Staff Engineer Systems

Northrop Grumman

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Chantilly, VA

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    Position summary

    onments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

    Are you interested in defining possible? Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Staff Systems Engineer to join our team!

    This position will primarily be located at the SIGINT Technology Center's (STC) in Chantilly supporting the Alchemy Program team. The STC is where technology and teamwork come together to meet the unique needs of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. The STC is comprised of multiple mission-focused programs with projects ranging from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) SIGINT payload and data link development to OCONUS/CONUS mission/maintenance support. STC tasks include system design, engineering development, system integration, hands-on build and test, field operations and maintenance, training, and production.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Develop system architectures based on evolving mission needs, emerging technologies, operational environment, and schedule milestones.
    • Document various architectural views in briefings and documents and communicate capabilities, features, and gaps to various stakeholders including management, executive leadership, and customers.
    • Lead a team of engineers in all aspects of the System Engineering process. Use Systems Engineering tools and processes, beginning with conceptual design through testing, delivery, and operations.
    • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary engineering team to upgrade and improve developmental and fielded systems to maximize uptime and capability.
    • Lead studies with cross-functional teams to validate and derive requirements for a family of systems, system segments, subsystems, and components.
      • Define architecture functions, behavior, and interfaces of components.
      • Allocate requirements from various sources to those components.
    • Use modern System Engineering tools and Model Based System Engineering Tools (e.g. Cameo) to document architecture, components, structure, behavior, and requirements for analysis and communication to design and test teams.
    • Work with the testing team to construct requirements verification traceability matrix.
      • Document methods for verification so that the components, subsystems, segments, systems, and families of systems can achieve their role in the mission.
      • Document faults and failures of tests and operations to provide basis for updating architectures or requirements.
    • Develop and execute troubleshooting procedures for use in CONUS/OCONUS test sites, System Integration Labs (SILs), and real time operations.
    • Perform other engineering roles as required to support the development, integration, testing, and delivery, and operations of systems.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Qualified applicant must have 14 Years of experience with a bachelor's in science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD or will accept 18 years of experience in lieu of a degree
    • Active DOD Secret with the ability to get a TS/SCI
    • Strong interdisciplinary problem-solving skills, demonstrated by frequent and successful application of technical standards, theories, concepts, and techniques
    • Previous experience as SEIT Lead (or similar position) over a multi-discipline team with hardware deliverables
    • Previous experience decomposing high level program requirements/objectives
    • Knowledge of RF system components & functions
    • Knowledge of hardware and functions of SIGINT/EW systems and workflows

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • An active TS/SCI
    • Knowledge of INCOSE Systems Engineering process
    • DOORS and Cameo implementation and usage
    • Knowledge of modern wireless communication systems
    • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Experience
    • Experience briefing technical material to customers at milestone events (PDR, CDR, etc)
    • Knowledge of interferometry, TDOA/FDOA, ranging systems and geolocation algorithms
    • Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering degree

    Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

    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 http://https://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.