Principal Engineer Electronics

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is currently seeking a Weapons Integration Engineer 3 to join the team. This position will be based in Palmdale, Ca. The Weapons Integration Engineer is expected to be a highly-motivated self-starter that has an interest in the functional design-integration of weapon systems.


Primary Functions:
Perform a variety of duties in the weapons integration area, including, research, data gathering, and data analysis and troubleshooting. Works from engineering specifications such as software requirements packages, Interface Control Documents, Performance Based Specifications, Architecture drawings, and other Engineering Instructions or technical data. Works with a variety of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to complete tasks related to design, testing, and sustainment of aircraft weapon systems. Independently determines and develops approaches to solutions. Work is reviewed uponcompletion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Is self-motivated, works well with teams in collaborative environments. The Weapons Integration Engineer is expected to be a highly-motivated self-starter that has an interest in the functional design-integration of weapon systems and flight testing of fighter aircraft. Functional design-integration requires in-depth technical knowledge of Stores Management System (SMS)/ Suspension and Release Equipment (S&RE)-related hardware and software, as well as knowledge of governing standards to include MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, etc., for the ability to carry and employ weapons. Specific tasks performed in this role may include: assisting in test data analysis/troubleshooting and report generation as well as performing weapon-system checkouts and updating procedures; assist in follow-on development system-integration activities such as participating in software requirements development, test plan development, and prepare for flight-test execution/control room monitoring.

Basic Qualifications:
STEM degree with at least 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.
Functional design-integration requires in-depth technical knowledge of Stores Management System (SMS)/ Suspension and Release Equipment (S&RE)-related hardware and software, as well as knowledge of governing standards to include MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, Universal Armament Interface (UAI), etc., for the ability to carry and employ weapons. It also requires broad knowledge of overall aircraft subsystems and how they are used by the pilots and maintainers.
Must have an active in-scope Top Secret clearance upon hire and the ability to obtain Special Program Access.

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