Principal / Electrical Engineer: Avionics Hardware Design – Space / Satellite Systems

Requisition ID: 21005005

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today!
We have an opening for an Avionics Hardware Design Electrical Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.
In this role, you will get the opportunity to research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks. You will design electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.     Job Responsibilities
  • Support the test and debug for flight and non-flight spacecraft electronic circuit card assemblies (CCA) and boxes
  • Ensure that technical requirements, cost, and schedule for the CTE/ATE system development is achieved
  • Work on a design team, and be responsible for the end-to-end design, debug, test and certification of CTE/ATE system
  • Work closely with the spacecraft avionics Design Engineer to ensure the CTE/ATE system will validate the circuit cards and/or electronics box under all test environments
  • Documentation, development, and release of the CTE/ATE system
  • Perform subsystem definition, preliminary and detailed design, design implementation, subsystem and system integration, and test for a subsystem
  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts
  • Analyze software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints
  • Make frequent contact with customers both internal and external concerning requirements, design and maintenance of software
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This position can be filled at either the Engineer (level 2) or Principal Engineer (level 3) level.   Basic Qualifications for Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field (ideally in Electrical Engineering) with 2 or more years of experience; or a Master’s degree; or a PhD
  • U.S. citizen
  Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field (ideally in Electrical Engineering) with 5 or more years of experience; or a Master’s degree with 3 years of experience; or a PhD
  • U.S. citizen
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong custom hardware interface design skills
  • Strong ATE/CTE system design skills
  • Experience defining and mapping operational requirements to functional implementations
  • Experience developing test application SW to interface with Test Equipment along with instrument driver suites
  • Experience developing test applications for data protocols, high speed serial interfaces, and memory algorithms.
  • Experience in the test and debug of hardware and software systems
  • A high level understanding of general and specialized test equipment to include: Data Bus Analyzers, Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, 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   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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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