Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Communications Systems Engineer in San Diego, California
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TheCommunications Business Unit of the Airborne division at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as aCommunications Systems Engineerbased out of San Diego, CA.
What You'll get to Do:
At the Communications Business Unit of the Airborne C4ISR Systems division of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, we deliver complex equipment to enable modern battlefields and support aviation missions. Our focus is on the world of avionics, radio and electronic warfare product applications to enable networked communications. As part of the corporation's business focus area on Communications, we are the equipment providers. Our team of communication systems experts is developing next-generation ground radios for land forces, and our Electronic Warfare subject matter experts are creating the next generation of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) countermeasures to keep our soldiers safe when in harm's way.
The Comms Systems Engineer (SE) will support a team by leading and performing: technical planning; system design and analysis; requirements development; and the allocation and communication of system requirements to hardware, software, and integration & test. This SE performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. This SE will be a lead contributor on our strong SE team, working to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer and product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
Additional possible tasking may include:
Analyzes, models, designs and simulates communications systems, subsystems, and algorithms for communication networks, data links, digital radio, battle management, and command and control systems such as wide and local area networks, point-to-point systems, secure systems, signal coding and modulation schema, digital radio/communications technology and network architecture design.
Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
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US citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance
Bachelor's Degree in a traditional STEM discipline from an accredited institution
Engineering Experience: 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; or 4 Years with PhD
Recent experience with one element of modern RF communications (RF, Digital, Analog or Network)
Experience with deriving hardware and software requirements
Experience with design, development, testing and system integration
Expertise in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project)
Understanding of DOORS
Current, Active DoD Clearance
Electrical Engineering or Applied Physics degree
Excellent written and communication skills
Ability to work independently and within groups
Knowledge of RF/Digital circuitry
Proficiency with test equipment (e.g. signal generators, scopes, analyzers, power meters)
Experience with Data Link communications and networks
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Job Category : Engineering