Sentinel (GBSD) Sr. Staff TEMPEST Systems Engineer (11671)

United States-Alabama-Huntsville, United States


Full Time

19 days ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

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 to add a Sr. Staff TEMPEST Systems Engineer to its Specialty Engineering team located in Huntsville, AL in support of the Sentinel (GBSD) program.

What you will get to do:

This position is for a systems engineer experienced in design for TEMPEST and EMI/EMC compliance. The selected candidate will be expected to lead and support efforts within the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) team in the areas of TEMPEST, EMI/EMC design, analysis, and test. 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform system level decomposition of TEMPEST or EMI/EMC requirements
  • Perform testing in accordance with NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02
  • Develop TEMPEST or EMI/EMC design requirements at sub-system level.
  • Provide support to the Design review process
  • Perform design analysis to verify compliance
  • Support hardware design engineering to ensure compliance with TEMPEST and EMI/EMC requirements
  • Contribute to the development of the TEMPEST Control Plan
  • Contribute to the development of the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Integration and Analysis Report (E3IAR), E3 Verification Procedures and Reports
  • Develop TEMPEST test plans and test procedures

Technical areas include Space and Launch Vehicles and associated Ground Control Systems. Travel may be required (10%) to witness TEMPEST testing. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 years of experience with a Bachelor of Science degree, 12 years with a Masters degree or higher in science, engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, aeronautics, safety, or closely related technical discipline
  • US Citizenship with an Active DoD Secret clearance, granted or re-investigated within last 6 years, or in Continuous Evaluation (CE)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance
  • Certified TEMPEST Professional (CTP) Level II or be a Level I with the ability to achieve a Level II certification
  • Experience with design for TEMPEST and EMI/EMC compliance and system level integration (bonding, grounding, shielding, filtering, transient suppression)
  • Experience working with TEMPEST and EMI/EMC Requirements
  • Familiarity and experience with TEMPEST standards including NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02, and related NSA technical memorandums
  • Familiarity and experience with TEMPEST test equipment such as, TEMPEST receivers, oscilloscopes, dynamic signal analyzers, signal generators, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writhing TEMPEST Control and Test plans and reports or demonstrate the ability to learn
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate across programs and shifts
  • Ability to work independently, communicate clearly, and effectively with employees and customers
  • Prior weapon system experience (GBSD, Minuteman III or similar military or industry experience)
  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, Physics or Systems Engineering
  • Expert of systems engineering principles and processes
  • Experience with managing/scheduling facilities and equipment
  • Experience in the technical oversight and reporting of E3 programs
  • Experience in showing compliance to TEMPEST or EMI/EMC requirements processes for equipment and sub-systems
  • Experience with equipment, sub-system and system level EMI/EMC test (Expertise in MIL-STD 461, automotive or commercial EMI/EMC testing)
  • Technical ability to develop, document, and maintain tailored TEMPEST or EMI/EMC requirements at equipment, sub-system, and system levels
  • Technical ability to perform TEMPEST or EMI/EMC design and analysis at both system and hardware levels
  • Experience leading TEMPEST or EMI efforts with integrated product teams (IPTs)
  • Experience operating and maintaining NSA certified TEMPEST lab and equipment

Position Benefits

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 position’s 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.   


Salary Range: $174,800.00 - $262,200.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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