Principal Engineer Electrical

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 Innovation Systems 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.

Job Summary

Under moderate supervision, the Principal Engineer position is responsible for the design of software for component test equipment (CTE), automated test equipment (ATE), and Hardware In The Loop (HITL) systems. Support of the test and debug for flight and non-flight spacecraft electronic circuit card assemblies (CCA) and boxes. Will on occasion be responsible for ensuring that the technical requirements, cost, and schedule for the CTE/ATE system development is achieved. As part of a design team, be responsible for the end-to-end design, debug, test and certification of CTE/ATE system. Will work closely with the spacecraft avionics Design Engineer to ensure the CTE/ATE system will validate the circuit cards and/or electronics box under all test environments. Has responsibility for the documentation development and release of the CTE/ATE system.

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Education and Experience

  • Requires BS in Engineering with 5 years of experience or Masters in Engineering with 3 years
  • Strong programming skills using LabView C/C++
  • Experience developing test application SW to interface with Test Equipment along with instrument driver suites
  • Experience in the test and debug of hardware and software systems
  • Experience designing hardware components for use in ATE/CTE
  • A fundamental understanding of general and specialized test equipment to include: Data Bus Analyzers, Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, and Power equipment.

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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