Principal / Engineer: Electrical Hardware Ground Support Equipment (EGSE)

Requisition ID: 21007928

  • 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!
Due to significant program wins in the cislunar area, we are seeking an Electrical Hardware Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Engineer.  In this role you will be responsible for designing test equipment (racks, test fixtures, etc.) 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 UTT 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 hardware
  • Good mechanical skillset
  • Working knowledge of Visio, CREO, Zuken E-3, and/or other mechanical design packages
  • Test Engineering experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working in small teams
  • Experience documenting cabling drawings/wiring diagrams
  In this role, you will join a team of 2-4 EGSE Engineers and take direction from an EGSE Hardware Engineer Manager.  You will also interface with the subsystem engineers to obtain design requirements.  Early on, there will be a lot of design work that requires documentation development in not only electrical design, but also mechanical design, then support to the EDL (Engineering Development Lab) when the hardware is being built and assembled.  The next phase will be spent in a lab performing integration, and troubleshooting any problems, on the product you helped to design and build.   Tags NGFeaturedJobs #LI-S-70 Space System NoVASpace 

This position can be filled and the Principal Engineer or Engineer level.   Basic Qualifications: Engineer
  • Requires BS in a STEM field (ideally Engineering) with 2 years of experience; or Masters; or PhD
  • US Citizenship
   Principal Engineer
  • Requires BS in a STEM field (ideally Engineering) with 5 years of experience; or Masters with 3 years of experience; or PhD
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in an SCRUM/AGILE environment
  • 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 designing hardware components for use in ATE/CTE
  • A fundamental understanding of general and specialized test equipment to include: Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, and Power equipment.
  Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.   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

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