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Senior Radar Systems Engineer 4

Requisition ID: R10086556

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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: 2

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 radar Senior Systems Engineer 4/5 to support a radar technology Internal Research and Development project and Future Capture Efforts in Colorado Springs, CO.

Through the role of a radar systems engineer, the selected candidate will support the design, development and analysis of next generation digital Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar systems. The selected candidate will perform software development and modeling, simulation analysis (MS&A) related to the design and implementation of advanced RF techniques and radar control.


  • Research and develop advanced RF capabilities, to include modeling, simulation, and analysis of radar control and radar performance
  • Apply data analysis techniques and methodologies to design innovative CONOPS for next generation radar systems
  • Develop and maintain mission-level models to support multi-attribute trade studies, design of experiment, and analysis of alternatives
  • Design and develop engineering-level models for integration, component testing, and hardware in the loop simulation
  • Develop and implement radar algorithms for radar control and operation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Systems Engineer 4: 9 Years with Bachelor’s Degree; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD. 13 years in lieu of a Bachelor degree
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a radar engineer or analyst
  • Degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or equivalent
  • Proficiency in MATLAB, Python, or C++
  • Experience performing analysis with large amounts of data using modeling and simulation
  • Understanding of probability and statistical techniques for approaching complex problems
  • Active Secret Level DOD Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Missile Defense and BMDS sensor capabilities
  • Functional knowledge of radar tracking and discrimination algorithms, and/or radar control/scheduling algorithms
  • Experience with AFSIM or related M&S software
  • Electrical engineering background with deep understanding of RF waveforms and signal processing
  • Understanding of radar systems, hardware and capabilities
  • Understanding of antenna design and properties, and modeling techniques for M&S assessment
  • Understanding of adversarial techniques and defensive methods for radar operations within electronic attack environments
  • Understanding of radar discrimination techniques and feature exploitation
  • Background in SW development or SW development management
  • Comfortable with methodologies associated with artificial intelligence such as neural nets, deep nets, topological data analysis and reinforcement learning
  • Knowledge of System Engineering principles and requirements management
  • Effective communicator, capable of effectively translating and presenting complex concepts to both technical and nontechnical management and customers, through presentations and written media

Salary Range: $114,100 USD - $171,100 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.