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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have a lot of 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, but they're also making history.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Associate Communications Payload Systems Engineer to work in Redondo Beach, California.
The Associate Communications Payload Systems Engineer will be expected to have a command on core communications systems engineering concepts from their electrical engineering degree to perform analysis, devise requirements for communications systems and the units that comprise it and verify requirements by analyzing test data for applicable metrics. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Perform architecture trades, design analysis, and performance modeling.
Provide systems engineering technical support for hardware development efforts.
Perform trade studies, specification development, requirements definition and allocation to the unit and sub-unit levels.
Perform Internal Design Review planning, development, and presentations.
Perform unit verification planning.
Essential experience in one or more of the following areas (with concepts provided as examples):
Communication systems: Signal amplification, analysis via frequency domain, etc.
RF and digital hardware design: VSWR, Gain, Noise Figure, etc.
Signal detection and estimation: BPSK, QAM, Nearest Neighbor, etc.
Bachelors of Science degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline
Practical working experience with system architecture design, trade studies, and performance analysis and simulation at school and/or on a job.
Technical experience with supporting hardware development utilizing antenna, RF, digital, and microelectronic technologies at school and/or on a job.
Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Top Secret or SCI Security Clearance.
Candidates have completed relevant coursework in Communication Theory and Digital Signal Processing
Experience with baseband and digital signal processing, and waveform design
Possesses strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with developing requirements and testing requirements using core systems engineering principles.
Currently hold active DOD Top Secret/SSBI and/or SCI Security Clearance.
Salary Range: $70,200 - $105,400
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.
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