1+ months

EW / RF Staff Systems Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for a Staff Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Linthicum/ Baltimore, MD campus. This position requires a Security Clearance to be obtained prior to starting in the role.

This position requires expertise and interest in defining and achieving advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. The selected engineer will work directly with internal and external customers to define architectures, derive requirements, trade alternatives, identify and perform analyses, and work across technical disciplines within the larger program applications. The successful candidate will have familiarity with both active and passive systems to perform detection, tracking, geolocation, jamming and similar sensing and exploitation activities. To be most successful, this expertise should span the development lifecycle, from concept development to demonstration systems and through to deliverable systems and operation. Mode/Skill definition/execution, performance/range computations, and small team leadership are of particular interest for this role. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

Position is primarily in execution of airborne systems. Qualified candidates may also be considered for roles across warfighting functions and branches to include airborne, surface and undersea mission sets.

**Responsibilities include:**

+ Coordinate directly with internal and external leadership, both technical and programmatic
+ Translate customer concepts into achievable physical and digital systems
+ Define system trades, then recommend and implement strategies to downselect approaches for EW solutions based on mission understanding
+ Be willing and able to act as the technical authority for the program
+ Understand domain-specific limitations and expectations for mission success

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ A degree in Physics, Math, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or a related technical field and:
+ 14+ years of experience with a Bachelors Degree
+ 12+ years of experience with a Masters Degree
+ 9+ years of experience with a PhD
+ 3+ years of experience in technical leadership for RF/EW systems, focused on successfully delivering systems to customer(s)
+ 9+ years of experience in RF/EW applications, including model development/application in Matlab, Python, and/or C/C++, tracking, algorithm integration and development
+ 5+ years of experience in RF, ES and/or EA applications
+ 7+ years of experience in developing and implementing novel systems
+ Excellent communication skills for both in-person and written content
+ Experience engaging directly with internal and external technical and programmatic representatives
+ Outstanding problem solving and troubleshooting skills
+ Willingness and ability to work onsite and more than 80% within a closed area at the Baltimore campus
+ Ability to assimilate new concepts quickly and independently
+ Active Secret Clearance

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Demonstrated history of personnel development and successful team engagement
+ Interest in and track record of providing successful mentorship
+ Ability to work across multiple geographically separated campuses
+ Familiarity with RF sensing modalities
+ Current Top Secret, SCI, and/or SAP accesses

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

+ Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
+ 401k
+ Educational Assistance
+ Life Insurance
+ Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
+ Paid Time Off
+ Health & Wellness Resources
+ Employee Discounts


This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $149,000.00 - $223,400.00

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** ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), 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 18. 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Posted: 2022-03-08 Expires: 2022-09-10

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