RF Avionics Lead

    • San Diego, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a RF Avionics Lead to join our team of highly skilled and motivated employees at Northrop Grumman's Autonomous Design Center of Excellence located in San Diego, California.

You'll be joining the Electronics & Payloads (E&P) organization. The E&P organization delivers innovative and effective mission subsystem and control solutions for our system operators' current and emerging missions, by utilizing industry leading processes and tools. E&P is responsible for many mission critical subsystems such as RF Communications, IP Networks, Radar, SIGINT, Electronic Warfare, EO/IR, Full Motion Video, Ground Moving Target Indicator, Weapons, Mission Management Computers, and Ground Control Systems.

Essential functions:
- Responsible for leading a small group of RF engineers for a coordinated Avionics suite design effort.
- Responsible for signature control of the antennas and sensor integration to meet allocations without inhibiting simultaneous achievement of other performance requirements.
- Responsible for determining risks and developing mitigation plans.
- Must be able to: plan, work, and status to a budget; develop, review, and present materials to senior management and Customers; work across IPTs for a system solution; and provide technical and managerial oversight to ensure high quality deliverable products (e.g. CDRLs, test models, manufacturing plans, etc.).
- Candidate must have a strong knowledge and experience working within CVN constraints.



Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 14 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 12 years of engineering experience OR PhD Degree in a STEM discipline and 9 years of engineering experience.

- All applicants must have a current active in-scope DoD Top Secret Security Clearance or higher.

- Must have the ability to obtain Special Program Access.

- Must have experience working within CVN constraints.

- Must be able to support up to 50% travel.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's Degree in a STEM discipline.

- Current Special Program Access.

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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