Principal Engineer Systems Test (TS, SCI, SSBI)
- Redondo Beach, CA
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 Strategic Space Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented Principal Engineer Systems Test in Redondo Beach, CA with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following: The Principal Test Engineer will participate in all phases of the integration and test of both spacecraft and payload systems. Specific assignments will include requirements definition, development and execution of RF and digital test procedures, subsystem and test set troubleshooting, development of data analysis tools, test data review and analysis, participation in formal system testing, and anomaly resolution. Additional responsibilities include updating/generating Test Plans, evaluating requirements, generating electronic procedures, generating updating Automated Test Scripts, becoming familiar with test applications and test requirements, performing the calibration/validation for test racks, performing test equipment movement and setup, performing functional testing and documenting/ troubleshooting test anomalies. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) related field plus five years of related engineering experience; Master of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) related field plus three years of related engineering experience. Knowledge of common Radio-Frequency (RF), Digital Instrumentation or Command & Data Handling Systems Candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years. Preferred Qualifications: Active SCI Clearance Integration and Test experience Environmental test experience Experience in test set calibration/validation Experience in test script development Experience troubleshooting anomalous hardware and software Experience with RF/DC cables Ability to operate RF and digital equipment both manually and remotely via software Basic Programming Skills in one or more of these areas: Python, C, Matlab, Excel Ability to operate in a large Integration and Test environment Excellent communication skills Excellent technical writing skills Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for: Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 401k Educational Assistance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions Paid Time Off Health & Wellness Resources Employee Discounts Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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