2020 - Associate Engineer Electrical
- Dulles, VA
The Associate Electrical Engineer is expected to apply basic electrical engineering design and/or analytical theory, principles, techniques, and practices to:
- Perform basic engineering design, development, analysis, experimentation, test and/or product assurance tasks of limited complexity for assigned portions of a project. Ensures tasks meet cost, quality, schedule, and performance requirements.
- Analyze and interpret design specifications, drawings, documentation, models, and/or test results to ensure technical designs comply with applicable engineering standards, military specifications, and product requirements.
- Rapidly troubleshoot and isolate system level problems discovered during test activities or production and determine root-cause including design defects and production/supplier issues, and recommend near-term workaround.
- Perform verification testing and/or data collection to support the implementation of corrective actions including technical analysis, calculations, and evaluation of results using specialized equipment and/or computer programs.
- Develop and write technical documentation, make revisions to existing documentation, and provide input to technical papers or presentations.
Performance standards that an incumbent must have to be successful in this position include:
- Leadership and teamwork capabilities
- Interpersonal communication skills - this position requires the ability to regularly collaborate with personnel from design engineering, production, field service, management, and the customer.
- Extracurricular activities (campus organizations, clubs, student organizations, community service)
- Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
- Be able to manage multiple tasks.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills - this position requires ability to create clear technical documentation of analyses, methods, results, conclusions, and recommendations.
Prospect Qualifications: A prospect, regardless of age and hiring source must meet all of the below criteria:
- Enrolled in or having received an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college/university majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or related degree (ex: Electrical Engineering, Optics, Physics, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Design, Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering )
- Upper level course work in one or more of the following areas: circuit design, VHDL coding, digital signal processing, power electronics, control theory, radio frequency electronics or optical design.
- Possess an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
- Experience with any of the following tools: Mentor Graphics DxDesigner, System Vision, MATLAB, and Mathcad.
- A broad understanding of hardware, firmware, software, components, and subsystems.
- A desire to understand how parts of an electronic subsystem interact.
- Be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.25
- Prior internship or research experience in related field
- Proficiency in Microsoft office suite
- Previous/current membership or leadership roles in professional groups, clubs, or extracurricular activities is desired.
- Experience in detailed hardware design.
- Experience in integration and test of CCAs and firmware, and into higher-level assemblies.
- Familiarity and knowledge of system engineering and analysis
- Good Analysis and problem solving abilities
- A current Top-Secret security clearance.
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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