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Sr. / Principal Electrical Engineer: Hardware Test – Space / Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA)

Requisition ID: R10076507

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

We have an opening for a Hardware Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA. 

Working closely with the Hardware Design Engineer, you will lead the test and debug of flight and non-flight Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) and/or Box under test which requires experience in defining test parameters, interpreting test results and analyzing test trends and provides leadership in the area of testing.

You will support Hardware Design Engineering and Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Team by:

  • Helping to define EGSE Requirements and Implementation
  • Generating HW Verification Procedures (e.g., Functional Test Procedures, Acceptance Test Procedures)
  • Overseeing Test S/W Code Development

Additional responsibilities includes:

  • The debug, test and certification of Component Test Equipment (CTE) and Automated Test Equipment (ATE) using LabVIEW, Test Stand used to test analog and power electronics with ingenuity and creativity and without appreciable direction
  • Participate in design reviews of CTE/ATE, with the emphasis of testability
  • Works closely with the Design Engineer to ensure the CTE will validate the CCA and/or BOX under test which include the generation of analog/power CCA and BOX acceptance test procedures (ATPs) at the functional, environmental and spacecraft levels
  • Utilize LabVIEW, Test Stand CVI
  • Support Failure Review Boards (FRB) in determining corrective actions and failure diagnosis
  • Coordinate support plans for test activities
  • Attend and participate in the daily manufacturing meetings

This position can be filled as at the Principal or Sr. Principal level.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Engineer:

  • 5 yrs of experience with a Bachelor's degree in STEM field (or 3 yrs with a Masters or PhD)
  • Experience in Hardware Design, Test/Troubleshooting
  • Ability to read and understand schematics for electronic equipment and electrical circuitry
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills

Sr. Principal Engineer:

  • 9 yrs of experience with a Bachelor's degree in STEM field (or 7 yrs with a Masters or 4 yrs with a PhD)
  • Experience in Hardware Design, Test/Troubleshooting
  • Ability to read and understand schematics for electronic equipment and electrical circuitry
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience in several of the following areas a plus:
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Self-motivated and able to effectively work in small teams
  • Power regulation, distribution and switching
  • Analog signal conditioning and processing
  • Interface with CTE/ATE using LabVIEW , Test Stand and scripting software •Familiar with high speed serial interface protocol (TCPIP, SPACEWIRE, LVDS, RS422/485, 1553)
  • Grounding and signal preservation techniques
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Continuous improvement in areas of test fidelity and test yield
  • Able to execute non-standard scenarios within Automated Test Software and test applications
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills
  • Operate electronic lab equipment for debug and troubleshooting

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft.  We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants.  Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components. 

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, 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

Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.

Link: www.northropgrumman.com/benefits

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Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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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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.