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United States-California-Point Mugu Yes Relocation assistance may be available Secret


1st Shift




Northrop Grumman Mission Systems seeks a Systems Engineer Level 3 to perform systems engineering for Electronic Attack programs at NAWC Point Mugu, CA.

Candidate will perform 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.  Works under general supervision of Senior Systems Engineer. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.


Candidate(s) would support a more senior system engineer with the development of USMC Electronic Warfare (EW) systems.  System development would include both hardware and software. 



Primary duties include:

  • Follow supplied USMC operational scenarios, requirements, and architecture framework (DoDAF) for system development.
  • Review new system requirements decomposed from the USMC supplied operational requirements.
  • Assist the senior systems engineer with the generation and documentation of a new system’s architecture and design (power, RF, and functional block diagrams).
  • Assist the senior systems engineer with adherence to appropriate military standards via system requirements, design, and test (MIL-STD-461 (EMI), MIL-STD-464 (EMC),
  • MIL-STD-704 (power), MIL-STD-810 (environmental), MIL-STD-882 (safety), MIL-STD-1250 and MIL-STD-7179 (corrosion), MIL-STD-1289 and MIL-STD-8591 (aircraft stores), 
  • and MIL-STD-1472 (human factors)).
  • Review system thermal, safety, and reliability analyses.
  • Review the system design features for the protection of Critical Program Information (CPI).
  • Assist the senior system engineer with new system design features to enhance USMC supportability and maintainability of the system.
  • Assist the senior engineer with implementing cooling and safety features in a new system design.
  • Research and make recommendations on COTS components for system development based on system performance requirements, size, weight, and power constraints, etc.
  • Support system prototyping at the bench level, in order to technically evaluate potential COTS components for use in the under development system.
  • Assist the senior systems engineer with the properly configuring new systems, and checking the configuration of existing systems (hardware, configuration file settings,
  • network IP addresses, and set up of communication and encryption devices) .
  • Support the review all electro-mechanical system drawings
  • Support integration testing of system incremental releases.
  • Assist with the troubleshoot system failures and performance issues.
  • Support the use of key processes, such as the configuration management for system changes after the system baseline is established. 
  • Support test’s evaluation of system performance in the lab.  Operate the system and test equipment to evaluate functional and RF performance against requirements.
  • Collate technical data in response to program sponsor data calls.
  • Review system design documentation and operational checklists, procedures, user manuals, training materials, and other technical publications for technical accuracy and
  • completeness.

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:

The basic requirements for a level 3 are a minimum of 5 Years with Bachelors in a STEM degree, 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.



The basic requirements for a level 4 are a minimum of 9 Years with Bachelors in a STEM degree, 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.



Additional qualifications for both levels are:


  • US citizen with a the ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Experience with hardware and software integration
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a close team environment


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Existing Secret level clearance highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Electronic Warfare principles 
  • Familiarity with Agile Development Methodology
  • Familiarity with Atlassian software development and collaboration tool set (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Jenkins, FishEye+Crucible)
  • Experience with Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Experience with component selection for system development
  • Experience using mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Experience with RF receiver and RF jamming, software defined radios, and encryption systems
  • Experience working with RF test equipment
  • Experience with concurrent hardware and software development
  • Experience with military aircraft avionics and/or stores
  • Familiarity with referenced military standards
  • Familiarity with aircraft safety, supportability, maintainability, and reliability discipline

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.

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