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Principal Engineer Test

Requisition ID: R10109367

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Elkridge, MD, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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's Life Cycle Sustainment Operations group is seeking a Testing & Repair Engineer to support the repair and testing operations of airborne radars and test sets.  The engineer will apply Radio Frequency (RF) engineering principals to support analysis and process support for legacy and emerging technologies. Familiarization with a wide variety of systems including radars would be a positive.

The position consists of engineering support in the form(s) of:

  • Troubleshooting and performance evaluation of older test set.This includes test set modification with documentation
  • Design and integration of new test sets
  • Unit under test evaluations
  • Documenting test procedures
  • Interface with program offices
  • Generate technical reports; track and report on performance
  • Estimate work efforts (hours and schedule) and other ongoing tasks in support of an operational system.

Mature verbal and written skills are required, and work efforts are in a variety of areas including office spaces and testing areas. The position is hands on working with the commodities and test sets, includes interface with vendors, in house prime mission equipment engineering, test design mechanical/electrical engineering as well as Purchasing, Operations and Manufacturing functional groups.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering or closely related technical degree with 3 years related experience or a Master's with 0.5years related experience or
  • 20 or more years of experience in a technical field in lieu of degree with at least 10 years in the test and repair field
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to obtain a US Secret Level security clearance is required (US Citizenship is a prerequisite. An interim Secret level security clearance will be required soon after start).

Requires a strong technical background (electrical and software); with experience testing RF circuitry and troubleshooting to the component level by following schematics.

Team oriented individual with strong communication skills and the ability to effectively interface with various internal and external customers and functional groups including: vendors, engineering, purchasing, operations and manufacturing.

Salary Range: $90,600 USD - $136,000 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.