Principal Field Engineer / Sr Principal Field Engineer Unknown City, MD

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems - Field Engineering is seeking a highly motivated Principal Systems Engineer/Senior Principal Systems Engineer to be a technical leader for our Triton UAV sensor Field Engineering team located in Australia. Our development and sustainment operations are managed from our Linthicum, Maryland location. With the ability to deploy on a long-term assignment to the Main Operating Base (MOB) located at Tindal Air force Base, Australia.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Provide maintenance support and physical control for the Triton UAV sensor

  • Perform periodic quarterly physical inspections of the Triton UAV sensor

  • Create detailed trouble reports for the Triton UAV sensor

  • Provide support for emergency divert activities in support of security for the Triton UAV sensor

  • Analyzes system performance, reliability and consumption data of the Triton UAV sensor and make recommendations to sustain sensor performance

  • Identify engineering and/or logistics solutions to support the Triton UAV sensor.

  • Analyze customer requirements and will assist with conducting trade studies to propose various courses of action when needed.

  • Perform technical planning to support various integration and test activities in both lab and aircraft environments

  • Accomplishes software/hardware testing to ensure functional requirements are met

  • Interface with various customers including USN and prime contractor personnel

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical field and 5 years' experience; Masters degree in relevant degree plus 3 years experience.Will consider 9 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Understanding of the fundamentals and theory of RF Systems

  • Ability to deploy to the Main Operating Base (MOB) located at Tindal Air force Base, Australia for a minimum of 2 years

  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of RF systems performance and associatedrequirement analysis

  • Ability to perform technical planning as well as hands on testing of RF/digital systems as required

  • Current/Active Top Secret Clearance investigated within the last 5 years, with the ability to gain program specific clearances.

  • U.S. citizenship required

  • A final DoD Top Secret clearance is required to start.

Basic Qualifications for Sr Principal Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical field and 9 years' experience; Masters degree in relevant degree plus 7 years experience. Will consider 13 years of applied experience in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Understanding of the fundamentals and theory of RF Systems

  • Ability to deploy to the Main Operating Base (MOB) located at Tindal Air force Base, Australia for a minimum of 2 years

  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of RF systems performance and associated requirement analysis

  • Ability to perform technical planning as well as hands on testing of RF/digital systems as required

  • Current/Active Top Secret Clearance investigated within the last 5 years, with the ability to gain program specific clearances.

  • U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite.

  • A final DoD Top Secret clearance is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experienced with sustainment related analysis of airborne radar systems

  • Experience with USAF, Triton, NATO sustainment efforts on airborne radar systems hardware and software

  • Technical Team Leadership skills/abilities

  • Experience with Triton or Hale RQ4 radar operations and maintenance related activities

  • Ability to interface with customer technical and leadership personnel at all levels

What We Can Offer You -

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment which encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.

Your benefits will include the following: Health Plan, Savings Plan, Paid Time Off and Additional Benefits including Education Assistance, Training and Development, 9/80 Work Schedule (where available), and much more!

Salary Range: $78,500 - $117,700

Salary Range 2: $97,300 - $145,900

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.