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Principal / Engineer: Electrical Software Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) – Space / Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA)

Requisition ID: R10076535

  • 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: 1st Shift (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.

Due to significant program wins in the lunar area, we are seeking an Electrical Software Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Engineer. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

In this role you will be responsible for developing software for test equipment (racks, test fixtures, etc.) in order to validate flight hardware and/or simulation hardware used for flight software testbeds. You will work closely with hardware and software engineers to understand component and satellite designs, and create test set solutions that effectively and efficiently test them.

Job Responsibilities:
Under moderate supervision, you will be responsible for:

  • The design of software for component test equipment (CTE), automated test equipment (ATE), Hardware in the Loop (HITL) system, and simulation hardware
  • Support of the test and debug for flight and non-flight spacecraft electronic circuit card assemblies (CCA) and boxes
  • On occasion be responsible for ensuring that the technical requirements, cost, and schedule for the CTE/ATE system development is achieved
  • As part of a design team, be responsible for the end-to-end design, debug, test, and certification of CTE/ATE system
  • Work closely with the spacecraft UUT Design Engineer to ensure the CTE/ATE system will validate the circuit cards and/or electronics box under all test environments
  • Have the responsibility for the documentation development and release of the CTE/ATE system

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Experience designing test software
  • Strong software engineering experience
  • Test Engineering experience
  • Good electrical skillset
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working in small teams
  • Experience reading cabling drawings/wiring diagrams/circuit diagrams

In this role, you will join a team of 2-4 EGSE Engineers and take direction from an EGSE Software Engineering Manager.  You will also interface with the subsystem engineers to obtain design requirements.  Early on, there will software development work that requires scripting and automation of instruments to perform test sequences according to a test plan.  The next phase will be spent in a lab performing integration with the UUT, and troubleshooting any problems with the automated test suites.

This position can be filled at the Engineer or Principal Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications:

Engineer

  • Requires BS in a STEM field (ideally Engineering) with 2 years of experience; or Master’s degree; or a PhD
  • US Citizenship
  • Proficiency in an industry standard Programming Language (i.e. Python, JavaScript, etc.) Position will require being able to create/code projects independently

Principal Engineer

  • Requires BS in a STEM field (ideally Engineering) with 5 years of experience; or Master’s degree with 3 years of experience; or a PhD
  • US Citizenship
  • Proficiency in an industry standard Programming Language (i.e. Python, JavaScript, etc.) Position will require being able to create/code projects independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong programming skills using LabVIEW, TestStand, and C/C++
  • Experience developing test application software to interface with test equipment along with instrument driver suites
  • Experience in the test and debug of hardware and software systems
  • Experience working in an SCRUM/AGILE environment
  • A fundamental understanding of general and specialized test equipment to include: Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, and Power equipment.

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. 

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

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: $82,400 USD - $123,600 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.