Principal / Senior Principal Radar Systems EngineerBaltimore, MD

Requisition ID: R10162367

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

  • 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

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for Principal / Senior Principal Radar Systems Engineers to join our Airborne Multifunction Systems (AMS) Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) team at our Linthicum, MD campus to fill roles on multiple major development programs. These include sensors for current and next generation air, land, and sea platforms: including Joint Strike Fighter, F-22, F-16, G/ATOR (Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar), unmanned programs, and other restricted programs and missions.

We offer the opportunity to join a team to solve problems in the field and drive new solutions into next generation Radar and Multi-Function systems across a wide variety of platforms and environments.

Qualified candidates will apply strong systems engineering knowledge and will have the opportunity to work on multiple tasks including but not limited to: System Architecture/Concept Development, Candidate Technology Trade Studies, Requirements Development and Derivation, Algorithm Development, Performance Analysis, Data Analysis, and work with cross-disciplinary hardware, software, and firmware teams. We encourage our engineers to be innovative with solving problems and identifying improvements.

*This position requires up to 100% on-site work due to security constraints and an ability to pass an enhanced security review.  

Roles & Responsibilities: This position is primarily engaged in the development and fielding of Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground, and Ground-to-Air Radar systems for advanced dedicated and multi-function RF subsystems.

Early in the system lifecycle, systems engineers develop parametric representations, visualizations and data driven analysis to support sensor requirements definition and use case validation. Progressing past analysis and design, Northrop Grumman Systems Engineers also support the integration of sensor modes and trackers from digital simulation environments to sensor labs to our on-site fleet of specially modified test aircraft. Throughout this process, our AMS Systems Engineers engage with our customers to balance their functional and performance requirements with other sensor functionality to enable true multi-function operation.

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering with 5 years of related experience; or 3 years related experience with a Master's Degree. Will consider 9 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches.

  • Experience with MATLAB or equivalent programming/analysis languages.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance is required.

  • Ability to obtain approval for Special Access Programs prior to starting.

  • US Citizenship required.

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering with 9 years of related experience; 7 years of related experience with a Master's Degree; or 5 years of related experience with a Ph.D. Will consider 13 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Demonstrated experience quickly learning new concepts and approaches.

  • Experience with MATLAB or equivalent programming/analysis languages.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance is required.

  • Ability to obtain approval for Special Access Programs prior to starting.

  • US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision.

  • Understanding the AIMS certification process and documentation.

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering.

  • Proficiency with MATLAB, Python, C++, or equivalent programming/analysis languages.

  • Knowledge of system engineering design methods, including requirements analysis and flow-down, specification derivation and interface control documentation.

  • Experience with performance analysis by simulation, including verification and validation techniques.

  • Experience with radar waveform, digital beamforming, adaptive processing, or algorithm development.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and present complex technical concepts to project, program, and company management, other technical managers, and customers.

  • Excellent technical writing and team-building skills.

  • A current/active DoD Secret clearance.

  • Previously approved for special access programs.

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

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.

Northrop Grumman strives to offer a balanced work environment for our team members. This position's 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. Other work schedules are frequently accommodated and may be arranged to support, for example, an employee's family commitments.

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.

*This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting and contract award.

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,300

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $190,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.