Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Engineer (RF HW) in Cincinnati, Ohio
Principal Systems Engineer
Join Northrop Grumman - Xetron, part of the Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron, we design systems that science fiction writers can only dream up; they're just that cool!
Northrop Grumman Xetron is a small Operating Unit within the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation that is located in Cincinnati Ohio. Xetron is a rare example of an organization with a small business culture that is operating collaboratively with its larger business parent entity. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise while also learning from other highly gifted and experienced engineers. Remember when you were excited about getting to work because the challenge of the problem, the importance of the solution and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place!
We are seeking cleared or clearable Systems Engineers for a critical role in our Systems Engineering Group as key contributors to the successful completion of projects. Professionals who want to solve the puzzles that make a difference to our nation's security.
Systems Engineers are focused on ensuring the complete, overall design and implementation of low Size, Weight and Power (SWAP) communication and sensor systems. Achieving results in our customers' challenging environments while demonstrating Xetron's significant technical capabilities in meeting customer needs. Our typical program teams are small (5 - 10 people) requiring our Systems Engineers to have a broad and diverse skillset that apply to the entire lifecycle of a program. Systems Engineering can include other responsibilities including System Architecture, Modeling & Simulation, and team lead.
This position allows the candidate to have direct contact with our end customers and end operators of our products enabling pragmatic and early feedback from the user community during the design process. The campus has a wide range of products spanning multiple technologies such as SIGINT sensors, low SWAP communication transceivers, and EW solutions. Our products must survive various harsh environments including terrestrial, airborne, and space. A demonstrated track record developing technical solutions with ingenuity and creativity is expected.
You should apply for this role if you are driven to see the whole picture and find challenge in leading a team through rapid systems engineering processes to achieve realization of technically challenging projects. Our Systems Engineers perform at all levels from concept and design through test, installation, and operation. Ensuring total system solutions that meet customer needs and expectations.
5 years' engineering experience with Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Science or related discipline OR 3 years' engineering experience with Masters in Electrical Engineering, Science or related discipline OR 0 years' engineering experience with PhD in Electrical Engineering, Science or related discipline
This position requires significant experience in one or more of the following:
Modeling and simulation
Integrated circuit and electronics design
Requirements derivation & flow down
Leading system and/or subsystem design
System integration testing
Verification and Validation
US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance is required
RF domain experience covering VHF through microwave frequencies
Significant technical contribution in RF hardware (receivers and transmitters), DSP design, RF communication, signal collection, and/or EW programs
Experience in designing complex system architectures
Understanding of the challenges in designing systems to survive in harsh environments including terrestrial, airborne, and space
Ability to create and analyze waveform models
Experience in SWAP design challenges
Active Top Secret Clearance
Master's / PhD in a relevant field
This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Category : Engineering