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Northrop Grumman (SkillBridge DoD) Communications Electronics Engineer/Principal Communications Electronics Engineer, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

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San Diego, California

United States Citizenship

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.

This requisition may be filled at the higher grade based on requirements listed below.

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Communications Engineer/Principal Communications Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

The Communications Electronics Engineer/Principal Electronics Engineer must have experience with installation, integration and troubleshooting of aviation related communications systems, component sub-systems, RF Line of Sight, SATCOM and tactical networks. 

Essential Functions:

System integration, test development and execution of various types of complex communications systems
Create and develop documentation for system requirements and interfaces, including system engineering drawings and diagrams 
Troubleshoot systems to resolve complex issues, interact and coordinate with responsible communications engineers responsible for sustaining communication sub-systems
Serve as an interface between the O&T organization and the engineers
Ensure communication system performance meets specified levels
Proactively maintain overall system performance of a deployed communication system
Perform troubleshooting, document issues and coordinate field replacements/upgrades of communications systems
Contribute to improvement of processes, design and future sustainment efforts 
Actively participate in Program Risk and Opportunity Management
Must be a self-directed technical performer with strong communication skills, demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary technical trades, and ability to develop & execute to a strategy

This requisition may be filled at the higher grade based on requirements listed below.

Basic Qualifications (Communications Electronics Engineer):

HS Diploma and 6 years of experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM with 2 years of related experience
Practical working experience with various types of RF systems
Active DOD Secret Security Clearance (within 5 year scope)
Must possess working knowledge in Systems Engineering       

Basic Qualifications (Principal Communications Electronics Engineer):

HS Diploma and 9 years of experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline with 5 years of related experience
Practical working experience with various types of RF systems
Active DOD Secret Security Clearance (within 5 year scope)
Must possess working knowledge in Systems Engineering             

Preferred Qualifications:

Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29
Master’s Degree in an Engineering Discipline
Experience with the integration and test of aviation related communications systems or component sub-systems
Working knowledge of communication engineering theory
Ability to obtain program access
Top Secret/SCI clearance with Active SSBI required with investigation date in last 5 years

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10059052 2023.05.06

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