Principal Electronics Engineer (Field Support – Network Communications)Oak Harbor, WA

Requisition ID: R10162339

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Oak Harbor, Washington, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 has an opening for a Principal Electronics Engineer (Field Support – Network Communications) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is in support of our Avionics Integration West organization.

The selected candidate will undergo training in Rancho Bernardo, CA or Palmdale, CA with a final assignment location on Whidbey Island, Washington for approximately two years.

Telework is not permitted.

As a Principal Electronics Engineer (Field Support – Network Communications), you will play a critical role in the field integrating, deploying, and troubleshooting of electronic systems and solutions that keep our world safe. This includes the testing, analyzing of various electronic equipment and systems (including Line of Sight (LOS) and Beyond Line of Sight Communications (BLOS), Data Links, SATCOM, UHF Radios, and other RF communications), various networking equipment, and control and test equipment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide field support, product integration, systems troubleshooting, and repair of various aircraft and ground systems (Communication & Network) in military flight line environment.

  • Perform/support review and analysis of supplier design data

  • Define functional test requirements including acceptance, qualification, and system integration.

  • Test, maintain, and integrate Network and Communications equipment and systems, circuitry components, analog and digital computers, and control and test equipment.

  • Interface with RE, SME, design engineers, system administrators, maintainers, and other support personnel to troubleshoot and repair any Comms and Network related issues.

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 STEM with 3 years of related engineering experience; OR a PhD in STEM with 0 years of related engineering experience.

  • Understanding of System of systems concept

  • Experience with coding & scripting languages (i.e., MATLAB, Python)

  • Ability to perform System Integration and communicate complex technical concepts to program leadership

  • Experience working with Comm terminals/LRU (Such as Wideband/Narrowband Satcom, Inmarsat, WGS, Link 16, CDL, UHF Radios, Communication Gateways)

  • Experience working with Network equipment (Cisco HW or SW based Router, Switches, or Firewall)

  • Experience working with various Network capabilities (ACL, NAT, Routing protocols, IPSec VPN, Tunneling, OSI model)

  • Experience working with Cross Domain Solution (CDS) and Encryption devices (HAIPE)

  • Experience in a development environment

  • Experience with Post-Flight Analysis

  • Experience supporting large scale test effort

  • Active, in scope DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Ability to gain and maintain SCI access

  • Ability to support assignment at location for minimum of 24 months

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with aerospace development, production, or operations

  • CCNA / CCNP Certification

  • Strong communication skills, organization skills, and the ability to collaborate in a team environment

  • Experience with test equipment: network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

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.