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Chief Engineer – RF & DSP

Requisition ID: R10100148

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: United Kingdom-Home Based, London, UK
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Salary: £78,000 - £112,000

Role clearance type: You must be able to gain and maintain UK Government clearance

Location:  Home Based

About Your Opportunity:

The Chief Engineer expertly leads a multi-disciplinary engineering team across the entire solution lifecycle, solving challenging problems through innovative design.

Holding overall responsibility for the design, implementation, set-to-work, production engineering, manufacture, operational evaluation, and continuous improvement of a high-performance software defined radio for defence airborne platforms.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognized through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel.
  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor engineering team to ensure coherence, effective communication, and satisfactory performance across the team.
  • Engaging client stakeholders to capture, refine and trade requirements and operational scenarios, and solve integration challenges.
  • Architectural design of SDR framework in conjunction with other stakeholders from the company’s wider international business.
  • Trade-space analysis of evolving solution, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, using model based system engineering (MBSE) techniques covering SWaP-C principles.
  • Leading detailed RF electronics (hardware) design, set-to-work and test.

Your Experience:

  • Understanding of RF circuit design in UHF band including downconverters and digitisers.
  • Practical expertise in the design and modelling of Systems Architecture
  • Experience in DSP engine/firmware design for radio communications .
  • Exemplary knowledge of software design principles.
  • Environmental and EMC testing knowledge.

Your Future Team:

We are proud to develop our expertise alongside the best minds across our leading global service, with technical expertise offered international colleagues who deliver cutting-edge solutions for the world’s leading military forces.

We build on the experiences of decorated ex-military personnel with hands-on war-fighting experience that brings unique operational insight to requirements capture and capability delivery and ensures we develop excellent understanding of client needs. This work is supported by a wider team of commercial and supply chain specialists, providing access to sourcing and manufacturing capability.

This significance of our service is proven through the support of senior leadership who personally sponsor the communications systems initiative and ‘lean in’ to provide strategic support.

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more – email to connect with one of our Sourcing Specialists who will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

Find out more:

Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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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.