defensive Systems has an opening for a Principal Systems Engineer on our test team. In this role, you will support radar testing and troubleshooting at the system level as well as the component level. This role will also include maintaining all aspects of the associated test equipment.

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Support ATP testing of radar system

  • Troubleshoot radar system and/or components (antenna, LRU, SRU, etc.)

  • Conduct and contribute to data analysis to support failure identification and resolution

  • Maintain test station and associated test equipment

  • Perform technical analysis of radar systems

  • Track and maintain failure trend data

Basic Qualifications: 

  • A Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM Degree) with a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience with a BS or 3 years with a MS

  • Experience with electrical and/or RF test equipment

  • Experience with software, such as C, MATLAB, Labview, ect.

  • Understanding of radar system and test engineering concepts

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience with radar testing, troubleshooting, and/or technical analysis

  • Experience running and maintaining RF test equipment

  • Software development experience with antenna/RF analysis and/or test measurement systems


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.