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Electrical Test Engineer

Requisition ID: R10113002

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 75% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.


Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for an Electrical Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California. This role requires a solid foundation and understanding of testing in the IT&L environment.


Candidates must be able to travel for more than 70% or relocate (Merritt Island Florida)


Essential Functions:

Electrical Test Engineering will support Integration and Test flow at the Airbus OneWeb Satellite facility in Merritt Island Florida. Responsibilities including Test Set Requirements development and design reviews, TIS Development in interfacing with our software team, Test Script Development, Test Procedure & Interconnect Drawing development, Integration, Checkout, Integrated System Test, Environmental Tests, and final delivery. Other responsibilities include coming up to speed on both the deliverable hardware and Test Set architecture. Some shift work and travel may be required.


Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • The working schedule is typically 9/80, but the schedule will require shift work, weekend work, extended work week, holiday/shutdown, and domestic travel to support program objectives.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline plus 2 years of engineering experience OR a Masters of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline plus 0 years of engineering experience

  • Must have knowledge of Radio-Frequency (RF), digital Instrumentation and Command and Data Handling

  • Familiarity with Electrical System Level Testing, Integration or Test

  • Ability to travel for more than 70% or relocate (Merritt Island Florida)

  • Candidate must have an active DoD Secret Security Clearance.


Preferred qualifications:

  • (I&T) Integration & Test experience

  • Ability to operate in a large Integration and Test environment

  • Ability to function as a member of a team

  • Experience troubleshooting anomalous hardware and software

  • Experience in test script development

  • Basic Programming Skills in one or more of these areas: Python, C, Matlab, Excel

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Presentation of test results to program and customer

  • Act in a team lead role of other TE’s and test operations personnel

Salary Range: $77,100 USD - $115,700 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

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?

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.