Sr. Principal Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10015567

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Stafford - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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: 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 has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. Position is contingent upon contract award. The person hired for this role will be based at our Stafford, VA location.

What You'll Get to Do:

• Support verification of complex RF systems from a wide variety of antenna systems located throughout the world

• Build and test complex test cases that support calibration services

• Characterize system performance by documenting problems in a Configuration Management database

• Monitor the status of critical global systems and report system status to senior contracting and government leadership

• Support the development of system integration plans, procedures and scenarios used for new software/hardware integration testing

• Analyze RF waveforms in the frequency and time domain

• Support asset schedule and de-conflict complex tasks across multiple systems world-wide

• Provide system performance validation and 2nd tier quality assurance on multiple systems world-wide

• Train less experienced personnel on multiple communications systems

Basic Qualifications:

- Skills required are in line with military equivalent training in ratings such as Air Force IN2A (IN5 equivalent), Navy CTT and Army 35N (98 series equivalents)

- Bachelor's + 9 years of exp; Master's + 7 years of exp; PhD + 4 years of exp' or 13 years of exp in lieu of degree.

- Able to work in a team environment where collaboration and attention to detail is critical to mission success

- Must possess organized, logical thought process skills, exhibit a strong work ethic, and the ability to acquire and retain the requisite training for operational support

- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and government leadership

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and technical writing skills.

- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret /SCI Clearance and a successful completion of a polygraph.

- Must be able to work shift - Must be able to work rotating weekend shift

- Favorable SEC NAV 5512

Preferred Qualifications:

- Active TS-SCI with CI Poly

- Academic or work-related experience with the following:

o RF verification in frequency domain, time domain and demodulation techniques;

o Applying engineering disciplines to real world activities and systems; and full life-cycle hardware/software development projects

Salary Range: 114048 - 171072

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 ( 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 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?

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.