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Northrop Grumman Staff Survivability Engineer - Antennas in Redondo Beach, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Aeronautical Systems in Redondo Beach, CA is currently seeking a Consulting Engineer to support the Research, Technology and Engineering (RT&E) group on multiple advanced research efforts. Candidate must be willing to travel to multiple customer, supplier and test sites on a regular basis.

The successful candidate's responsibilities will include:

  • Technical leadership of advanced mission systems (and supporting RF and IR sensors) supporting F2T2EA enhancements for future weapon systems. Introducing and developing new technologies and concepts for advanced mission system solutions.

  • Principle investigator on multi-function mission systems sensor systems, coordinating with multiple sensor suppliers across the country.

  • Coordination and decomposition of top-level mission system requirements (from the warfighter and customer community) to innovative advanced weapon system, and sensor system goals and requirements. Able to perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies.

  • Lead a mission system sensor technical team from TRL2 (initial concept), TRL3 (Modeling and Simulation), TRL4&5 (Hardware demos), to TRL6 (Flight test demos) on an innovative mission system concept.

  • Development of total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Technical project management and leadership for small teams of cross functional engineers developing advanced systems designs and concepts

  • Support multiple aircraft Chief Engineers in the technical oversight of next generation mission systems. Interfacing with the design and implementation engineers and architects to ensure that robust and compliant designs are developed

  • Development of proposals for technology and product development



Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in a STEM discipline with 14 years of relevant experience; OR MS Degree with 12 years of experience; OR PhD with 9 years of experience

  • Direct work experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Active and passive Radar functions and capabilities.

  • Advanced RF radome and IR windows.

  • Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) systems (with advanced ESM / EA techniques).

  • Advanced IR sensor systems.

  • RF / IR Signature and survivability both at the aircraft and sensor level

  • Aircraft communication systems (LOS and BLOS)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with SSBI, or Active DoD Top Secret with SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective project management skills, strong leadership qualities, and good communication

  • Proficient in advanced active and passive Radar functions and capabilities.

  • Proficient in advanced RF radome and IR windows.

  • Proficient in advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) systems (with advanced ESM / EA techniques).

  • Proficient in advanced IR sensor systems.

  • Proficient in RF / IR Signature and survivability both at the aircraft and sensor level

  • Proficient in aircraft communication systems (LOS and BLOS)

  • Experience in verification and validation at RCS test facilities, System Integration Labs (SIL) and Hardware in the Loop (HIL) test sites.

  • Experience in the manufacturing and supportability of the hardware sensor systems.

Job Category : Engineering