Space Payload AI&T Lead - Staff Systems Engineer Linthicum, MD

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The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector , Payloads and Ground Systems Division in Linthicum, MD is seeking a Staff Systems Engineer to lead the Assembly Integration and Test (AI&T) of a Space Radar Payload.

Initial responsibilities include leading a small team of I&T engineers to develop a comprehensive system test flow and detailed test plan to go from the PDR (Preliminary Design Review) phase of the program through launch of a prototype system within the next few years. Other duties include IMS (Integrated Master Schedule) planning and EVMS (Earned Value Management System) reporting; presenting to the customer at major reviews, e.g. CDR (Critical Design Review); and close and continued collaboration with mission partners, subcontractors, suppliers, and other internal engineering disciplines, e.g. Hardware Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, and Test Design Engineering.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in STEM with 14 years of relevant experience, or 12 years of relevant experience with MS degree or PhD with 9 years of exp.

  • Experience as a technical lead and/or IPT Lead (Integrated Product Team Lead)

  • Experience with I&T (integration and test) of an RF (Radio Frequency) sensor or comms systems

  • Active TS clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS and/or MS degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering with 12 - 14 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with RADAR I&T, including testing, tuning, calibration of an ESA (Electronically Scanned Array)

  • Experience with Space Payload or Space Vehicle I&T

  • Active TS/SCI

Salary Range: $153,600 - $230,400

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.

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