Engineer Systems 2/3

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware-enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation safe from Undersea to Space and Cyberspace

NGMS is seeking junior Systems Integration & Test (SI&T) engineers to support test and verification activities programs within the Ground Based Radars and Airborne ISR&T divisions in Baltimore, Maryland.

Qualified SI&T engineers will perform hands-on integration and testing of sophisticated RF sensor systems, including both hardware and software components in development and production environments; Synthesizes internal and external customer needs and requirements into system tests that acknowledge technical and schedule constraints; Participates in the development and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures, and schedules for verifying system requirements; participates in I&T readiness reviews, design reviews and conducts audits of I&T program facilities; Coordinates integrated testing activities that may include environmental, reliability and the occasional flight test; Reviews and evaluates test requirements to ensure completeness of test program; Performs analysis of test results and prepares comprehensive reports; Uses modeling and simulation tools to expedite testing of individual units before all system components are available and for troubleshooting and repair of failed units.

Qualified candidates must have an understanding of:

  • testing/troubleshooting RF systems
  • programming skills (LINUX/UNIX Operating Systems) notably with C#/C and Python
  • technical ability in a lab based integration and test environment
  • a working knowledge of RF based test equipment (Signal Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, etc.)
  • VxWorks

Positions requires the flexibility to support assignments on multiple shifts, including 2nd shift, reliability 24/7 testing, weekend and on-call support.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below:

Basic Qualifications for a level 2

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with 2 or more years of related experience; 0 years with a Masters degree
  • Experience troubleshooting/ testing RF systems
  • Programming skills in LINUX/ UNIX with shell scripting experience in C#/ C and/or python
  • Technical ability in a lab based integration and test environment
  • A working knowledge of RF based test equipment (signal generators, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.)
  • Active DoD secret clearance or higher

Basic Qualifications for a level 3

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with 5 or more years of related experience; 3 years with a Masters degree; 0 with a PhD
  • Experience troubleshooting/ testing RF systems
  • Programming skills in LINUX/ UNIX with shell scripting experience in C#/ C and/or python
  • Technical ability in a lab based integration and test environment
  • A working knowledge of RF based test equipment (signal generators, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.)
  • Active DoD secret clearance or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with VxWorks

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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