Principal Database Engineer

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Principal Database Engineer, located in Redondo Beach, CA to support development & testing of the program Command & Telemetry (C&T) Database. This includes supporting development of C&T data, telemetry format tables, telemetry displays, and development of database tools. The selected individual will also support testing of the database and associated products prior to incremental releases, and provide customer support to users of database products

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing relational databases
  • Coding and utilizing SQL to perform data manipulation and extraction of data to create reports
  • Developing interface control documents to control the C&T data formats and conventions
  • Reviewing C&T data in unit equipment specifications and subsystem specifications
  • Defining and integrating unit and subsystem data into the program C&T database
  • Supporting the development of telemetry format tables and display pages
  • Supporting the data management and configuration management of the program C&T database
  • Providing support to C&T user organizations such as Integration & Test, Spacecraft SIM, Ground Element, and System Operations


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 5 years of engineering experience or 3 years of engineer experience with a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active SSBI clearance
  • Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills, leadership skills, and organization skills
  • Spacecraft and/or payload electrical design integration, cable & harness design, and/or command & telemetry database development background with experience through the entire system lifecycle from concept, design, production, integration, test, launch, to operation support.
  • Understanding of electrical interface standards such as MIL-STD-1553, LVDS, RS-422, etc.
  • Experience working on electrical design and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Detailed knowledge of circuit simulation software such as PSPICE, and/or database management software such as Microsoft Access or ORACLE.
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics, Routed Systems Designer (RSD), and HarneSys, and/or CATIA V5 harness development tools

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