SATCOM Subject Matter Expert (SME) / Engineer Systems 3/4

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking a Wideband Satellite Communications SATCOM Subject Matter Expert (SME) with experience in formal engineering life-cycle processes to work in Orlando, Florida. NGMS is an industry leader in developing, integrating, and sustaining complex systems for the US Department of Defense. Our Systems Engineering Team performs a variety of tasks leading to the successful integration, test, and deployment of complex DoD systems worldwide.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Satellite Communications, Networking, and Training Team, which includes the Wideband Training and Certification System (WTCS), Common Network Planning Software (CNPS), Wideband Remote Monitoring Sensor (WRMS), and Remote Monitoring and Control Equipment (RMCE) programs.

The applicant may work on the Wideband Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Trend Analysis and Anomaly Resolution System/WSOMS Mediated Interoperability Infrastructure (WSTARS/WMII).

The applicant will be working on design, development, and testing of all aspects of the systems development lifecycle. Applicant will perform a variety of duties in systems and software development and test. She/he will work from systems documents and specifications, and follow written and verbal instructions, conduct test and report data and results in prescribed formats.

Systems Engineer's primary responsibilities are:

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems;
  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal;
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints;
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Functional analysis and troubleshooting for a variety of problem domains

In addition, the candidate must be a team player, able to work comfortably and effectively with company team members as well as program stakeholders and DoD contractor senior personnel using strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills. Also, the candidate will be required to travel in support of customer interface, technical interchange meetings, on-site technical support, and event support.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 or a Level 4

Basic Qualifications for Level 3:

  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD Secret clearance
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience with Bachelor's degree or 3 years' experience with Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field.
  • Experience working within formal engineering & development processes for the development of complex systems

Preferred Qualifications for Level 3:

  • Active US DoD Secret clearance
  • Experience with standard system engineering processes for the development of complex systems
  • Knowledge base of DSCS and Wideband Global SATCOM Wideband SATCOM Operational Management System (WGS WSOMS)
  • Experience with Rational DOORS Next Generation
  • Familiarization with DoD systems and subsystems (e.g. weapons platforms, C2ISR platforms, SATCOM, IFF, RADAR, radios, data links, munitions).
  • Familiarization with computer networking and cyber security principles and practices
  • Familiarization with DoD SATCOM operations, concepts and ground stations
  • Understanding of radio frequency (RF) theory as it relates to both communications and radar

Basic Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Ability to obtain US DoD Secret clearance
  • Minimum of 9 years' experience with Bachelor's degree or 7 years' experience with Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field.
  • Experience working within formal engineering & development processes for the development of complex systems

Preferred Qualifications for Level 4:

  • Active US DoD Secret clearance
  • Experience with standard system engineering processes for the development of complex systems
  • Knowledge base of DSCS and Wideband Global SATCOM Wideband SATCOM Operational Management System (WGS WSOMS)
  • Experience with Rational DOORS Next Generation
  • Familiarization with DoD systems and subsystems (e.g. weapons platforms, C2ISR platforms, SATCOM, IFF, RADAR, radios, data links, munitions).
  • Familiarization with computer networking and cyber security principles and practices
  • Familiarization with DoD SATCOM operations, concepts and ground stations
  • Understanding of radio frequency (RF) theory as it relates to both communications and radar

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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