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


1st Shift




Northrop Grumman Mission Systems seeks an experienced Systems Engineer Level 5 to perform systems engineering for Electronic Attack programs at NAWC Point Mugu, CA.



Candidate would be one of the technical leads for the development of USMC Electronic Warfare (EW) systems with a strong emphasis on reliability, maintainability and safety. Position responsibilities entail performing technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems with a strong emphasis on reliability, maintainability and safety.  Analyses 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. Performing functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.  System development would include both hardware and software.

Primary duties would include:

  • Following supplied USMC operational requirements and architecture framework (DoDAF) for system development.
  • Guide and review the development of system requirements.
  • Generate new system architectures and design (power, RF, and functional block diagrams).
  • Ensuring 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)).
  • Oversee, support, and review system thermal, safety, and reliability analyses.
  • Ensuring through design the protection of Critical Program Information (CPI).
  • Ensure through design USMC supportability and maintainability of the system.
  • Ensuring proper system cooling and safety through design and feedback from analyses and prototype operation.
  • Research and select appropriate 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.
  • Configure the system and validate the configuration of systems prior to deployment (hardware, configuration file settings, network IP addresses, and set up of communication and encryption devices).
  • Support the identification, documentation, and mitigation of program risks per the Navy’s risk management process.
  • Review all electro-mechanical system drawings.  Submit technically complete drawings to Navy management for approval.
  • Oversee integration testing of system incremental releases.
  • Troubleshoot system failures and performance issues.  Coordinate other system development roles (test, logistics, production, quality assurance, software, etc.) in troubleshooting efforts.
  • Support the use of key processes, such as the configuration management for system changes after the system baseline is established.  Review all system Change Requests (CRs) and provide technical recommendation for CR disposition.
  • Support test’s evaluation of system performance in the lab.  Operate the system and test equipment to evaluate functional and RF performance against requirements.
  • Support the development and maintenance of program plans (e.g., the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Collate technical data in response to program sponsor data calls.
  • Be the technical lead supporting Navy management a) at design and program management reviews, and b) with all system development critical decisions.
  • Review system design documentation and operational checklists, procedures, user manuals, training materials, and other technical publications for technical accuracy and completeness.
  • Mentoring and guiding junior engineers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 14 Years with Bachelors in a STEM degree; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.
  • US citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Experience with Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Experience using mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Experience with component selection for system development
  • Must be able to demonstrate proven leadership capabilities in the area of Systems Engineering
  • 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 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 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 disciplines

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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