Principal/Sr. Principal Test Engineer **CURRENT/ACTIVE CLEARANCE REQUIRED**

Requisition ID: 21009167

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.   Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Test Engineer  w/ a current/active clearance to join our team in Northridge, CA.   The selected individual will perform test and troubleshooting at the system level and lower level assemblies in order to understand the root cause of failures as well as coming up with a solution. This role will include working with operations in order to coordinate testing efforts and work on processes in order to optimize performance and production of the system.

Job Responsibilities:
-Develop technical solutions to complex test issues and troubleshooting
-Use different applications in order to help perform analysis
-Perform tests by following ATPs or technical memos.
- 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
-Improve processes where holes are found   This position can be filled as Principal (T03) or a Sr. Principal (T04).  The basic qualifications for each level are listed below.   Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.   This position is contingent upon available funding/program award.   

Basic Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications for a Principal (T03) are: 1.  Bachelor's degree in a technical or STEM program from an accredited institution. 2.  Five (5) or more years of experience in test engineering or closely related field. 3.  Must have a current/active Secret clearance that has been issued or adjudicated within the past five (5) years. 4. Experience working independently with minimal direction and acting as a team lead for larger test efforts. 5. Experience communicating effectively and clearly to present technical approaches and findings.   Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal (T04) are:
1. Bachelor's degree in a technical or STEM program from an accredited institution.
2. Nine (9) or more years of experience in test engineering or closely related field.
3. Must have a current/active Secret clearance that has been issued or adjudicated within the past five (5) years. 4. Must be proficient in the use of Logic Analyzers, Software Based Debugging tools, In-Circuit Emulators, RF Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, and Signal Generators. 5. Experience working independently with minimal direction and acting as a team lead for larger test efforts. 6. Experience communicating effectively and clearly to present technical approaches and findings.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience with using different test equipment, i.e. oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, DMM, signal generator
2. Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment
3. Experience using Microsoft Office
4. Experience in EMI testing


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

  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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