Hardware Ground System Engineer 3 (Alice Springs, AU)

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 is currently seeking a hardware Ground System Engineer (GSE) to join the hardware team in Alice Springs, Australia. Primary responsibilities are:
* P erforms a variety of assignments involving satellite ground systems equipmentproblems on a regular basis
* Develops procedures, maintains failure data, drawings, and equipment historical records to military standards
* Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot/repair computerhardwarecomponents
* Knowledgeable in satellite dish preventive and corrective maintenance (gears, transmissions, lube and oil changes) with demonstrated ability with test equipment to include: spectrum analysers, network analysers, RF power meters, signal generators, multimeters and oscilloscopes
* Knowledge in common transition and reception devices to include: High Power Amplifiers, satellite receivers, modulation and demodulation equipment
* A working knowledge of different types of cabling such as coax, fiber optic and triax
* Basic level of knowledge in UNIX/LINIX and networking equipment (Cisco, Juniper) to include routers, routing protocols, switches and hubs
* Knowledge of servers and workstations (Sun, IBM, SGI)
* Basic level of knowledge in active directory and/or LDAP
* A working knowledge of different types of cabling such as Cat5 and fiber optic
* Knowledgeable in test equipment such as Firebird test sets, Fluke cable tester, optical power meter, Cat5 cable tester and Multimeters
* A working knowledge of different types of cabling such as Cat5, fiber optic, EIA 530 and triax
* Basic knowledge in keying crypto devices and administration
* Knowledgeable in Promina IOplex, Juniper and CTP would be beneficial

The selected candidate will also:
* Provide hardware maintenance to ensure reliable, redundant paths of data collection and communications to allow for continued processing of the operational mission
* Provide real-time 24/7 support for operational and supplementary computer and communication equipment at operational sites
* Support scheduled and unscheduled preventive/corrective actions and emergency maintenance on system devices and infrastructures
* Provide insight to inter-site telecommunications, networks, Ground Communication Network Modernization (GCNM), and other supporting systems
* Periodically assist the operational crews in the recommendation and configuration of hardware to allow for improved or alternate modes of hardware utilization and accomplish or support communications system, RGS, and GCNM troubleshooting and repair in support of the operational mission
* Work closely with logistics personnel for equipment repairs, Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) maintenance, and maintenance data collection

A two year commitment is required

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM field Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) or the equivalent directly related education and experience
  • 5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas; ground service, field service, SATCOM, hardware or RF engineering experience
  • Must possess a DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance with a current SSBI and counter intelligence polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in Promina IOplex, Juniper and CTP would be beneficial

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