Sentinel (GBSD) Principal/Sr. Principal TEMPEST Engineer (12806)Huntsville, AL

Requisition ID: R10157890

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Huntsville, Alabama, 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, 25% 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.

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 on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking to add a Principal/Sr. Principal TEMPEST Engineer to its Specialty Engineering Team located in Huntsville, AL in support of the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This position is for a systems engineer experienced in design and testing for TEMPEST compliance. The selected candidate will be be supporting efforts within the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) team.

Position Benefits

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space 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

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.   

What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Make significant contributions to a team of engineers in TEMPEST testing and analysis.

  • Conduct TEMPEST testing in accordance with NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02.

  • Support the program’s TEMPEST SME – representing the company and program through frequent customer interactions.

  • Assist in the development of the TEMPEST Control Plan.

  • Develop TEMPEST test plans and test procedures.

  • Review TEMPEST testing results.

  • Provide consultation on TEMPEST best practices.

Job Qualifications

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Principal TEMPEST Systems Engineer: A minimum of 5 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Software discipline from an accredited university; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • Sr. Principal TEMPEST Systems Engineer: A minimum of 9 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Software discipline from an accredited university; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance or higher awarded or reviewed in the last 6 years.

  • Certified TEMPEST Professional Level 1 (CTP-I)

  • Demonstrated experience ensuring systems and equipment meet NSTISSAM TEMPEST 1/92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 1-13, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02 and other TEMPEST requirements.

  • Ability to provide design guidance and recommendations on shielding, filtering, grounding; trace routing, PCB board layer stack-up, cabling, and I/O protections to facilitate compliance.

  • Experience reviewing and maintaining TEMPEST design guidelines.

  • Prior experience reviewing TEMPEST Test Plans and Test Reports in accordance with the guidelines specified in NSTISSAM TEMPEST 1-92 and CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Detailed understanding of following TEMPEST Specs NSTISSAM TEMPEST 1/92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 1-13, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02, AMSG 720B, AMSG 788A, AMSG 784, BTR:01:210, NATO SDIP-27.

  • Ability to use design simulation tools to analyze shielding performance, filter design, and identify potential vulnerabilities from schematics or board layout deficiencies.

  • Active Top-Secret Clearance with an investigation date in the last 6 years or ability to obtain.

  • Certified TEMPEST Professional Level II (CTP-II).

  • Prior experience operating a certified TEMPEST Test Lab.

  • Prior experience developing the design of and establishing a certified TEMPEST lab.

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Salary Range: $102,600 - $153,600

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $180,600

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.

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