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Requisition ID: R10085159
Category: Engineering
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
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.

The Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized Space – & ground-based high-tech product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to network & make new friends, offers volunteer opportunities, play sports, become a leader, be recognized & be yourself!  Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

We have an opening for a Ground COMMS-Hardware Principal Systems Engineer (Level-3) or  Ground COMMS-Hardware Sr Principal Systems Engineer (Level-4) to join our qualified, diverse team at our Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, CA. This role will report on-site daily.

You will support a small team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, and validate requirements for the ground segment of a new satellite system. In this role, you will be interacting with the customer and PGSD leadership to define and maintain the technical baseline. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to develop the requirements and models necessary to guide stakeholders & sub-contractors in acquisition & installation of this ground equipment.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Developing & verifying functional & interface requirements for MODEMs and Front-End Processors (FEPs)
Generating, coordinating & baselining Unit Specs & their Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
Creating AC & DC electrical & RF & Digital signal flow & I/O diagrams
Calculating RF signal loss & RF satellite link budgets
Working with Test Set Team in defining & selling-off Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
Coordinating with Sub-contractors for Hardware & CDRL Deliveries
Preparing for & conducting Key Customer Reviews (eg, SRR, PDR, CDR, etc)
Identifying & resolving Issues/Actions/Risks uncovered during Workings Groups
Interacting with stakeholders to understand & implement end-user system mission needs

Basic Qualifications for Ground COMMS-Hardware Principal Systems Engineer (Principal Level-3):

Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 5+ years of related engineering experience, or a Master’s degree in STEM with 3+ years of related engineering experience
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD SECRET clearance (US Citizenship Required)
Knowledge of S- and K-band SATCOM Ground Stations
Experience with ATE Racks
Exposure to LabView (ATE Test SW)
Familiarity with AC & DC power systems
Working knowledge of Verification Cross-Reference Matrices (VCRMs)
Familiarity with MS-Office, DOORS

Preferred Qualifications

Active DoD Clearance
Exposure to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), SysML & Cameo, Jira & Agile Processes

Basic Qualifications for Ground COMMS-Hardware Sr Principal Systems Engineer (Level-4):

Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 9+ years of related engineering experience, or a Master’s degree in STEM with 7+ years of related engineering experience
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD SECRET clearance (US Citizenship Required)
Experience with S- and K-band SATCOM Ground Stations
Experience with ATE Racks
Exposure to LabView (ATE Test SW)
Familiarity with AC & DC power systems
Working knowledge of Verification Cross-Reference Matrices (VCRMs)
Familiarity with MS-Office, DOORS

Preferred Qualifications

Active DoD Clearance
Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), SysML & Cameo, Jira & Agile Processes

Salary Range: $104,600 USD – $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD – $194,500 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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