Principal Field Engineer or Sr. Principal Field EngineerChantilly, VA

Requisition ID: R10163073

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Chantilly, Virginia, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SCI

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the Time

  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) 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!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Principal Field Engineer or Sr. Principal Field Engineer based out of Chantilly, VA, plus 20%-50% CONUS/OCONUS travel (continental U.S./outside continental U.S.).

What You’ll get to Do:

Are you ready to start a new mission? This is an opportunity to utilize your background in electronics, RF communications, electronic system integration and maintenance, signal intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW). You would be joining our field team to work on OCONUS/CONUS maintenance and test of field-deployed EW products.

What you’ll be doing in this role:

  • Closely interface with system operators in the maintenance and operation of fielded equipment.

  • Operate independently at customer facilities, with remote guidance and technical assistance as needed.

  • Work closely with the Military/Government customer as well as internal Northrop Grumman engineering teams.

  • Conduct advanced troubleshooting and repair of customer equipment in a resource-constrained operational environment.

  • Coordinate with deployed field engineers, design engineers, vendors, customer leadership, and system operators in testing and repair of Electronic Warfare systems.

  • Document and communicate system disposition, spare requirements, and changing administrative and logistical constraints in a deployed environment.

  • Support may include; on-call 24/7 support of a customer operations center, travel to test events, and regular interaction with design engineers and external vendors.

  • Assist and develop proficiency with performance of other engineering and operational duties as required.

  • Travel and be part of 60-90 day overseas rotations to possibly hazardous locations.

This position can be filled as a Principal Field Engineer or Sr. Principal Field Engineer.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Field Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of 5 years, Or 3 years with Masters. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience in integration, field support, and implementation of communications systems.

  • Experience in aircraft integration and RF troubleshooting.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Requires deployment to overseas and military theatres for extended periods (60 to 90 days at a time on a rotating basis). Candidates must be willing to work extended hours during mission critical time periods.

  • Must pass a physical health assessment and meet the minimal standards of fitness in alignment with AFCENT requirements.

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Field Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of 9 years, or 7 years with Masters. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience in integration, field support, and implementation of communications systems.

  • Experience in aircraft integration and RF troubleshooting.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Requires deployment to overseas and military theatres for extended periods (60 to 90 days at a time on a rotating basis). Candidates must be willing to work extended hours during mission critical time periods.

  • Must pass a physical health assessment and meet the minimal standards of fitness in alignment with AFCENT requirements.

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in a STEM discipline preferred (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)

  • Knowledge of GSM, CDMA, Satcom, UMTS, WiFi, and LTE

  • Experience in computer networking

  • Comp TIA Security+ and A+ Certifications.

  • Red Hat, Linux+ or similar certification.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and proficiency with various types of test equipment.

  • Experience using Anritsu test equipment.

  • Military experience desirable, Special Operations Command experience preferred.

  • Experience with Airborne Electronic Warfare payload integration

  • Previous austere environment travel experience OCONUS

  • Technical Writing experience

Salary Range: $88,700 - $133,100

Salary Range 2: $109,900 - $164,900

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.