Engineer Systems 4/5

The Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems business unit is seeking an experienced Electrical Systems Engineer who will be responsible for the optical system design, assembly, integration and test of electrical/fiber optic (F/O) systems & sensors and shall be experienced in all phases of optical system development from conceptualizing solutions through the design, assembly and testing phases. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will also include use of F/O test sets to enable test and troubleshooting of fiber optic systems and be familiar with test sets for measurement of high speed communication signals. The Electrical Systems Engineer will be expected to lead teams thru the analysis and troubleshooting of test results as required to evaluate and improve design as well as development of component specifications, tolerances and tests procedures.

The successful candidate will have experience interpreting, evaluating and documenting the empirical results of:

  • Optical spectrum analyzers (OSA)
  • Bit Error Rate Testers (BERT)
  • Optical Backscatter Reflectometer( OBRs)
  • Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDRs)
  • High speed modulator/demodulator characterization
  • Fusion splicing of specialty fibers / high resolution loss measurement
  • Mechanical fiber routing and management inside of splice enclosures and cabinets

Basic Qualifications:

Band 4 Typical Minimum Education / Experience: >9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

Band 5 Typical Minimum Education / Experience: >14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.

US citizen with current DoD Secret clearance and a willingness to obtain a Top Secret/SCI.

Proficiency in common data analysis tools such as Mathcad, MatLab and Labview. Demonstrated project leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

A current TS/SSBI with a current polygraph is preferred.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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