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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for a Radar Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Linthicum/ Baltimore, MD campus. This position requires up to 100% on-site work due security constraints.
How You Will Make a Difference a t Northrop Grumman:
As the lead developer of RF sensors for some of the most advanced systems in the U.S. arsenal, Northrop Grumman is a world leader in advanced sensor systems and design. These include radars for air dominance platforms (such as the F-22, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-16), bomber and strike programs (such as B-1B), airborne / maritime / ground-based surveillance missions (E-3 AWACS, E-7 MESA, TPS-80 G/ATOR and UAV systems such as Global Hawk), as well as restricted programs and missions. Learn more about the radar systems that our team has developed at https://https://www.northropgrumman.com/what-we-do/air/active-electronically-scanned-array-aesa-radars/
We offer the opportunity to join a team to help solve issues from the field and drive new solutions into next generation radar systems and air superiority platforms. Northrop Grumman’s Airborne Multifunction Systems (AMS) Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) organization has a need for a Radar Systems Engineer supporting the design, development, integration and verification on some of our most advanced RF sensors. Northrop Grumman prioritizes mentoring and growth for our engineering team, successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with industry-leading sensor and system architects with 20+ years of industry experience to build their career in radar systems.
Roles & Responsibilities:
This position is primarily engaged in the development and fielding of radar modes for advanced multi-function RF subsystems. Key modes of operation include synthetic aperture radar for ground imaging applications, electronic protection to defeat the most advanced adversary electronic attack, long-range search, track and combat identification waveforms to provide critical situational awareness to our customers. Early in the system lifecycle, systems engineers develop parametric representations, visualizations and data driven analysis to support sensor requirements definition and use case validation.
Progressing past analysis and design, Northrop Grumman Radar Systems Engineers also support the integration of radar modes from digital simulation environments to radar lab s to our on-site fleet of specially modified test aircraft. Throughout this process, Radar Systems Engineers engage with our customers to balance their functional and performance requirements with other sensor functionality to enable true multi-function operation.
At the Engineer level, a systems engineer will work with only oversight from senior engineers and mentors to solve technical challenges. Radar systems engineers have interface across discipline and team boundaries and over time have opportunities for customer interaction through presentations and working group meetings.
Active or ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance prior to starting
Bachelor's Degree with 2 years of related experience or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering.
Experience with MATLAB or equivalent programming/analysis languages
Experience with RF signals processing
DoD Top Secret Clearance
Master's Degree with a focus on signal processing or RF applications
Experience with C/C++
Previous experience with radar waveform, digital beamforming, adaptive processing or algorithm development.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
401(k), including Employer Contributions
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts https://https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/
Northrop Grumman strives to offer a balanced work environment for our team members. This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80; the 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. Other work schedules are frequently accommodated and may be arranged to support, for example, an employee's family commitments.
Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.