Northrop Grumman Communications Engineer 4 in San Diego, California

Communications Engineer 4

Requisition ID: 18007480

Location(s): United States-California-San Diego

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Communications Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

The selected candidate will support Triton development, integration, and flight test operations focusing on the Communications Subsystem.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform subsystem analysis, document system requirements and interfaces, with traceability to platform requirements

  • Perform/support review and analysis of supplier design data, definition of functional test requirements including acceptance, qualification, and system integration.

  • Perform/support design reviews, or reviews of design related documentation (ICDs, system and subsystem design documents, etc.)

  • Perform field integration, troubleshooting and repair of communications and data link systems in military flight test environment, including operations on a flightline, in a hangar, and in command and control centers.

  • Perform SIL and flight test planning and execution, both CONUS and OCONUS.

  • Perform change management and engineering change proposal (ECP) duties, including preparation, analysis, planning and execution.

  • Support development and management of integrated schedules, earned value, risk management, and status reports & briefings and other program communications.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university

  • Minimum 9 years of STEM related experience or 7 years of STEM related experience with a Master’s Degree.

  • Must have working knowledge of communications technologies, examples include: Internet Protocol (IP) networks, Voice over IP (VoIP), Information Assurance (IA), satellite and Line-of-Sight (LOS) RF communications, control interfaces, co-site interference

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active in-scope DoD Secret Clearance

  • The ability to obtain program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • Working knowledge of RS-422, MIL-STD-1553, and internet protocol (IP) based networks, development and test methodologies.

  • Working knowledge of US DoD Communication systems such as INMARSAT, Wide Band SATCOM, UHF SATCOM, UHF LOS, and/or Common Data Link (CDL), for supporting autonomous aircraft C2 and voice systems

  • Working knowledge of Link-16 and other tactical data links.

  • Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work confidently in a high-pressure environment, while interacting with all levels of staff from flight-line and field technicians to executive management

  • Excellent leadership skills, be a self-starter, pay close attention to details, and have the ability to work effectively in a team-based environment

  • Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft computer skills i.e. Excel, Power Point, and Word, Outlook and Visio

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

  • Active, In scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Title: Communications Engineer 4

Location: California-San Diego

Requisition ID: 18007480