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Northrop Grumman SMORS HEMP Principal Engineer Systems in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Do you want to work at an international company with endless opportunities for growth and advancement? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will define what's possible?

We are looking for team members who want to solve interesting, complex problems, which protect our nation. Your talents and passion are most important to us. If you don't know a language, program, or platform, we will teach you! Become a part of our enthusiastic teams where we have fun working together and take pride in our contributions to the nation's safety.

As a HEMP Systems Engineer, you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking team members who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible... until they're not

Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is seeking applicants for a position on the Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program as a Cyber Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO, and some travel may be required.

The Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sectors Sustainment and Modernization of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program is looking for you to join our team as a High-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Principal Systems Engineer based out of Colorado Springs, CO

What you'll get to do:

  • Conduct research, design, development, and testing of High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse protection hardware such as shielded cabinets, bladder and finger stock doors, waveguides, power and signal filters and electrical components

  • Design new or modifies existing products, develops technical specifications for production, analyzes hardware configuration and processing solutions, and tests hardware conformance to specifications

  • Gather, compile and analyze technical test data and develop comprehensive reviews and recommendations regarding HEMP maintenance cycles and testing

  • Prepare technical procedures and specification data

  • Review technical documentation for accuracy and completeness

  • Review current and develop new Technical Orders and Manuals

What does success look like? As a successful employee, you will:

  • Be an active and integral member of your team

  • Channel your enthusiasm to innovate

  • Be part of a supportive team that develops and deploys technologies that matter to our national security

  • Work with agility, flexibility, and collaboration to explore creative ideas

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Education Assistance

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Life insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible schedules on some programs, like the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited college with 5 years of systems engineering experience; or 3 years' experience with a Master's degree; or 0 years with PhD.

  • Current DoD Interim SECRET Security Clearance or higher

  • Experience with AutoCAD and SolidWorks

  • Knowledge of HEMP and/or TEMPEST protection measures, Radio Frequency (RF) propagation and coupling

  • Experience utilizing MS Office Suite tools (i.e. Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project and Word)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience working with ground based radar systems, preferably Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS) and/or Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS)

  • Thorough understanding of HEMP, RF propagation, RF coupling, electrical power systems, grounding and HEMP protection and counter measures

  • Expertise in AutoCAD and SolidWorks with experience developing electrical power diagrams and 3D drawings

  • Experience with electro-mechanical design

Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow for employees to share in company results. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of of benefits including healthcare insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Salary Range: $92,000-$138,000

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