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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Engineer/Senior Principal Systems Engineer - RF Antenna in Redondo Beach, California



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 Systems Engineer, you will be developing systems for a variety of spacecraft 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.

What you'll get to do?

The RF Antenna Systems Engineer implements and reviews design, integration and validation of a Radio Frequency (RF) ground terminal large aperture antenna system including electronics; You will analyze, model, design, and simulate the communication systems, subsystems, and algorithms for communication networks, data links, digital radio, and command and control systems (wide and local area networks, point-to-point systems, secure systems, signal coding and modulation schema, digital radio/communications technology and network architecture design). You will ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions. In addition, you will perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Knowledge in the following areas would be beneficial:

  • RF implementation losses from antenna to digital signal processors of COTS and internal products

  • Large aperture full motion antenna systems

  • Commercial off the shelf tailoring experience

  • Software defined radios

  • familiarity with RF test equipment

  • Networking

  • Factory acceptance test experience

  • Integration with terminal electronics at Intermediate Frequency (IF)

  • Experience installing at Worldwide locations

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

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible schedules, 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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This requisition may be filled at either the Principal or Senior Principal grade based on the qualifications listed below.

Job Category : Engineering