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Systems Engineer (Tactical Data Links)

Northrop Grumman Posted: 21/07/2021
Location: Queensland, Australia Type:  N/A
Disciplines:  Systems Engineering
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It's only impossible - until you do it at Northrop Grumman
Wherever the boundaries of possible are being pushed, Northrop Grumman is there. We solve the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defence and cyberspace and have supported critical defence and civil programs in Australia for over 20 years.
Backed by a global team of 90,000, our 800+ Australian employees design, develop, build and support some of the world's most advanced products, from cutting-edge aircraft and next-generation spacecraft to unrivalled cyber security systems and all-seeing radars.
Due to recent announcements by the Australian government to substantially invest in space and advanced communication capabilities; Northrop Grumman Australia is positioning itself to align our rich heritage and legacy in communication and datalink programs towards this significant body of future work.
The Multi-Tactical Data Link Network (MTN) Sub Program will upgrade and support mission critical systems of the ADF MTN and associated facilities to enable ADF command and control for single service, joint and multi-national operations. Key activities will include the implementation of Enhanced Link 16, and Link 22 connectivity across tactical datalink networks to enhance ADF operations and ensure critical systems integration within a joint or multi-national task group.
As part of Northrop Grumman's anticipated growth on the program, a key position has presented itself for a suitably experienced and qualified Systems Engineer. This newly created role is responsible Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Requirements Management within the project execution team. This unique opportunity will span a wide range of internal and external stakeholders across Australia and the US in addition to customer and supplier organisations.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in systems engineering and architecture applying model-based systems engineering tools and methods to large, complex Defence acquisition programs.
This position is based in Fortitude Valley, QLD.

Roles and responsibilities:
  • Providing MBSE leadership and developing descriptive models for the project(s) involved
  • Developing system level requirements based on Function and Performance Specification (FPS) and operational needs
  • Deriving specifications
  • Assessing system performance against FPS and capability objectives
  • Developing, evolving and maintaining the system architecture
  • Orchestrating upgrades and/or changes to the system baseline
  • Conducting and supporting engineering trade studies
  • Liaising closely with a wide range of stakeholders including suppliers, customers and government organisations

Why Northrop Grumman?
As an integral part of the Australian team, you will receive professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you will be joining an inclusive work environment built on innovation and respect, supported by the highest ethical standards.
Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:
  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?
  • Professional Development Support - further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program


Essential Qualifications & Experience:
  • Degree qualified engineer capable of achieving Chartered Professional Engineer status
  • Training and/or qualifications in Systems Engineering
  • Experience in MBSE software tools (Cameo)
  • Experience in Requirements Management tools (DOORS)
  • Must be an Australian citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance (NV1)

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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