Engineer Electronics (level 2/3)- Radar Field Engineer

Start your future with a new mission. Join Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems Sector (NGMS). NGMS is headquartered in Baltimore, MD and is a leading global provider, manufacturer, and integrator of advanced, secure, and agile software-defined systems and solutions.

Mission System's Field Engineering Team is seeking experienced Engineers in support of the STARLite and VADER systems. These high profile, dynamic systems provide home base engineering operations and direct support to US troops and DHS, both CONUS and OCONUS (Iraq and Afghanistan). These highly visible positions require a strong technical background, solid understanding of our customer expectations, and the ability to work comfortably and effectively with team members as well as the military operators. Strong interpersonal and presentational skills are essential. Position requires CONUS and OCONUS travel for extended periods of time and will require travel to Elevated Threat Countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • The STARLite position will require an initial 6 month assignment in Afghanistan. There will be follow on work with the program, if required.
  • The VADER position is 6 months in Baltimore as a member of the integration and test team followed by a 6 month assignment in Afghanistan or at domestic work locations. Follow on work with program expected.

After the initial 6 month OCONUS assignment, the chosen candidates should be prepared to support other CONUS and OCONUS sites with 50% travel.

Candidates will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Functioning as a Field Service engineer on the STARLite or VADER system with embedded US military units
  • Maintaining the Radar functionality, assisting in troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Working directly with the operators to optimize radar functionality
  • Liaise between the customer and Factory reach-back for all technical issues
  • Express technical ideas and opinions effectively

This req may be filled as a level 2 or a level 3 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a level 2:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other STEM area plus 2 years of relevant experience (0 years with an MS)
  • Active Secret Security Clearance (held within the last two years)
  • Well versed in military tactics and drone operations
  • Able to travel to support the product (50% after initial 6 month deployment)
  • Experience with theater operations and operating procedures

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other STEM area plus 5 years of relevant experience (3 years with an MS)
  • Active Secret Security Clearance (held within the last two years)
  • Well versed in military tactics and drone operations
  • Able to travel to support the product (50% after initial 6 month deployment)
  • Experience with theater operations and operating procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of airborne radar systems
  • A minimum of 4 years FSR experience
  • A tenacious problem solver with demonstrated capabilities in initiating cost reductions, increasing flight efficiencies, reducing operating downtime and improving teamwork, communications and information flow

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