Principal Electronics Engineer (Ground System Architect/Integrator)San Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10161309

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: San Diego, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 Aeronautics Systems is looking to add a Principal Electronics Engineer (Ground System Architect/Integrator) to our team in Rancho Bernardo, CA! This position will be in our Avionics Integration organization, supporting the RQ-4B program.

In this role, you will determine customer needs and develop approaches, implementations, components, interfaces, identify standards and constraints, civil requirements, and security needs. You will survey the industry for awareness of customer needs and alternative systems. Additionally, you will lead trade studies, technology development, and subcontractor teams. Finally, you will lead technical and cost proposals, and write white papers describing the offerings and provide leadership and/or direction to software integration, test leads and engineering team.

This position will also offer a hybrid work model, with the ability to telework a portion of the statement of work remotely.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field with 5 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field with 3 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in a STEM field with 0 years of related engineering experience.

  • Understanding of Ground System architecture including UAV Command and Control (C2), classified and unclassified networks, network storage devices, security appliances and government external interfaces.

  • Knowledge of, or experience with, common ground approaches, implementations, components, standards, interfaces, constraints, and security needs.

  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles, processes and software and hardware integration.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

  • At some point, candidate may be required to obtain Special Program Access as deemed necessary by the company.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile development and JIRA.

  • Experience with the RQ-4 program.

  • Experience writing and presenting technical information to customer and internal management audience.

  • Experience with Cyber Security requirements and/or implementation.

  • Experience in initial design, review, and the approval process and implementation thereof said design cradle to grave.

  • Experience in TeamCenter, the TeamCenter release process, CATIA and CAD drawing.

  • Experience with supplier subcontractors and supplier SOW.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.