Hardware Engineer 4

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Hardware Engineering Lead with experience in formal engineering life-cycle processes to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Colorado Springs, Colorado location to meet challenging issues confronting national security.

Qualified individuals must be flexible, self-motivated, hardworking and capable of working on a program, as it moves through the system lifecycle phases of development, testing and deployment, while also performing sustainment and modification associated tasks on the Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS). The ideal candidates should be able to lead a team of Hardware Engineers to work through increasingly complex problems, utilizing ingenuity, innovation, thoroughness, and practicality; and perform their work with minimal direction and oversight.

This position deals with non-commercial and commercial hardware and provides scalable solutions to critical missions and data types as required by contract requirements. Work will include definition of system requirements, engineering trades and analyses, and verification and validation activities as directed by customer change requests and ongoing preventive and corrective actions to systems ranging from analog to digital processing functionality. The preferred candidate will have experience with radar and varied computing systems, should be able to work and function in a dynamic environment where requirements can change according to the customer needs, and have experience leading a team of diverse and talented engineers to meet program goals.

The candidate must be a team player, well organized, able to work comfortably and effectively with company team members as well as program stakeholders and DoD contractor senior personnel. The candidate will be required to support and lead technical interchange meetings, and provide on-site technical and event support.

The Hardware Engineering Lead's primary responsibilities are to:

  • Perform problem solving. Plan and execute sustainment and modification changes to PARCS
  • Perform requirements development, including decomposition, allocation, and provide recommended verification/validation methods
  • Lead and restore critical radar functionality
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer, product or performance product requirements into systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints
  • Plan and execute depot level maintenance actions on assigned radar systems
  • Plan and execute preventative and corrective actions on assigned radars systems IAW with Air Force Technical Order and Depot Level procedures
  • Plan and execute preventative maintenance actions on assigned radars IAW with Air Force Technical Order and Depot Level procedures
  • Perform functional analysis, detailed studies, interface definition to translate system requirements into subsystem specifications.
  • Develop associated Technical Data Package artifacts, such as and not limited to: drawing, technical orders/manuals, specification and design/development product
  • Utilizing a variety of tools to support engineering activities, routine maintenance corrective actions, hardware-related emergency/urgent maintenance and respond to anomalies
  • Validate serviceability of hardware and software at contractor and government facilities.
  • Develop procedures, maintain failure data, drawings, and equipment historical records to military standards
  • Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot/repair hardware equipment form the system to component level
  • Possess knowledge and capability to use various pieces of test equipment, such as and not limited to: Spectrum/Signal analyzers, Network analyzers, Logic analyzers, power meters, signal generators, multimeters, oscilloscopes and fiber optic measurement devices
  • Provide maintenance to ensure reliable, redundant paths of transmission, receiver, signal and data processing equipment is available for continued processing of the operational mission
  • Provide real-time 24/7 hardware maintenance support for operational and supplementary computer and communication equipment at operational sites
  • Lead, support integration, installation, test and documentation of new and/or modified capabilities into the system
  • Provide training to operations and maintenance personnel for new installations, special test events and anomaly recoveries
  • Provide leadership and mentoring in addition satisfying individual performer actions
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with at least9 years related experience in ground service, field service, computer, radar, hardware or RF engineering; 5 years with a Masters
At least 3 years of technical or IPT leadership
U.S. Citizenship required
Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Greater than 8 years of technical or IPT leadership
Extensive experience with Radar and Data Processing Systems
Experience with requirements tracking systems
Model Based engineering experience
Excellent communications skills
Experience in the use of Microsoft Office tools
Experience with determining required hardware based on performance and other requirements
Experience with export licenses prior to exporting hardware
Experience recording configuration changes in Technical Data Package artifacts

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.${descr2}${descr3}

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