Sr Principal Engineer Communication Systems

Analyzes, models, designs and simulates communications systems, subsystems, and algorithms for communication networks, data links, digital radio, battle management, and command and control systems such as wide and local area networks, point-to-point systems, secure systems, signal coding and modulation schema, digital radio/communications technology and network architecture design.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

This position works independently with minimal direction in support of the Raptor ground system program. This is a Ground Systems Engineering role supporting the following types of tasks:
Requirements definition and derivation
Interface definition
Ground System/Software design
Verification & Test Plans & Procedures
Ground integration & test
The candidate is expected to interface with engineering leadership, program management, functional management, and will potentially interface directly with customers as well.
Requirements

Requires a BS (i.e. Engineering, Physics, Computer Science) and9 years of experience or an MS plus7 years of experience in satellite ground systems (e.g. command & control, flight dynamics, mission planning, trending & analysis)
Experience with real-time satellite control systems is required
Experience performing flight operations is desired
Existing security clearance is desirable, but not required to start

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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