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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Electronics in San Diego, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Electronics and Payloads (E&P) is the hub of technical excellence in the design and integration of mission-based hardware and software at Northrop Grumman's Autonomous Design Center of Excellence in Rancho Bernardo, California.

As a member of the E&P team, you will work with engineers and technicians across all disciplines to support one of the following technical specialty areas: Mission and Project Engineering, RF Communications, IP Networks, Data Infrastructure, Advanced Sensors, Avionics Engineering, Ground Control Stations, Stores Management, or Electronic Warfare.

Our culture is built on integrity, innovation, inclusion, and technical rigor - our mission requires nothing less. The products we work on are at the forefront of technological advancement in aerospace and defense. We are looking for people at all experience and skill levels with passion and a desire for learning - E&P welcomes those who are ready to rise to a challenge and take part in the most thrilling projects in our industry.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Networks Communications Engineer.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs and plans network communications systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.

  • Provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.

  • Conducts testing of network design. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • Understanding and wide application of technial principle, theories, and concepts in the filed. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

  • Able to provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions should be imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

  • Controbutes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Frequent inter-organizational and some outside customer contacts. Will represent the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

  • Works under general supervision and contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of relative experience OR a Master's degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of relative experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline.

  • Active in-scope Secret clearance.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or equivalent level of Cisco Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge on Virtualization (e.g. VMware)

  • Working knowledge on Tactical wireless communications technologies (e.g. LOS, BLOS)

  • Cisco ACI Fabric

  • Ansible

  • Atlassian Suite working knowledge (BitBucket, Git, Jira)

  • Security+ certificate

Northrop Grumman is commited to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decision 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.

Job Category : Engineering