Senior Communications Engineer 4

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 aSenior Communications Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. As part of this organization you will join a team of talented Comms engineers to performdesign,integration, and testingof Communication systemsfor Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in San Diego, CA. You will have exposure to a multitude of Comms links cover both Line of Site (LOS) and Beyond Line of Site (BLOS) links.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert in a Comms field such as: Inmarsat, Ku SATCOM, UHF SATCOM, TCDL, Link Analysis, Link 16, AEHF
  • Proactively work with other cross-functional groups such as air vehicle, ground segment, payloads, software, quality, production, and test.
  • Work closely with DoD customers and suppliers.
  • Conduct trade studies and make recommendations for hardware selection.
  • Perform lab integration and test.
  • Author and release technical documents.
  • Review and provide input on supplier technical documents.
  • Average travel for this position is 10%.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university.
  • 9years of Engineering experience or7 years with a Master's Degree in a STEM related field.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance
  • Must be able to travel up to 10%.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance.
  • Master's Degree in STEM field
  • Demonstrated expertise in a Communications Field.
  • The desire and ability to mentor junior engineers.
  • Systems Engineering experience.
  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral.
  • Prior field experience.

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.${descr2}${descr3}

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