Northrop Grumman Principal / Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Melbourne, Florida
Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks a Systems Engineer experienced with MILSATCOM terminal systems. The position is located in Melbourne, FL .
The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing requirements definition and assessing requirement compliance for a protected SATCOM terminal system. The candidate will also contribute to the development and testing of other related SATCOM systems. The candidate must be able to converse technically with vendors to assess their adherence to system requirements and schedule as well as communicate technical aspects of this to the customer.
The candidate will also oversee subcontractor performance and serve as a Control Account Manager (CAM) for the subcontract. As CAM, the candidate will monitor the subcontract on a weekly basis for cost and schedule compliance as well as other earned value metrics. The CAM will approve any variances to subcontractor cost or schedule and will also report to the program manager weekly on the status of the subcontract. As CAM, the candidate will provide necessary reporting to the appropriate levels both within and without NGMS whenever variances are noted.
The candidate will be the lead person for making recommendations to the customer on alternatives and changes that will improve the overall protected SATCOM system. The candidate will also work closely with the Integration and Test team to define test approaches and objectives, and to coordinate their schedule with the subcontract deliverables schedule to ensure all resources and items are ready for each test event. Additionally, the candidate will support testing of the Protected SATCOM system.
This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications below.
This requisition may be filled at either the Principal or Senior Principal Systems Engineer
Education/Experience Principal Systems Engineer: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science related STEM degree; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.
Education/Experience Senior Principal Systems Engineer: 9 Years with Bachelors in Science related STEM degree; 7 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.
Basic Qualifications for both levels:
Experience in operation of MILSTAR, AEHF, or other SATCOM terminals
Knowledge of SATCOM planning and operational access processes
Experience with using Protected cryptography equipment
Working knowledge of IATT/ATT and IATO/ATO processes
Familiarity with emerging aperture technologies and their impact/usefulness on SATCOM links
Understanding and familiarity with RF performance at various frequencies
Excellent oral and written communication skills with Strong interpersonal skills
Able to collaborate in a team environment with engineers from other disciplines
US Citizenship required with a Current DoD SECRET security clearance to start.
Preferred Qualifications for both levels:
Experience designing and/or testing SATCOM terminals.
Previous experience as a CAM or overseeing contractor support.
Understanding of interference/scintillation effects and methods to mitigate them
Current DoD SECRET clearance within past 5 years.
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Job Category : Engineering