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Northrop Grumman Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Engineer in Chantilly, Virginia

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Are you ready to start a new mission? Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Engineer . This uniquely qualified and mission oriented individual will have a background in electronics, RF engineering, electronic system design, integration, and maintenance, signal intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW) and several years of field experience to perform OCONUS/CONUS mission/maintenance support, development, integration, and test of in-house and field-deployed EW products.

This position can be based Chantilly, VA or Morrisville, NC .

What you'll be doing in this role:

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

  • Provide highly technical professional implementation of products, as well as customer furnished equipment, to solve customer problems with a focus toward real-time mission support.

  • Support will include field testing of selected equipment and software. While not deployed, you will support lab activities including integration and test. And conduct training in both formal and informal environments.

This position can be filled at a level 3 or 4. See basic qualifications below.





What basic qualifications you will need to have:

  • 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.

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • Level 3 basic qualifications: Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of 5 years, Or 3 years with Masters; or 0 years with PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree.

  • Level 4 basic qualifications: Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline and a minimum of 9 years, or 7 years with Masters; or 4 years with PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of bachelor's degree.

  • Work related experience should include integration, field support and implementation of electronic/communications systems.

  • Experience with RF troubleshooting and avionics integration

Our preferred qualifications:

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

  • Able to work with minimal supervision and support.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and proficiency with various types of test equipment and software packages.

  • Military experience desirable, SOCOM experience preferred

  • Master's degree in an Engineering discipline

  • Experience using ANRITSU product suite

  • Previous experience within Special Operations Command

  • Experience with Aircraft Electronic Warfare payload integration

  • Previous austere environment travel experience (OCONUS Travel)

  • Technical Writing experience

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.

Job Category : Engineering