Principal Electrical Engineer: Hardware Test - Tactical Space

    • Dulles, VA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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 Space designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

As a Test Engineer, you will lead and work closely with the Design Engineer during testing and debugging of the flight and non-flight CCA and/or BOX under test which requires experience in defining test parameters, interpreting test results, analyzing test trends, and providing leadership in the area of testing.

Job Responsibilities:
Debug, test, and certification of Component Test Equipment (CTE) and Automated Test Equipment (ATE.) Use of LabVIEW and Test Stand to test analog and power electronics with ingenuity and creativity and without appreciable direction
Participate in design reviews of CTE/ATE, with the emphasis of testability
Work closely with the Design Engineer to ensure the CTE will validate the CCA and/or BOX under test. Includes the generation of analog/power CCA and BOX acceptance test procedures (ATPs) at the functional, environmental, and spacecraft levels
LabVIEW, Test Stand CVI
Support Failure Review Boards (FRB) in determining corrective actions and failure diagnosis
Coordinate support plans for test activities
Attend and participate in the daily manufacturing meetings

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Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field
At least 5 years of Test Engineering experience (3 years of experience with Master's degree, or a PhD)

Preferred Qualifications:
Extensive knowledge and practical experience in several of the following areas a plus:
Power regulation, distribution and switching
Analog signal conditioning and processing
Interface with CTE/ATE using LabVIEW , Test Stand and scripting software
Familiar with high speed serial interface protocol (TCPIP, SPACEWIRE, LVDS, RS422/485, 1553)
Grounding and signal preservation techniques
Microsoft Office Suite
Continuous improvement in areas of test fidelity and test yield
Able to execute non-standard scenarios within Automated Test Software and test applications
Ability to read and understand schematics for electronic equipment and electrical circuitry
Strong analytical and diagnostic skills
Operate electronic lab equipment for debug and troubleshooting
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
Self-motivated and able to effectively work in small teams

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.

A leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber security, and complex logistics to government and commercial clients.

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