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Engineer Electronics 3




Palmdale, CA 93550

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, they're making history. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Communication Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA. The selected candidate will be responsible the design, analysis, development and test of advanced communications systems. Essential Functions:
* Requirements management, derivation, tracking and flow-down
* Perform RF communication system analysis (link budgets, antenna and signal characteristics) and system performance trade studies
* Document system requirements and interfaces, with traceability to platform requirements
* Perform review and analysis of supplier design data, definition of functional test requirements including acceptance, qualification, and system integration
* Perform proposal activities such as creating task descriptions & basis of estimates, writing supplier statements of work, and performing technical evaluation of Supplier proposals
* Plan out integration, test, and demonstration activities
* Perform responsible engineering activities to manage suppliers and ensure products meet the requirements within cost and schedule
* Prepare for and give presentations at regular customer reviews
* Actively participate in Program Risk and Opportunity Management
* Coordinate across organizations to disseminate information and drive issues to closure The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. ELEPAY


Basic Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related discipline.
* Must have at least 5 years of Engineering Experience, 3 years with a Master's Degree
* Must have RF Systems Experience
* Must have Communications Systems Engineering Experience.
* Must have an active DOD Secret Security clearance
* Must have the Ability to obtain and obtain a Top Secret Clearance with SSBI.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Master's Degree in an Engineering Discipline
* Experience with the integration and test of communications systems or component sub-systems
* Advanced knowledge of communication engineering theory
* Active DoD/TS w/ SSBI and investigation within last 5 years
* Prior unit/subsystem/Payload/Segment Systems Engineering experience.
* Prior experience with multiple program phases (SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.)* Experience with a variety of communications and networking protocols
* Experience with various SATCOM systems, including AEHF
* Experience with RF simulation & analysis tools (e.g., HFSS, Savant, EMIT, SATSOFT, etc.)* Experience with DOORS
* Experience managing subcontractors, including writing SoWs, Tech Evals and performance specifications
* Demonstrated ability to be a self-directed technical leader and Subject Matter Expert with strong communication skills, demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary technical trades, and ability to develop & execute to a strategy
* Must possess strong technical knowledge and experience in Communications Systems Engineering, especially with regards to link budget and RF analysis (interference, waveform / modulation types, antenna beam patterns) 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.

Shift: 1st Shift
Relocation Assistance: Yes
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Relocation assistance may be available
Business Sector: United States-California-Palmdale 

Shift: 1st Shift
Relocation Assistance: Yes
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Relocation assistance may be available
Business Sector: United States-California-Palmdale
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Minimum Clearance:
Top Secret - Secret
Job Category:
Engineering - Electrical
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