Principal Hardware / Software Design & Integration Engineer

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems on land, at sea, in air and in space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe.

Join a design community that offers unique engineering challenges, combining the talents of multiple disciplines including Hardware, Software, Firmware, Mechanical, Systems Engineering, and Program Management. This position requires a blend of Hardware and Software skills, experience with DC, Analog, Digital or RF test & measurement equipment, and a hands-on approach to troubleshooting complex electronic systems.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities include:
- Understanding design to cost, scope, and schedule
- Requirements definition
- Design of flexible Hardware & Software test solutions together with a team of experts
- Manufacturing support during the hardware build process
- Integration of Hardware& Software into a functioning system
- Certification with the Quality organization
- System deployment and factory support
- Software maintenance and / or Hardware refresh initiatives


Basic Qualifications: B.S. in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience or M.S. in Engineering with a minimum of 3 years experience
- The ability to read and interpret specifications, schematics and block diagrams
- Mix of hardware and software skills
- Experience in text based programming (e.g. C / C++)
- Background and working knowledge in RF theory and concepts
- Effective verbal and written communication
- Experience with test& measurement equipment
- Minimum active interim Secret Clearance required prior to start

Preferred Qualifications:
- Advanced degree in Engineering or related STEM discipline
- Test design and integration background
- Experience with LabWindows CVI, C / C++ programming
- Experience with schematic design tools (e.g. Mentor Graphics, Zuken, etc.)
- Proficiency with digital, analog & RF test equipment
- Hands-on troubleshooting of electrical hardware
- Active higher level clearance

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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