Full Job Description
Location: Fairfax - VA, United States of America
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Any (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 75% of the Time
Positions Available: 3
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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!We are looking for you to join our team as Payload Field Engineer. What You’ll get to Do:Have an opportunity to travel to sustained operational locations overseas and develop your technical expertise across the engineering spectrum. Be part of our field engineering team that operates and maintains complex tactical communication systems worldwide. You'll also get to:
Support flight line by performing preflight system tests and configuring payloads
Perform preventative and corrective maintenance
Troubleshoot Hardware/Software issues
Perform system and computer maintenance
Operate and control data links during operational missions
Be responsible for System Administration and Account Management
Perform network troubleshooting
Perform COMSEC Key Management
Perform remote control and operations of a communications payload
Develop procedures and generate reports.
Work closely with the Active Duty/Government customer and collaborate with internal Northrop Grumman engineering teams
Extended travel up to 75% to hazardous overseas duty locationsBasic Qualifications:
2 years with Bachelors in Science degree OR 6 years of relevant communication experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree
Active Secret security (or above) clearance with the investigation completed within the last 4 years
Must pass a physical health assessment and meet the minimal standards of fitness in alignment with AFCENT requirements
Must be willing and able to travel up to 75% (some travel to hazardous deployment areas) and multi-month overseas deployments
Strong knowledge & understanding of Military radios or communications systems
Experience with operating: Military radios or communications systems and general radio knowledge
Knowledge of Link-16, VMF, SADL, SAT-J and/or JREAP
Experience with operating; PRC-117, PSC-5, ARC-210, SADL, MIDS LVT1/2/3/11
DoD 8570 IAT Level II or greater (CCNA Security, Security+ CE, GICSP, GSEC, SSCP, Linux +
Network Certification (CCNA/CCNP)
Experience with operating radio equipment (PRC-117, PSC-5, MIDS LVT1/2/3/11) and general RF knowledge
Experience with military aircraft operations
Familiar with JSIG security controls
Candidate shall have broad experience with the operation, integration, configuration, and maintenance of military communications systems, networks, and radios.
Candidate should have experience with commercial and military interfaces to include RS-232, RS-485, and MIL-STD-1553.
Candidate should possess strong analytical and troubleshooting skills and the ability to read electrical drawings and schematics.
Candidate should have experience with RF/electronic test equipment, electrical soldering, and mil-standard connectors.
Candidate should have strong knowledge with military tactical data links (Link 16, JREAP-C), Linux operating system, network fundamentals (IP subnetting, VLANs, TCP/IP, UDP, basic switching and routing, tunneling, encryption), radios operations (load, program, and troubleshoot), RF theory, and aircraft navigation (GPS, INS) and power distribution systems.
Experience handling COMSEC materials, following security guidance/procedures, and operating the Simple Key Loader (SKL).
What We Can Offer You:Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:Health PlanSavings PlanPaid Time OffEducation AssistanceTraining and DevelopmentFlexible Work Arrangements https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspxAdditional Northrop Grumman Information:Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world."
Salary Range: 61400 - 92000
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.
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.