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Staff Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10095549

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman in Azusa, CA is seeking a Ground COMMS-Hardware Staff Engineer Systems (Level-5) to join our qualified, diverse team at our Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, CA. We are seeking someone that has the ability to report on-site daily. We can accommodate some partial telework but this is dependent upon business/program/team need.

You will support a small team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, and validate requirements for the ground segment of a new satellite system. In this role, you will be interacting with the customer and PGSD leadership to define and maintain the technical baseline. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to develop the requirements and models necessary to guide stakeholders & sub-contractors in acquisition & installation of this ground equipment.

Roles & Responsibilities:
• Provide regular status to NGP program leadership
• Lead Key Customer Reviews (eg, SRR, PDR, CDR, etc)

• Manage Issues/Actions/Risks uncovered during Workings Groups
• Lead the coordination with Test Set Team in defining & selling-off Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
• Lead the coordinating with Sub-contractors for Hardware & CDRL Deliveries
• Oversee and track cost activities and provide cost analysis to NGP program leadership
• Developing & verifying functional & interface requirements
• Generating, coordinating & baselining Unit Specs & their Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
• Creating AC & DC electrical & RF & Digital signal flow & I/O diagrams
• Calculating RF signal loss & RF satellite link budgets
• Lead coordination between stakeholders to understand & implement end-user system mission needs

Basic Qualifications for Ground COMMS-Hardware Staff Engineer Systems (Level-5):

• Bachelor's degree in STEM with 14 years of related engineering experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with 12+ years of related engineering experience, or a PhD with 9+ Years of related engineering experience
• Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD SECRET clearance (US Citizenship Required)
• Working knowledge of requirements development and Verification Cross-Reference Matrices (VCRMs)
• Familiarity AC & DC electrical & RF & Digital signal flow & I/O diagrams
• Leadership of hardware engineers and regularly brief NGP program management
• Experience with coordinating across IPTs and Contracts
• Experience in cost account management and providing earned value metrics analysis

Preferred Qualifications:
• Active DoD Clearance
• Familiarity with MS-Office, DOORS
• Experience with MODEMs and Front-End Processors (FEPs)
• Exposure to LabView (ATE Test SW)
• Familiarity with AC & DC power systems
• Experience with S- and K-band SATCOM Ground Stations
• Experience with ATE Racks
• Experience with RF signal loss & RF satellite link budgets
• Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), SysML & Cameo, Jira & Agile Processes

Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,400 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

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.

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.