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Instrumentation Mission Control Room Engineer 2 or 3

Requisition ID: R10046175

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, 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, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.

This requisition may be filled at the higher grade based on requirements listed below.

As an Instrumentation Hardware Engineer you’ll be part of the design, development, integration, configuration and test of a real-time, hardware in the loop, and data acquisition systems (DAS). Tasking will include research, design, development, and testing of DAS processing hardware, computer systems, sensors, and electrical components. Designs new or modifies existing products, develops technical specifications for production, analyzes hardware configuration and processing solutions, and tests hardware conformance to specifications and real time Mission Control Room (MCR) configuration files using Interactive Analysis and Display System (IADS) software suite.
This position will require occasional shift work, overtime and travel.

Basic Qualifications:

  • For Level 2 :Bachelor’s degree within a science, technical, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline with 2 years of engineering experience, Masters with 0 years of experience.  
  • For Leve 3: Bachelor’s degree within a science, technical, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years of engineering experience, Masters with 3 years of experience.
  • Basic understanding of troubleshooting to identify and assist in determine the root cause.
  • Assist with creating, editing and executing procedures.
  • Assist in data acquisition and data collection.
  • Experience with Microsoft Window family and AutoCAD.
  • Experience working with strain gages, accelerometers, pressure transducers and other commonly used instrumentation sensors.
  • DoD Secret clearance in scope within the last 5 years, and capable of obtaining and maintaining special program access and Top-Secret clearances.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using test equipment such as oscilloscope, multimeter, and waveform generators.
  • Basic knowledge of data bus architecture 
  • Active Special Program Access

Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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.