Systems Engineer (Photonics) / Principal

Northrop Grumman
Linthicum, MD
Nov 28, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time
Requisition ID: 21015984 Category: Engineering Location: Linthicum - MD, United States of America Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship Clearance Type: Secret Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position Shift: Days (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. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation and our allies safe from Undersea to Space and Cyberspace. NGMS, the Baltimore/Linthicum location is seeking a Photonics Systems Engineer. The selected Photonics Systems Engineer will perform as a member of an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists on different project assignments to develop novel and innovative solutions to advanced technical problems. You will design, develop, build, and test systems and products based on optic, photonic and laser technologies to solve hard problems. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple advanced development systems and to work closely with senior technical leads. Much of the work will be hands-on in a lab environment, but there will be additional work developing and applying mathematical models for simulation and analysis. The successful engineer will contribute to the overall development of photonic and optical systems, including developing and benchmarking system performance models and implementing test procedures. Responsibilities include: Design and analyze photonic components and subsystems Develop test plans and perform testing of optical components and subsystems Contribute to the development of innovative solutions to difficult problems Perform testing on optical assemblies and photonic systems Document designs and test results Future responsibilities are expected to include: Present results to customers Lead teams of engineers and technicians in the pursuit of program goals, and complete tasks according to schedule, budget and design objectives Additional responsibilities include support of proposal teams, and working with customers on product definition This is a Dual Level requisitions, candidates will be considered for both a Technical Level 2 and 3 based on the qualifications listed below Basic Qualifications: BS in Physics, Optics, or Electrical Engineering with 2-4 years' of applicable experience, or 0-1 years' of applicable experience with a MS in Physics, Optics, or Electrical Engineering [T2] BS in Physics, Optics, or Electrical Engineering with 5-8 years' of applicable experience, or 3-6 years' of applicable experience with a MS in Physics, Optics, or Electrical Engineering [T3] Hands-on skills for assembly and testing of photonic designs, including breadboarding, optical receivers, and fiber amplifiers Experience working in an optical lab environment utilizing equipment such as optical spectrum analyzers (OSA), Optical Vector Analyzers (OVA), optical wavelength meters, optical high-speed detectors and high-speed digitizing oscilloscopes Knowledge of LabVIEW, MATLAB and/or Python programming languages Great problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Good verbal and written communications skills for presentation of technical approaches, work performed, results, and findings Secret clearance eligibility, US Citizenship is a pre-requisite Preferred Qualifications: Experience with precision optical, micro-optic and/or fiber optic communication components and verification, eg Bit Error Rate (BER) testing Experience with commercial optical transport products, including 40G/100G coherent systems Understanding of fiber optic transmission, communication theory, advanced optical signal coding and modulation formats, and network architecture Experience with transmission modeling software (such as VPI) Knowledge and experience with fiber optic systems and components, such as lasers, modulators, EDFAs, dispersion compensators, fibers, passive components, receivers, and high-speed optical modules and sub-systems Knowledge of computer instrumentation control. Proficiency in LabVIEW, MATLAB and/or Python programming languages. Eligibility for Top Secret, SAP, and/or SCI access Salary Range: 85764 - 128646 Salary Range 2: 106260 - 159390 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date. 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.

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