Sr. Principal Communications Hardware Engineer
Requisition ID: R10130345
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Top Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics System's West Avionics organization has an opening for a Sr Principal Communications Hardware Engineer. The position is located in Palmdale, California.
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a successful candidate to fill a Hardware Engineering role within the Communications and Payloads organization. You will be responsible for working within an integrated product team (IPT) structure to perform engineering capture, build, integration, test and maintenance of communications hardware in laboratory and field settings. This includes the specification and usage of specialized test and support equipment.
Your responsibilities will include (but not limited to) the following:
Design of rack-based communication, test, support equipment, and cabling to meet system requirements, to include:
Perform electrical and mechanical (signal, power & thermal) analysis at the rack level
Generation of engineering drawings in accordance with ASME and IEEE standards, including rack assembly drawings, interconnect wiring diagrams and custom cable assemblies
Specification of rack cabling (RF, optical, 1553, power) and cooling systems
Production and fielding of hardware, to include:
Installation of communication, test and support equipment in lab and field environments
Providing lab and site integration, test, and maintenance support
Participate in troubleshooting systems to resolve complex issues, interact and coordinate with responsible communications engineers responsible for sustaining communication sub-systems
Management of production environment and engineering teams:
Contribute to improvement of processes and designs for current and future efforts
Support Project Engineer functions to include management of budget, cost, and schedule
Provide customer support and coordination
Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline (STEM) from an accredited university with 9 years of experience or Master’s Degree in STEM with 7 years of experience or a PhD with 4 years of experience
Active DoD Top Secret clearance with investigation date within the last 5 years and ability to obtain and maintain access to Special Programs (SAP)
Ability to travel up to 25%
Must be physically able to move up to 50 lbs
Must have color vision to identify cables and wires
Must have working knowledge of governing and industry standards to include MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-100G, and ASME Y14.100
Must have experience with drawing and release tools – (CATIA V5, Visio, Teamcenter Enterprise)
Must have experience with Earned Value Management to include management of tasking through and Integrated Master Schedule
Must have high attention to detail and emphasis on first time quality
Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with an aptitude to learn new material quickly
Must be a self-directed technical performer with demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary technical trades, and ability to develop and execute to a strategy
Working knowledge of various communication protocols including Ethernet, 1553 bus systems and FibreChannel
Working knowledge of communication engineering theory and RF systems
Experience with production of complex systems
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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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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.