Associate Engineer Electrical (Space/Rockets)

Requisition ID: 20028863

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Wallops Island
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. 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.


NASA’s Sounding Rocket Operations Contract (NSROC) is a sub-orbital space flight program located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), a part of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). NSROC provides suborbital launch vehicles, payload development and field operations support to NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The program enables the collection of Earth, Heliophysics and Astrophysics science.

The Associate Electrical Engineer, Telemetry, is responsible for the design, testing and field operations support related to sounding rocket telemetry systems. They research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, and systems; applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.
They are responsible for the production and presentation of technical material in support of internal and external customer meetings.
Specific duties include:
• Develop special purpose circuits to monitor vehicle or payload events, to establish compatible voltage or impedance levels, or to perform in-flight functions
• Design PCM encoder matrices and measurement lists.
• Develop of mission telemetry requirements.
• Utilize ground support equipment to test telemetry system components to include PCM encoders, RF transmitters and antennas.
• May serve as the lead electrical engineer for Sounding Rocket missions.
• Apply programming and computer application skills in the development of software in C, C++, C#, and Matlab.
• Contribute to the development of new engineering products or specialty products, and specifications.
• Participate in technical interchange discussions with customers and experimenters.
• Manage the activities required to meet the objectives of assigned design and development projects.

• Training will be required in:
o Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
o Cryogenic Safety
o Oxygen Deficiency
o Software Assurance
o Quality Management System
o Ordnance Awareness
Travel: ~2 months / year.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

Preferred Experience:
Experience and operational proficiency with electronic equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, signal generators, power supplies, multi-meters, etc. as well as components such as microcontrollers, PLD’s, DSP’s
 

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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.


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