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Engineer Hardware / Principal Engineer Hardware

Requisition ID: R10105064

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, 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, 25% of the Time
  • 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.

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 work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Northrop Grumman SMORS BPP team in Colorado Springs, Colorado is looking for a candidate to join our Hardware Engineering team. This position requires a self-motivated, innovative and pro-active individual, willing to take responsibility for project planning through completion. The Hardware Engineer coordinates detailed project plans across multiple groups, develops comprehensive project plans across multiple hardware and software groups, coordinates project team meetings, customer interaction, attends technical interchange meetings, coordinates design review presentations, and collects and coordinates project status data. Provide direction on activities in accordance with organizational goals, motivate team members and facilitate team meetings, identify, and analyze problems, plans, directs tasks and provide solutions. This position also requires the ability to manage and provide status on multiple projects concurrently.

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing proposed architecture changes, providing inputs to design, and completing a variety of engineering tasks simultaneously.

  • Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication, and assembly of electro-mechanical systems.

  • Development of technical solutions, creation of Basis of Estimates, review of transition plans, coordination of project buy-in across multiple groups, and updating of technical orders and engineering drawings.

  • Identify hardware components to replace obsolete parts, using system specifications to verify new items are Form Fit Function replacements.

  • Examines, measures, inspects, or tests defective parts for conformance. Evaluates findings to formulate corrective actions.

  • 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.

This position can be staffed at a level 2 or 3, based on the basic qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance is required.

  • Level 2: 2 Years with Bachelors in Science; 0 Years with Masters. 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Level 3: 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. 4 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience in Hardware Engineering including the ability to assess impacts of hardware changes to existing architecture and make recommendations for design changes.

  • Familiar with electronic test equipment to include digital voltmeter, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and network/spectrum analyzers.

  • Be able to read and use schematic diagrams for troubleshooting and problem-solving purposes.

  • Proficient with the following Microsoft Office Suite products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project

  • Understanding of configuration management and engineering processes to include an Engineering Review Process.

  • Ability to work as a member of a team in a dynamic environment.

  • This position requires the determination of detailed requirements for all logistics elements to include manpower, facilities, equipment and supplies (to include the procurement, storage, maintenance and utilization of material).

  • Ability to travel up to 25%. Occasional travel will be required for this position to perform site surveys, de-installation and installation of hardware and assisting with systems tests at customer sites (including OCONUS) and to Peterson Space Force Base.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on experience with DoD logistics processes

  • Agile methodologies experience

Salary Range: $70,100 USD - $105,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.