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Principal Field Engineer Svcs: Payload Engineer

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems/Engineering and Sciences - Western Region has an Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS) position for an Principal Field Engineer Svcs: Payload Engineer to support a military communications program at an OCONUS location. The Resilient Networks Solutions organizational unit develops and fields systems and infrastructures to connect disparate systems and enable network-centric operations. This position resides with the Contingency Deployment Operations (CDO) department which operates and sustains the fielded systems.
What You'll get to Do:
  • The Payload Field Engineer will be part of a technical team that operates and maintains a complex tactical communication system in an operational location overseas.
  • Duties include performing preflight system tests, preventative and corrective maintenance, remote control and operations of the payload, developing procedures, and generating reports.
  • The candidate will work closely with the Military/Government customer as well as internal Northrop Grumman engineering teams.
Additional 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.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Education / Experience: 5 Years with STEM degree; 3 Years with Masters or 9 years' experience in lieu of a degreewith the repair, configuration, troubleshooting and operations of network devices and computer systems
  • Active Secret (or above) security clearance
  • Strong knowledge of; Link-16, VMF, SADL, SAT-J and JREAP
  • Experience with operating; PRC-117, PSC-5, ARC-210, SADL, MIDS LVT1/2/3/11 and general RF Knowledge
  • Experience with collection of data to assist in development of reports and capturing of metrics/summaries used in post-mission analysis/reports
  • Experience in COMSEC handling procedures, material/system classification guidance and use of COMSEC KEYING Materials and proficiency in operating the Simple Key Loader SKL COMSEC device, including database transfer, key assignments, and building of equipment and platform parameters within the device
  • Experience in Link 16, SADL, EPLRS and Network Description Documents, Cut-Sheets and Link-16 loads files
  • Experience with Air Tasking Order (ATO), Airspace Control Order (ACO), Airspace Control Plan (ACP) and Frequency Allocation Plan (FAP)
  • Experience with Falcon View (FV) applications, FV Inter-Visibility Tools
  • Must be capable of interfacing directly with customers.
  • Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions
  • Able and willing to travel (up to 75%)
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Briefing skills, good working knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project).
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level I or greater certification; Security+CE, LINUX+, CCNA, etc
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 package will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development
    • Wellness Program
    • Employee Discount Program
    • On-Site Fitness Center (available at some locations)

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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