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Sr Principal Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10063183

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Eglin AFB, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Test Engineer based out of Eglin, AFB. As a Sr. Principal Test Engineer at Northrop Grumman, you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to work on complex electronic warfare simulators alongside a multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for a passionate, driven, and goal-oriented individual who has experience with EW or RADAR systems, and diagnosing electronic hardware to support our Electronic Warfare Stimulator product lines in Eglin, FL, where we deploy critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.

What You’ll get to Do:

Be part of Northrop Grumman's dynamic Systems Integration team in Buffalo, NY.  Candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who demonstrates the ability to manipulate bench software to diagnose hardware issues, write scripts to automate tasks, and assist our customer in building threat emitter files.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Interact independently with customers and coordinate engineering efforts within the company to identify solutions to customer reported problems.
  • Provide Engineering support to resolve system level problems reported by the customer on delivered hardware.
  • Maintain operational status and configuration of NGC Electronic Warfare Stimulators.
  • Utilize knowledge, special test equipment (STE), and instrumented data to troubleshoot/repair hardware failures
  • Support customer missions, monitor and convey stimulator performance and assist with generating new emitters.
  • Generate weekly status reports documenting test events and anomalies warranting further investigation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Science degree and a minimum of 9 years related experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Working knowledge or experience using commercial test equipment such as Power Meters, Spectrum Analyzers or Oscilloscopes.
  • Demonstrate experience interfacing with customers, clients, or end users.
  • Ability to change physical locations based upon need.
  • Ability to frequently move and position objects weighing 50 lbs.
  • Ability to apply technologies, scientific principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Ability to undergo training as needed at the Northrop Grumman site in Buffalo, NY
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that has been granted or renewed within the last 5 years or is currently enrolled in continuous evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in STEM degree preferred
  • Strong software background which includes writing scripts, navigating Red-Hat Linux systems from the command line, editing config files and knowledge of XML
  • Ability to configure networks and resolve ethernet communication issues
  • Fluent in RF / Electrical test equipment, Spectrum Analyzer, Power Meter, Oscilloscope and Digital Multi-Meters. 
  • Experience with RF generation equipment, understanding of RF synthesis and mixing techniques.
  • Experience with RADAR principles and/or Electronic Warfare threat analysis
  • Experience leading teams and interfacing with customers

Salary Range: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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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What's great about
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.