Northrop Grumman Consulting Engineer Systems in San Diego, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering, Sciences and Technology (ES&T) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Consulting Systems Engineer based out of San Diego, CA.

What You'll get to Do:

Defining the future through innovation and excellence, join our Northrop Grumman Airborne C4ISR Division team in meeting the largest, most complex systems challenges imaginable for government, military and business. We are committed to developing net-centric systems and infrastructures that connect disparate systems. Our interoperable operational, simulation, and test systems bring the enterprise to the warfighter using tactical networked communications for data, voice, multimedia, and information management.

The Resilient Network Systems (RNS) OU in San Diego is seeking a Department Chief Engineer (CE) to serve as the technical leader for the various programs. The Department CE will be the lead Engineering representative for various programs within the Department and is responsible for providing technical oversight and team leadership for the development of complex military communications systems involving Tactical Voice, Datalinks, and IP Datalinks.

The candidate is expected to have a broad technical background and a proven record of success leading both small, and large, multi-disciplined engineering teams in the development and implementation of military communications systems. Experience with formal test and qualification efforts for military communications systems is highly desired. The candidate is further expected to lead engineering development teams in both laboratory and field environments.

Responsibilities include: working with the Department and Senior Management to define technical roadmaps, assist with Business Development, Capture, and Project Execution efforts related to various programs. The candidate will organize project engineering staff as required, tracking progress through regular staff meetings, and report status to Department and Senior Management. Direct interface with existing and potential customers is expected. The position will support on and off-site project developments, demonstrations, and customer exercises as required.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Experience with integration of complex Air and Ground based electronic networked systems (HW, SW, NW, RF)

  • Experience leading both small and large scale product development teams on complex systems.

  • Presentation skills to effectively provide status to internal executive management and customers

  • Experience assisting with business definition and capture efforts

  • Experience working with functional management organizations to improve process efficiencies across engineering disciplines

  • Experience: 20 Years of related experience with Bachelors in STEM field; 18 Years with Masters; 15 Years with PhD.

  • Minimum of SECRET Clearance required

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience contributing to and developing product technical roadmaps

  • Experience with US Government Tactical Data Link certification and test lab processes

  • Candidate should have practical experience and a thorough understanding of the following Tactical Data Links and message formats:

  • Link 11

  • Link 16

  • Link 22


  • SADL

  • VMF

  • CoT

  • Active Top Secret Clearance with investigation within the last 5 years.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that 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 package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

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 most positions.