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Field Engineer Electrical Level 4 – Space Systems

Requisition ID: R10049033

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

The Ground Systems Development Department (part of Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector) in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a Senior Principal Ground System Installation Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will have the opportunity to travel both domestically and internationally to support installation and upgrade support.

They will be responsible for testing, and delivering satellite ground station hardware to customers both domestically and internationally. The successful candidate will have a track record of successfully performing RF and digital hardware installation, testing, and troubleshooting. 

The candidate will have an ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across engineering disciplines to accomplish the team goals. This candidate will also be capable of coordinating with internal and external customers and preparing/presenting the results of their work. Applicant will interface with multiple disciplines including customers, program management, hardware design, system engineering, procurement, suppliers, and manufacturing.

The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with:

  • Performing support for several different technical skillsets (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, etc.)

  • Integration, and test of:

    • Digital and Analog/RF circuits

    • Electronic drawers/units

    • Small to large electronic subsystems

 Some responsibilities include both performing and leading the following:

  • Support test planning, test execution, sell-off, and post-delivery support for multiple off-site locations

  • Solving challenging critical digital and RF subsystem issues to meet requirements across all delivery variants

  • Performing Acceptance Testing for Mission Assurance, Customers, and Technical Representatives

  • Providing content for subsystem internal design reviews, test readiness reviews, and End Item Data Package review and sell-off to internal and external customers

Basic Qualifications:

  • STEM Bachelor's Degree with 9+ years of hardware engineering experience; OR a STEM Master's Degree with 7+ years of hardware engineering experience; OR a STEM PhD. Degree with 4+ years of hardware engineering experience

  • Demonstrated hardware testing experience at either the board, unit, or subsystem level

  • Experience in an electronic test environment that verifies specification requirements

  • Previous experience as an electrical engineering hardware designer

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

Dept of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

OR Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or STEM Degree

  • Experience presenting to technical leadership

  • Experience designing, developing, and delivery of ground system hardware

  • Experience in analog, RF, or digital test set development and testing

  • Experience with ground antenna subsystems

  • Experience with hardware installs at a customer site

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Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.