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Principal / Sr. Principal Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10037375

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.  From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality.  Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration.  Our combined efforts means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world.  With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future. 

Northrop Grumman is seeking an individual who will work on the CMBRE system in a cross functional team in order to support production and repair needs. They will be performing test and troubleshooting in order to find cause of failures and disposition a path forward to get the system to a working state. Troubleshooting will involve system level as well as lower level assemblies in order to understand the root cause of the failures. This role will also involve working with other engineers in order to put forth any changes and improvements towards performance and processes.

 

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Test and Evaluation Engineering department, Advanced Weapons division in Northridge, CA.

Job Responsibilities:
-Creating, validating, and verifying test plan, procedures and test reports

-Use of Logic Analyzers, Software Based Debugging tools, In-Circuit Emulators, RF Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, and Signal Generators to perform tests and evaluations of the system

-Use different applications in order to help perform analysis

-Perform tests by following ATPs or technical memos to gather data

- Work with internal and external customers to define and document instrumentation, data requirements, and test planning including acquisition, processing, and analysis to satisfy test objectives

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Test Engineer (Level 3)
- High school diploma and a minimum of nine (9) years of related experience. Will consider a Bachelor's Degree AND a minimum of five (5) years of related experience

-Experience using Microsoft Office

-Experience with using different test equipment, i.e. oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, DMM, signal generator, power supplies

-Able to obtain a Secret clearance within a timeframe set forth by management

-Able to communicate effectively and clearly to present technical approaches and findings

-Able to work independently with minimal direction and act as team lead for larger test efforts

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Test Engineer (Level 4)
-High school diploma and a minimum of thirteen (13) years of related experience. Will consider a Bachelor's Degree AND a minimum of nine (9) years of related experience

-Experience using Microsoft Office

-Experience with using different test equipment, i.e. oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, DMM, signal generator, power supplies

-Able to obtain a Secret clearance within a timeframe set forth by management

-Able to communicate effectively and clearly to present technical approaches and findings

-Able to work independently with minimal direction and act as team lead for larger test efforts

Preferred Qualifications:

-Ability to design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment

-Experience in system integration, qualification test and requirements tracking

-Digital and analog circuit troubleshooting

-Previous work on DoD military development and production programs

-Knowledge with equipment to program programmable devices, i.e. PLDs, flash memory

-Ability to read C language

-Experience with some of the MIL-STD-810 environmental test methods

-Knowledge of Ethernet networks, switches, and network attached storage

-Generating test software in C, or Labview experience

-Knowledge in environmental stress screening procedures

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Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.