Sr Principal Communication Systems Test Engineer, Colorado Springs, Co

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Colorado Springs, CO

Requisition ID: R10085851
Category: Engineering
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

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 work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.The Payload and Ground Systems 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 product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.As a Sr Principal Communication Systems Test Engineer, you will be developing systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible… until they’re notThe Engineering organization 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 product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!This position will serve on the Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC) program under the Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) group. This position will be based in our Colorado Springs airport facility.What you get to do:
Lead efforts to define, design, build, integrate and test DARC external communications interfaces
Coordinate DARC C2 designs and activities in established working groups as the program’s C2 Primary Point of Contact
Coordinate onboarding with DISA, UDL, C2BMC and other government networks
Coordinate protection of data across networks at unclassified and SECRET security levels
Work with external partners to define tasking and data message formats
Evaluate DARC Command and Control (C2) requirements, functional and performance characteristics and assess DARC System Architecture refinements and modifications
Provide technical guidance to integrated product teams on C2 impacts to hardware, software, cybersecurity, test and sustainability functions.
Support the development of system test and/or integration plans, procedures and scenarios used in the conduct of integration and testing of the DARC C2
Implement, review, and refine DARC C2 characteristics in the DARC Cameo System Models as applicable

 Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline with 5-9 years of systems engineering experience; or 3 years’ experience with a Master’s degree; or 0 years with PhD.
Active DoD Secret clearance
The ability and willingness to occasionally travel.
Familiarity with Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Command and Control networks and systems
Familiarity with the Unified Data Library (UDL) for SDA data
Familiarity with messaging for SDA sensors
Familiarity with cross-domain solutions for interfacing networks at different security classification levels
Experience in system requirements analysis and derivation
Familiarity with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project
Familiarity in Agile Engineering
Preferred Qualifications
Comprehensive background in system command and control requirements analysis and derivation
Extensive knowledge and experience in system C2
Familiarity with C2BMC communication networks
Experience in ground based radars
Experience in model based systems engineering

Salary Range: $117,900 USD – $176,900 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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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