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Senior Staff EMI/EME/EMC (E3) Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10086196

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: San Diego, CA, USA   |  Palmdale, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SAP
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Sr. Staff Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Engineer (Level 6) to work in Rancho Bernardo, California or Palmdale, California. E3 Engineers ensure system compliance to electromagnetic environmental effects from individual components to the operational weapon system and all development activities in-between. The successful candidate will act as the technical liaison between internal and external organizations.

This position will be primarily focused on leading the planning and execution of E3 tasking and team on the Strike program.  Secondarily, this position will be requested to support other programs that may need consultation in the E3 domain, such as Triton, GH, Fire Scout, etc., as well as Community of Practice (CoP) activities as required. 

Essential Functions:

Decomposition of system level requirements for:

  • Electromagnetic Environmental Effects:
  • -    Lightning protection
  • -    Tribo-electric charging (Precipitation-static (P-static), electrostatic discharge (ESD))
  • -    Electromagnetic interference/compatibility (EMI/C, EMI, EMC)
  • -    TEMPEST
  • -    Radio Frequency (RF) cosite
  • -    Electrical bonding

Application of high-level requirements documents to systems and subsystems:

  • -    MIL-STD-461
  • -    MIL-STD-464
  • -    DO-160
  • -    MIL-STD-883

Perform testing, data analysis, and reporting for in-house test activities

  • -    Develop test software/hardware
  • -    Develop and maintain test specifications, procedures and schedules

Witness subcontractor testing and ensure compliance to E3 requirements

Lead the evaluation of design drawings to verify and correct system design to E3 standards

Travel up to 25% will be required

Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.
  • Experience in RF, Test, or design engineering 
  • The ability to obtain and maintain DoD Top Secret and special program access 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active in-scope DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Current Active Program PAR
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (with a focus on RF, microwave, integrated circuits, photonics, or communication systems) or Bachelor's Degree in Physics
  • Previous experience applying MIL-STD-461/ MIL-STD-464 requirements allocation, test procedure development, test execution, or test reporting for components or systems
  • Proficiency in LabView and/or MATLAB
  • Experience in any of the following: RF modeling tools such as FEKO, cosite analysis, low level EMP testing, shielding effectiveness testing, EMC Safety-of-flight testing
  • Ability to obtain and maintain special program clearance


This position reports to San Diego, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Palmdale, CA, CA, USA.

Salary Range: $178,700 USD - $268,100 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.