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Engineer Hardware/Principal Engineer Hardware

Requisition ID: R10097727

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Boulder, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Space Systems is seeking an Engineer Hardware/Principal Engineer Hardware to support our team in Boulder, CO.

Position Summary/Responsibilities:

Supports the design, development, and analysis of Ground Station requirements. Implements Hardware (HW), and Hardware support infrastructure systems associated with Ground Based Systems architecture and communications infrastructure.  Conducts technical analysis of product implementations, modifications, and enhancements to product in accordance with specific customer specifications and implementations. Troubleshoots technical problems and issues, determines technical solution in accordance with product and customer specifications. Provide engineering support to engineering teams for research, development, test and sustainment of military ground systems.  Specifically provide expertise in a variety of power production, electrical, HVAC, military transport and High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) systems that implement Hardness Critical Items (HCI). Evaluates and resolves engineering related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality, and material engineering. Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings; confers with quality, material, manufacturing and subcontractors to provide and obtain technical information; investigates reports of defective, damaged or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment or systems; and reviews production schedules and orders. Examines, measures, inspects and tests defective parts for conformance. Evaluates findings to formulate corrective actions. Applies electrical, electronic and mechanical principles to components and systems, including assembly, analysis, and documentation of results; construction of developmental assemblies, sub-assemblies and components; and quality testing. Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication, and assembly of electromechanical systems. Provides coordination and oversight of subcontractor activates both prior to site activities and direct activities while they perform required tasks at both Northrop Grumman and government sites. May conduct technical training and product briefing with customers, vendors, and company representatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability: General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques specific to the satellite ground system infrastructure to include electrical, HVAC and transport subsystems specific to military operational environments of extreme natural environments and manmade hostile environments associated with nuclear weapons. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks and small team leadership.

Problem Solving: Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned.  Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

Discretion/Latitude: Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy, and accuracy. Works with limited supervision. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Impact: Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.

Liaison: Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below.

This requisition may be filled as either an Engineer Hardware or a Principal Engineer Hardware.

Basic Qualifications for an Engineer Hardware:

- 2 Years with Bachelors, or 6 years similar experience in lieu of Bachelor’s degree; 0 Years with Masters

- Active Secret-level Security Clearance

- Experience with HW, test equipment, technical troubleshooting, and problem solving

- Experience with engineering drawings and technical manuals, and the use thereof for operating, maintenance and troubleshooting equipment

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer Hardware:

- 5 Years with Bachelors, or 9 years similar experience in lieu of Bachelor’s degree; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with a PhD

- Active Secret-level Security Clearance

- Experience with HW, test equipment, technical troubleshooting, and problem solving

- Experience with engineering drawings and technical manuals, and the use thereof for operating, maintenance and troubleshooting equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with functional analysis, detailed studies, interface definition to translate system requirements into subsystem specifications

- Familiarity with integration, installation, test, and documentation of new and/or modified capabilities into complex systems.

- Familiarity with hand tools and test equipment, and the use thereof

- Ability to travel between 10 and 25% of the year

- Ability to work independently with multi-disciplined teams within the program

Salary Range: $77,100 USD - $115,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $95,000 USD - $142,400 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

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.