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Northrop Grumman GBSD- Communications Staff Chief Engineer in Roy, Utah

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe.

With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Communications Staff Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will be part of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program (Minuteman III ICBM replacement) development contract. Learn more about the GBSD program here .

Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

The selected candidate will lead the technical solution for the GBSD EMD Command & Launch Communications sub-IPT. Responsible for oversight and technical direction to all disciplines within the Communications organization. Understand and resolve technical issues associated with Communication analysis and products. Specific areas of experience and knowledge include communication design and development, tests radio frequency (RF) and/or microwave systems architecture, components, circuits, or products. Including antenna design, both reflector and array systems, frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers. Coordinates with internal & external customers to ensure all technical elements are addressed and provided to the customer in compliance specifications and requirements.

Candidate will be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Provide technical guidance over RF hardware and software product development

  • Coordinate multiple disciplines to balance requirements

  • Be responsible for the technical oversight and completeness of products produced by the Communications team members and functions.

  • Ensure Communications organization has the analytical tools and resources required for their jobs

  • Be the single point of accountability in addressing the technical aspects, development, and delivery for all assigned Communications products and analyses

  • Serve as primary technical POC for the Command and Launch Communications team within Northrop Grumman and Government counterparts as required

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts


This positions 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.


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You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 14 Years of related experience with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.

  • Current DoD Secret Clearance or higher granted within the last 5 ½ years

  • Must have the ability to obtain SAP/SAR access

  • Experience with communication systems

  • Experience leading a complex development program in a technical role

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance granted within the last 5 ½ years

  • Experience working in an MBSE environment

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering