Principal Systems Engineer
Category: EngineeringLocation: Stafford - VA, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: SCITelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the TimePositions Available: 1At 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 "A cents € 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.Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.Position is contingent upon contract award. The person hired for this role will be based at our Stafford, VA location.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 systemsBasic Qualifications: - 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- 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- Must possess organized, logical thought process skills, exhibit a strong work ethic and attention to detail- 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- Ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance with SCI and successfully complete a polygraph- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and technical writing skills- Valid driver's license- Shift - 1st/2nd shift with rotating wee kend supports (~every 14 weeks)- Favorable SECNAV 5512Preferred Qualifications:- 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 domainSalary Range: 101200 - 151800Employees 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.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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.