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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Principal Test Engineer–Electronics Integration and Test, Top Secret Clearance Required, Space Satellites

Requisition ID: 21012052

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately one quarter of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels.

SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (DoD SKillBridge) utilizing the DoD guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will participate in on-the-job training, supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40 hours per week.

Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program:

Goals

Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives

Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome

Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Northrop Grumman's Tactical Space Systems We has an opening for a qualified SkillBridge Intern with an active or current TS Clearance to work as an Integration and Test Electronics Engineer within our Tactical Space organization.

This position will be located in Dulles, VA or Gilbert, AZ.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • In this role you will design, develop, and execute test procedures and automated test scripts using spacecraft commands, telemetry and electrical and RF ground support equipment.
  • You should have system level test experience working with spacecraft flight hardware and good computer skills.
  • Experience with testing RF systems or design of RF systems for satellite communications is highly desired for this position but not required.
  • Daily responsibilities will require test preparation leading to direct contact with satellite and space flight hardware.
  • You must be able to tackle issues utilizing skills obtained in the field of Electrical and RF engineering, or a related discipline, preferably as it relates to system level integration and test.
  • Required skills include the ability to communicate clearly , and to use critical thinking in troubleshoot of problems.
  • The ability to use a scripting language and formulate automated test scripts is highly desirable. Responsibilities for this internship requisition position are:

Internship Description:

  • The Northrop Grumman Military Veteran Program (NG-MVP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MVP is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training and through individual internships during the last 180 days of service.
  • Any rank, enlisted or officer, may apply for SkillBridge. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.
  • Your unit Commander must authorize participation in NG-MVP prior to start of internship. NG-MVP is a program that will bridge the gap for transitioning service members and is held 3 times a year at various Northrop Grumman installations around the country.
  • Service members will gain valuable experience and training throughout their internship with a potential opportunity to gain employment with Northrop Grumman upon completion of active duty service obligation.

General Basic Qualifications:

  • You must have served at least 180 days on active duty
  • You must be within 180 days of separation or retirement or be receiving an honorable discharge •
  • You must have taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • You must have attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

This position can be filled with either a Test Engineer or a Principal Test Engineer level, depending on the years of experience a candidate offers

Basic Qualifications for a Test Engineer

  • Bachelor Degree in a STEM discipline (preferably Aerospace or Electrical Engineering) with 2 years of experience (OR Master’s Degree OR PhD)
  • Possess system level test experience working with spacecraft flight hardware
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must have US Citizenship and an active or current TS Clearance
  • Ability to receive Unit Command approval

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Test Engineer

  • Bachelor Degree in a STEM discipline (preferably Aerospace or Electrical Engineering) with an additional 5 years of experience (OR Master’s Degree and 3 OR PhD and 1)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in RF systems preferred
  • Experience with testing RF systems or design of RF systems for satellite communications
  • Ability to use a scripting language and formulate manual or automated scripts 

Salary Range: 1 - 1

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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



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