Ground Terminal Integration Engineer 3/4 (Active DoD TS/SCI required**)
Requisition ID: R10132899
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: SCI
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: Days (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 2
The Payload and Ground Systems, a division within Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation, redefining engineering capabilities, and driving advances in various sciences through cutting edge technology. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and 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.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Ground Terminal Integration Engineer to join our team supporting our Tactical Edge program. This position would be based in the Aurora, Colorado area.
The Ground Hardware Engineer provides installation, integration, maintenance, and repair for the ground terminal architecture at a customer site as a part of a highly skilled and specialized team, ensuring the availability of critical mission systems. You will leverage your background experience and skills to provide time-critical observation, assessment, repair, and monitoring of complex communications systems and data links providing sustained operation. Furthermore, you will articulate your recommendations to the customer to inform decisions on mission-critical infrastructure and equipment.
Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Participate in installation and integration of antennas from 1.2 to 19 m
Participate/lead integration of antenna systems including various types of electrical equipment and devices related to all aspects of satellite communications including: antennas, servo systems, transmitters, receivers, mixers, switches, modems, upconverters/downconverters, amplifiers, network analyzers, noise figure analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscope, power meters, signal generators, fiber optic transmitters/receivers, waveguides, coaxial cable, and associated wiring and peripherals
Oversee the operation, maintenance, and repair of communications systems and components for ground-to-space communication links
Craft and execute preventative maintenance plans for large antenna platforms and associated equipment
Apply technical knowledge of electronics principles to determine equipment malfunctions and apply skills to restore mission-critical operations at the system, sub-system, line replaceable unit, and board level
Apply Comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturer manuals or similar documents
Support development teams generating the next stages of mission execution infrastructure and systems culminating in integration, operation, and maintenance of these systems
Utilize sound technical writing to document equipment failures, prepare status reports, and assist in developing concepts of operations (CONOPs) and improvements to the operations of communication systems
Provide technical guidance to programmatic processes for future enhancements and system upgrades
Attend meetings with government employees and other contractor teams
Demonstrate proficiency and initiative in daily activities and carry a professional attitude towards customers and colleagues at all times
Position may require planned and emergency travel throughout the year to various locations
This position requires being onsite and does not support remote or hybrid work.
This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4, depending on the candidate’s experience as laid out in the basic qualifications detailed below as well as the interview assessment.
5 Years of relevant experience with a completed Bachelor's degree; 3 Years of relevant experience with a completed master's degree; 0 Years of relevant experience with a completed PhD; An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree (High School diploma or equivalent is required with additional experience)
9 Years of relevant experience with a completed Bachelor's degree; 7 Years of relevant experience with a completed master's degree; 4 Years of relevant experience with a completed PhD; An additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree (High School diploma or equivalent is required with additional experience)
Must have an Active/Current/Final TS/SCI DoD security clearance [top secret with SCI access]
Experience is setting up and integration of Ground Terminals
Experience with RF test tools
Be able to read and understand technical drawings
Experience troubleshooting Ground terminal equipment
Understanding of Linux commands
Understanding of Link budgets
Experience developing test plans and procedures.
To better support our employee’s work/life balance, most NG worksites support a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off. This schedule or other work-hour flexibility options can be determined upon hire.
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. #definingpossible
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.
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.