Northrop Grumman (DOD Skillbridge) - Principal Systems Engineer/ Sr. Principal Systems Engineer
Requisition ID: R10050685 Category: Engineering Location: Stafford, Virginia, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: SCI Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America) Travel Required: No Positions 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. As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. Responsibilities for this internship position are: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program. Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC. Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities. Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team. DoD SkillBridge Eligibility: Has served at least 180 days on active duty Is within 12 months of separation or retirement Will receive an honorable discharge Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship. What You Will Do: - Support Operations and Maintenance by providing technical support on large antenna platforms and associated equipment in the generation of Radio Frequency (RF) signals and communications systems - Provide systems engineering support for the lifecycle management of RF signal transmission and receiving systems - Analyze problems with existing equipment, design and implement corrective actions and modifications - Evaluate customer requirements, determine existing system capability to meet requirements and define, design, develop and implement system changes to meet requirements that are not met by the existing system - Determine RF test methods, working with communications and command control software, RF/Microwave equipment, system specifications, RF design and reliability/maintainability - Use and operate test equipment to include: spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, power meter, signal generator, pulse generator, multi-meter or Digital Volt Meter (DVM), fiber optic testers - Responsibilities include analyzing equipment problems, isolating causes and taking proper action to resolve problems - Perform corrective maintenance and integrate approved equipment modifications into the existing customer baseline - Support Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), recapitalization efforts from system requirements, cost and schedule to the development, integration, and testing of replacement systems This requisition can be filled at a higher level based on the qualifications below. Responsibilities for this internship requisition position are: Internship Description: The Northrop Grumman Military Veteran Program (NG-MVP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MVP is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training and through individual internships during the last 180 days of service. Any rank, enlisted or officer, may apply for SkillBridge. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. Your unit Commander must authorize participation in NG-MVP prior to start of internship. NG-MVP is a program that will bridge the gap for transitioning service members and is held 3 times a year at various Northrop Grumman installations around the country. Service members will gain valuable experience and training throughout their internship with a potential opportunity to gain employment with Northrop Grumman upon completion of active duty service obligation. NG-MVP Eligibility: Has served at least 180 days on active duty Is within 180 days of separation or retirement Will receive an honorable discharge Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months Basic Qualifications: Principal Engineer: - Bachelor's (STEM) + 5 years of exp: Master's + 3 years of exp; PhD + 0 years of exp; or 9 years of exp in lieu of degree Sr Principal Engineer: - Bachelor's (STEM) + 9 years of exp: Master's + 7 years of exp; PhD + 4 years of exp; or 13 years of exp in lieu of degree - Ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance with SCI and successfully complete a polygraph - Skills required are in line with military electronics equivalent training in ratings such as, Navy CTM, ET, FCT and Army 35T Series - Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and leadership - Ability to climb ladders and use personnel lifts for heights to approximately 50 feet (using approved fall protection equipment), ascend and descend ~60 feet of stairs - Ability to install and uninstall (lift) devices weighing 50 pounds - Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and technical writing skills - Valid driver's license - Shift - 1st/2nd shift with rotating weekend supports (~every 14 weeks) - Favorable SECNAV 5512 - Ability to receive Unit Commander Approval Preferred Qualifications: - Received Unit Commander's approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Active TS-SCI clearance with CI Poly - Academic or work-related experience in the following: - RF and Microwave engineering and technologies - Presenting technical and management level briefings - Developing test methods to characterize signals and performance - Work related experience with electronic test equipment to include: spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, power meter, signal generator, pulse generator, multi-meter or Digital Volt Meter (DVM), fiber optic testers - Work related experience on RF and Microwave systems - RF verification in the frequency domain and time domain - Must possess organized, logical thought process skills, exhibit a strong work ethic and attention to detail Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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. US 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/. 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