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Principal Engineer Electronic Test

Requisition ID: R10013464

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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 Space Systems has an opening for a Principal Electronics Test Engineer to support the Ground Product Engineering & Advance Programs Department, based in Manhattan Beach, CA.  This position is for the COAST Program HW&L Depot group.

The ideal candidate is a passionate test engineer interested in operation and maintenance of Digital and RF hardware focused on ground based applications.

The responsibilities include maintenance of satellite system ground based Digital & RF hardware and computer based systems, site anomaly support, procurement, logistics, material tracking and disposition.

The ideal candidate has strong experience with hands on hardware integration and test and is comfortable with fault isolation and repair, being hands on in the lab environment with hardware such as commercial test equipment, custom electronics (simple to very complex), PCBs, Units, Test Sets, subsystems, and systems. This person will be working on COAST Program which is an Operational and Maintenance program that supports domestic and international ground facilities. This position has opportunity to travel both domestically and internationally after obtaining security clearance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of engineering experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or another STEM degree from an accredited institution; or 3 years of experience with a STEM Master’s degree; or a STEM PhD. degree
  • 2+ years of electronic engineering test experience in an engineering environment
  • Candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution
  • 2 years of Electronic Engineering test experience in an Aerospace Environment
  • Electronic Design experience in and engineering environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fast learner and have a strong interest in hardware integration and test
  • Active DOD TS or SCI clearance

Salary Range: 92000 - 138000

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.