Staff Systems Engineer (Digital Signal Processing)Cincinnati, OH

Requisition ID: R10163467

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top 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

  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman – Cincinnati (aka Xetron), part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. Our Northrop Grumman Cincinnati, Ohio small business culture operates collaboratively within a larger corporation providing the benefits of both. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to know everyone at the site while working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You and your team will wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise while learning from the expert next to you. Remember when you were excited about getting to work because the challenge of the problem, the importance of the solution and the fun you had with your team? It's that kind of place! But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself! See why we receive comments on our like “This company is insanely advanced” and “Wow. This is mind blowing.” See some of our recent and read about some of the to live in .

We are seeking a cleared or clearable Staff Systems Engineer for a critical leadership role in our Systems Engineering Group as a key contributor to the successful completion of Communications and Collections projects utilizing DSP technologies and methodologies . Professionals who want to solve the challenges that make a difference to our nation’s security.

This position is perfect for a candidate that can manage requirements and lead design efforts to produce novel processing approaches for new hardware products at the Xetron facility that support National Defense partners. The products produced at this facility support all domains of intelligence and defense battle-spaces including land, sea, air and space. Many of the problem-sets our customers expect us to solve do not have known solutions, so ingenuity is essential.

Ideal candidates for this position have substantial breadth and depth of knowledge in all aspects of engineering with a focus in producing deployable hardware products with unique processing solutions. Less experienced candidates that demonstrate high technological aptitude with a willingness and desire to learn are equally qualified for this position. All of our best system engineers started from a position where they did not have extensive knowledge but through their own initiatives and internal training have become the best of the best. Each of the two class of candidates must have the ability to independently form innovative solutions to difficult problems and lead teams of highly skilled engineers to execute these solutions.

Typical teams are 5-10 people and require our engineers to have diverse skillsets that apply to the entire lifecycle of a program. This position allows the candidate to have direct contact with our end customers and end operators of our products, which allows for pragmatic and early feedback from the user community during the design process. Preferred technical background includes experience with design improvements, especially in relationship to reliability, maintainability, and supportability.

Candidates for this position should have:

  • Substantial breadth and depth of knowledge in all aspects of engineering with a focus in producing deployable sensor hardware and custom communication devices

  • System and/or subsystem design leadership and direct technical contribution to the architecture and implementation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms in software, GPU, or FPGA platforms

  • Previous direct contact with end customers and end operators of related products, which allows for pragmatic and early feedback from the user community during the design process.

  • Preferred technical background includes experience with design improvements, requirements management, especially in relationship to reliability, maintainability, and supportability.

Examples of programs and products executed at Xetron include:

  • RF/EO/IR communication and collection systems

  • RF Electronic Warfare (EW) systems

  • Unique waveform communication products

  • Innovative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) solutions

  • Reverse-engineering existing hardware and processing systems

Basic Qualifications for Staff Systems Engineer Level:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, or other STEM degree, plus 14 years of progressive experience OR Master of Science degree plus 12 years of progressive experience, OR PhD plus 9 years of progressive experience

  • Recent design experience and a track record of successful DSP product designs

  • US Citizenship is required

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance (NG will sponsor)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, active Top Secret clearance, or higher

  • Experience as an IPT lead, functional lead, or leadership in the military

  • MATLAB knowledge and/or experience with a DSP focus

  • Proficient in C/C++, Embedded SW Design in Linux/UNIX environments

  • Deep understanding of Digital Communication Systems and signal processing chains

  • Program/Project Management experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply varied technologies

  • Ability to perform as liaison to the customer for all engineering efforts

  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment.

Northrop Grumman has 401k matching and personal growth opportunities. In addition, we offer a flexible work arrangement and the option of a 9/80 or 4/10 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. The 4/10 schedule allows employees to work four ten-hour days Monday through Thursday and take off every Friday.

Salary Range: $150,000 - $225,000

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.