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Staff Engineer Software – Special Test Equipment

Requisition ID: R10057392

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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.

The Strategic Force Programs (SFP) Business Unit is seeking a Staff (Level 5) Special Test Equipment Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located in Azusa, CA and report under our hardware engineering team. We are looking for someone who has the ability to report on-site, but we can accommodate partial teleworking based upon business/program need.

Exciting opportunity for a Special Test Equipment (STE) Senior Software Lead to join our SFP Azusa, California campus to help evolve our technology and grow our business into new domains and markets. In this STE Senior Software Lead role you will be responsible for the design, development, assembly, Integration & Test (I&T), and validation of Electrical Engineering Special Test Equipment for Space Hardware. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is passionate about leadership, diversity & inclusion, advances in technology, has a creative mindset, dedicated to catalyzing continuous improvements, and enjoys proactive interaction and collaboration with multiple engineering teams and functional disciplines

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

Seeking a software skill set including expertise in labview that can help to reshape the software culture in Azusa. This person would help to integrate the framework we have chosen across multiple efforts and provide technical expertise for software development Must have experience with C Language.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field & 14 years of related technical engineering experience, OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field & 12 years of related technical engineering experience
  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required)
  • Extensive technical and functional engineering leadership experience as an Integrated Product Team Lead responsible for program cost and schedule accountability
  • Comprehensive understanding of Software fundamentals and applications
  • Proposal and program development experience, including: Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), Technical Description (TD), and Basis of Estimate (BOE) creation
  • Extensive team leadership experience in an Engineering laboratory transitioning from design to production / manufacturing performing Special Test Equipment (STE) hardware, software, & firmware integration and test activities through creating assembly procedures and test plans
  • Experience with presenting program status and program cost and schedule accountability reviews throughout the engineering product lifecycle for executive leadership, functional management, and/or senior level internal / external stakeholders
  • Experience programming in LabVIEW and/or LabVIEW FPGA
  • Experience with creating and presenting formal review packages, such as Test Readiness Review (TRR), Failure Review Board (FRB), Material Review Board (MRB), and/or Consent to
  • Ship Review (CTSR)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current & active DoD security clearance
  • Extensive Defense Space Systems experience
  • Demonstrated test equipment trouble-shooting and failure diagnosis experience
  • Knowledge of environmental test methods and practices for Space Hardware
  • In-depth understanding of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) computer architecture, interconnect/interfaces, and standard communication protocols
  • Experience developing embedded software or firmware
  • C++, Python, MATLAB, Test Stand and/or related programming language experience
  • Proficient with standard industry tools like DOORS, ClearCase, ClearQuest and SubVersion
  • Experience in generating Verification Compliance Requirements Matrices, Requirements Verification Plans, Test Requirements Documents, Test Procedures and Requirements Sell-off Documents
  • Experience using software source control tools and/or automated build environments
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methods
  • Familiar with SEI CMMI standards and compliance

Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.